Parents' Guide to

Yahtzee HD

By Mark Raby, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 7+

Visually pleasing re-creation of the classic dice game.

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age 13+

Based on 1 parent review

age 13+

Technical end stinks

The game itself is great I love the way it's set up. However there are a few faults. I purchase the cheapest package of dice in order to eliminate the ads as clearly stated on the purchase order. Guess what? I'm still getting ads. Secondly to complete bonus rolls you must complete certain objectives in order to be awarded the bonus rolls. Twice I have not been compensated. Thirdly the game freezes often and sometimes makes you reload the game. And it heats up my phone to where the phone shuts down. If the makers would fix the glitches this would be a great game.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say: (1 ):
Kids say: Not yet rated

YAHTZEE HD doesn't break any barriers, but its goal of presenting a fun, accessible version of one of the most classic games of all time is definitely achieved here. The graphics on the iPad are very crisp and clear, and an assortment of bright colors adds a level of excitement to the experience. There are multiple ways to play with other people on the same iPad, including "Battle Mode," "Duplicate Mode," and "Pass 'N Play," but it is also fun to play solo. Players who don't have a nearby competitor can challenge the game's built-in computer opponents in a special "Adventure" mode, adding some depth to the singe-player experience. In all, it doesn't do much to shake up the Yahtzee franchise, but it doesn't need to. It takes the time-tested game and makes it look great, easy to play, and fun to watch.

App Details

  • Device: iPad
  • Release date: October 29, 2010
  • Category: Dice Games
  • Publisher: Electronic Arts
  • Version: 1.2.8
  • Minimum software requirements: iOS 3.2 or later
  • Last updated: August 22, 2016

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