by Amanda Nettgen
+ Classic Yahtzee-style play you know and love from the original
+ Nice graphics and sound
+ Nice to be able to play against the computer if you don't have anybody else
– Hasbro shut down the original Yahtzee games downloads, so we have to get it from Amazon.
Yahtzee is everyone's favorite dice game. Once upon a time, you could download it FREE, but Hasbro stopped that in December 2009, so now you have to either play an imitation, like Yatzy Twist from iWin, or buy Yahtzee video games on Amazon.
There are some minor differences between regular Yahtzee and Yatzy Twist, but not enough to be worth writing about. Basically, if you're looking for Yahtzee for your PC, this is it!
Throw five dice and make the best score you can from a maximum of three throws. Sometimes it is worth discarding three of a kind to go for a run, sometimes you will want to take a single pair.
The worst thing about Yahtzee download are the slightly average graphics and fiddly play selection if you have more than one REAL player to use the computer.
Because it's a twist on the original game, you won't know all the scores and concepts right away -- you have to learn the "twist". So be prepared to be a little confused at first.
Yahtzee addicts can’t go wrong with Yahtzee. It's a crisp take on the original game.
I personally already own the board games Power Yahtzee and Yahtzee Free-For-All and also Yahtzee for the DS, but would still seriously consider getting this PC edition, too.