How to Maximize Your Score in Solitaire Yahtzee ∗

  title={How to Maximize Your Score in Solitaire Yahtzee ∗},
  author={Tom Verhoeff},
Yahtzee is a well-known game played with five dice. Players take turns at assembling and scoring dice patterns. The player with the highest score wins. Solitaire Yahtzee is a single-player version of Yahtzee aimed at maximizing one’s score. A strategy for playing Yahtzee determines which choice to make in each situation of the game. We show that the maximum expected score over all Solitaire Yahtzee strategies is 254.5896 . . . . 


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