Looking for a Valentine’s Day Game to play with your family and friends? Also fun for a Valentines Day Party or Classroom Party. Our Valentines Yahtzee is fun for all!
VALENTINES DAY GAME
Valentine’s Day is fast approaching…can you believe it? It just seems like the days are flying by…yet crawling at the same time! Anyways, we like to celebrate the actual day of Valentine’s together as a family. My husband and I will then celebrate our Valentines Day date on a separate day.
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We always make sugar cookies or these sugar cookie bars and decorate them as a fun activity always within a few days of the holiday. Then we always celebrate the day by enjoying a nice candlelight dinner for SEVEN! LOL! It’s a fun way to spend the day together as a family. You can check out our Valentines Day Table Decorations here.
The kids love to play games together too. So one of the games we play is this Hearts Yahtzee game, which is just like regular Yahtzee. I just jazzed it up a little bit for a fun Valentines Day Game.
HOW TO MAKE VALENTINES GAME DICE
- You will need 5 or 6 square wood blocks that measure 1 x 1 inch. (I made 6 game dice instead of the usual 5 dice. It is easier for the little kids to get the needed numbers to do well at this game. So you can either make 5 or 6 dice and play either “heart” or “hearts” yahtzee).
- Paint your dice white (or preferred color) and let dry.
- Print out the dice download which can be found by clicking on the button below. Make sure you print it out the original size or it won’t be the right size for your dice.
- Cut out each individual square.
- Glue them with mod podge onto each dice. Each dice should get a letter and the numbers 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6. You can look at a regular dice to see what goes where.
- Mod Podge the fronts and backs of the squares to firmly attach them to the dice. I gave each dice an additional layer of Mod Podge after the first layer dried.
*Be sure to print these out with a laser printer so that the ink will not run.
That’s it! Pretty easy huh? I have used this Valentines day game at my kids Valentines Classroom parties and the kids loved it!
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HOW TO PLAY HEARTS YAHTZEE
Object of the game:
The object of Yahtzee is to obtain the highest score from throwing 5 dice.
The game consists of 13 rounds. In each round, you roll the dice and then score the roll in one of 13 categories. You must score once in each category. The score is determined by a different rule for each category. The game ends once all 13 categories have been scored.
To start with, roll all the dice. After rolling you can either score the current roll (see below), or re-roll any or all of the dice.
You may only roll the dice a total of 3 times. After rolling 3 times you must choose a category to score.
You may score the dice at any point in the round, i.e. it doesn’t have to be after the 3rd roll.
To score your combination of 5 dice, you click one of the 13 boxes, or write it on the scorecard (scoresheet). There are two sections to the score table – the Upper Section and the Lower Section.
Once a box has been scored, it cannot be scored again for the rest of the game (except the Yahtzee category), so choose wisely.
Upper Section Scoring:
If you score in the upper section of the table, your score is the total of the specified die face.
If the One, Three or Four Categories were selected for scoring with this roll, you would score a zero.
If placed in the Two or Six category, you would score 2 and 6 respectively.
Bonus: If the total of Upper scores is 63 or more, add a bonus of 35. Note that 63 is the total of three each of 1s, 2s, 3s, 4s, 5s and 6s.
Lower Section Scoring:
In the lower scores, you score either a set amount, or zero if you don’t satisfy the category requirements.
3 and 4 of a kind: For 3 of a kind you must have at least 3 of the same die faces. You score the total of all the dice. For 4 of a kind you would need 4 die faces the same.
Small and Large Straight: A Straight is a sequence of consecutive die faces, where a small straight is 4 consecutive faces, and a large straight 5 consecutive faces.
Full House: A Full House is where you have 3 of a kind and 2 of a kind. Full houses score 25 points.
First Yahtzee: A Yahtzee is 5 of a kind and scores 50 points, although you may elect NOT to score it as a Yahtzee, instead choosing to take it as a top row score and safe guard you bonus.
Additional Yahtzees. If you roll a second Yahtzee in a game, and you scored your first yahtzee in the Yahtzee box, you would score a further bonus 100 points in the yahtzee box.
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