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Yahtzee

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Download Editors' Rating:
Editors' Rating:
Good
Average User Rating:
out of 4 votes out of 4 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    2.4
  • Total Downloads:
    37,617
  • Date Added:
    Sep. 06, 2009
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    2.68MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    5
  • Platform:
    Windows
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Editors' Review

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We're big Yahtzee fans, so when the time came to test Yahtzee!, a software version of the popular game, we were excited, but the thrill quickly wore off. From a sloppy user interface to an incomplete Help file, this game software is plagued with problems.

The program's user interface resembles a Yahtzee notepad, with the scoring combinations listed down the left side of the small window. The dice run along right side of the window, with a large Roll button prominently displayed. The overall look of the interface is sloppy and dated, and some of the text in the window is truncated and hard to read. As fans of the game, we assumed we'd know how to start playing it, but that wasn't the case. The interface lists a Help file, but clicking on it calls up a message stating that it's still under development. Not sure where to begin, we clicked the Roll button. The dice did change to reflect the "roll," but the game offers little direction about the next step. We rolled a second time and came up with a small straight, but it didn't register on the left side of the page. Our scores finally updated once we clicked each of the die, and then clicked the Roll button, but it didn't change our overall frustration with the program.

This software comes as a zip file and uninstalls cleanly upon removal. We recommend that you skip this dud and stick to playing Yahtzee the old-fashioned way.

 
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User Reviews
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Results 1–4 of 4

1 stars

"Installs ad peep"

March 27, 2013  |  By Christine_R

2013-03-27 12:19:26  |  By Christine_R

 |  Version: Yahtzee 2.4

Pros

Fairly easy to set up but custom install preferred to prevent it from changing default home page, search, installing toolbars, etc.

Cons

Despite a custom install, the program still installed something called Ad Peep, which was difficult to remove. Also, after playing 2 or 3 games, it would "stick" and have to be restarted.

Summary

Waste of time

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1 stars

"bad graphics"

February 20, 2011  |  By emmanetta

2011-02-20 08:06:22  |  By emmanetta

 |  Version: Yahtzee 2.4

Pros

i can't think of any

Cons

poor graphics

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4 stars

"Fairly Good"

February 01, 2010  |  By mrfantastic97

2010-02-01 13:39:15  |  By mrfantastic97

 |  Version: Yahtzee 2.4

Pros

Good user interface.
Updater is something many other programs lack.
Easy to use with a good learning curve.

Cons

Buttons do lag every once in a while. Not a big deal though.

Summary

Overall, Yahtzee! performed well on my computer. I had no trouble with the installation and there were no leftover files and registry entries after uninstallation like some other programs tend to leave behind. I like the help file. It provides useful information to the novice and also to the experts. Pretty good game overall.

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4 stars

"Pretty Good"

September 12, 2009  |  By skybomb0

2009-09-12 18:29:55  |  By skybomb0

 |  Version: Yahtzee 2.4

Pros

I like the multi-user support and the great help file.

Cons

Some of the buttons can take a second to respond.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 2.4
Fixed the button response time.
General
Publisher Daniel Taylor
Publisher web site http://gadgets.freehostrocket.com
Release Date August 28, 2009
Date Added September 06, 2009
Version 2.4
Category
Category Games
Subcategory Cards & Lottery
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows XP/Vista/7
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 2.68MB
File Name Yahtzee!.zip
Popularity
Total Downloads 37,617
Downloads Last Week 5
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free
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