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When I was a girl my dad played Yahtzee with us kids on Florida vacations. It's a great memory. And oh the joy when you actually got Yahtzee!!! It still gives a little thrill, even on the handheld game.
One of my kids got a touch screen Yahtzee Wild handheld game for Christmas. On Sunday night, long after we had sent all the other kids home after a sleepover, I pulled out the Yahtzee game and played it. It was comforting to make the simple decision of whether I was going to go for 5's or 6's, for a small straight or a large straight. And I could hear my dad explaining why you should save your ones and twos spot for when you don't get a good roll. It's easier to take a zero on your ones than on your sixes.