Text Yahtzee

Play Yahtzee in the command window, with multiple players per game.

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Updated 3 Apr 2013

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Object: Roll dice for scoring combinations and get the highest total score.
This text-based command window Yahtzee game was inspired by a few of the other submissions on this site. This version has the following features:

- High scores list
- Multi-player versus option
- Stable, pleasing and intuitive interface
- Conforms to all official Yahtzee rules (including bonus Yahtzee joker scoring: http://www.hasbro.com/common/instruct/Yahtzee.pdf)
- Short, modular, commented code (usefull for editing and following flow)
- Consice and transparent score allocation logic
- Text-only game mechanics makes it look like you're working

>> ZYahtzee % runs game
>> ZYahtzee(p) % runs game for p players

Enjoy a brief game of Yahtzee!

Cite As

Zachary Danziger (2023). Text Yahtzee (https://www.mathworks.com/matlabcentral/fileexchange/27891-text-yahtzee), MATLAB Central File Exchange. Retrieved .

MATLAB Release Compatibility
Created with R2009b
Compatible with any release
Platform Compatibility
Windows macOS Linux
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Version Published Release Notes
1.4.0.0

Fixed high score record recording bug that occurred when the current directory was different from the Yahtzee directory.

1.3.0.0

Added features to bonus stats display - The game will now save scores to appropriate directory (even when not currently in that dir) - there is now no need to include spaces when entering held die numbers for faster play

1.2.0.0

This update fixes the improper scoring for Yahtzees in versus mode.

1.1.0.0

- fixed spelling error in game board
- do not accept bad die number inputs (instead of ignoring them)
- added statistics "easter egg"
- added multi-player versus capability
- automatically score final roll

1.0.0.0