11 Fun Dice Games like Yahtzee to have you and your friends Rolling around in Laughter 

Yahtzee is usually the first game that comes to mind when you think of the best dice games, but there are other great dice games like Yahtzee that you should try as well.

The Yahtzee rules are incredibly easy to pick up, even if the game may seem pretty complicated to an outsider, but once you’ve mastered it, you’ll see how fun dice games can be. 

The game was allegedly created by a Candian couple in 1954 as a way to entertain when they had friends over on their yacht before later getting acquired by Hasbro (formerly Milton Bradley) in 1973. 

Although counting is usually involved with dice games, if you’re not numerically gifted, you should still be able to play dice games comfortably.

So read on to discover 11 of our favorite dice games that are just as good as Yahtzee but that you may not have heard of before. 

11 Games like Yahtzee

SHIP CAPTAIN CREW

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Ship Captain Crew Dice Game
$11.49 $8.99
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08/04/2022 09:46 am GMT

Players: 2+ players. 

Playing Time: 15 – 20 minutes. 

Age: Ages 8+. 

Game Type: Dice games. 

Publisher(s): TDC Games

Game Overview:

Players are tasked with obtaining a Ship, Captain, and Crew before earning 50 points by rolling the dice. Players need to roll a 6 (ship), a 5 (captain), and a 4 (crew) in order first, before then rolling different combinations to accumulate points. The first to 50 points wins the game. 

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TWICE AS CLEVER

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Stronghold Games Twice As Clever (Doppelt So Clever)
$24.99 $23.24
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08/05/2022 02:07 am GMT

Players: 1 – 4 players. 

Playing Time: 30 minutes. 

Age: Ages 8+. 

Game Type: Dice games. 

Publisher(s): Stronghold games

Game Overview:

A game like Yahtzee but takes the difficulty up a notch, Twice As Clever requires players to rack up points by rolling dice and matching them with what is on your game sheet. Players only pick a couple of dice they throw, and other players can take dice to help them out. Whoever gains the most points wins the game at the end. 

ROLL PLAYER

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Thunderworks Games Roll Player Strategy Boxed Board Game Ages 12 & Up
$59.95 $52.92
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08/08/2022 03:22 am GMT

Players: 1 – 5 players. 

Playing Time: 120 minutes+. 

Age: Ages 10+. 

Game Type: Dice games. 

Publisher(s): Thunderworks

Game Overview:

Roll Player is a simple version of an RPG game using the same concept of relying on lucky dice rolls to win. Design your character and embark upon a quest, collect items with a lucky dice roll, and defeat enemies either solo or with a party of fellow heroes. Earn reputation points; the player with the most reputation points at the end wins the game overall. 

DICE CITY

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Dice City
$46.95
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08/05/2022 02:07 am GMT

Players: 1 – 4 players. 

Playing Time: 45+ minutes.

Age: Ages 14+. 

Game Type: Dice game. 

Publisher(s): AEG

Game Overview:

Dice City is a game in which players must build up a city by using dice rolls to craft and build different buildings and facilities. Then, either work against or with fellow players to gather the best resources, players compete for their city to become voted the region’s capital city. 

QWIXX

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Qwixx - A Fast Family Dice Game
$12.99 $9.97
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08/08/2022 12:34 pm GMT

Players: 2 – 5 players. 

Playing Time: 10 – 15 minutes. 

Age: Ages 8+. 

Game Type: Dice game. 

Publisher(s): Gamewright

Game Overview:

Qwixx requires players to gather points by crossing off numbers on their gameboard. Players roll dice and cross off the number rolled but can only go from left to right. Players also pick which dice get added together as multiple are rolled giving an air of strategy to the game. Whoever crosses a line off first wins the game.

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ROLL FOR IT

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Calliope Games Roll For It! - Red Edition
$19.95 $16.00
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08/04/2022 09:53 am GMT

Players: 2 – 4 players. 

Playing Time: 15 – 30 minutes. 

Age: Ages 8+. 

Game Type: Dice game. 

Publisher(s): Calliope

Game Overview:

A simple Yahtzee-like game that is ideal for playing with younger children, Rolling For It requires players to roll the dice which is on their card. Once a player has rolled the exact dice roll displayed on the card, they get rid of that card. The first player to get rid of all their cards wins the game. 

ROLL THROUGH THE AGES: THE BRONZE AGE

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Roll Through The Ages: The Bronze Age - The Bronze Age
$78.84
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08/08/2022 11:53 am GMT

Players: 1 – 4 players. 

Playing Time: 30 – 45 minutes. 

Age: Ages 8+. 

Game Type: Dice games. 

Publisher(s): Bard

Game Overview:

Roll Through the Ages requires players to roll dice to make combinations, which means that players can choose what investments they make to build their civilization. Gathering workers and commodities is key in this one, while also building monuments that are worth points. Most points at the end win. 

FARKLE

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Farkle
$17.08 $9.99
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08/08/2022 01:27 pm GMT

Players: 2 – 6 players. 

Playing Time: 30 – 60 minutes. 

Age: Ages 6+. 

Game Type: Dice game. 

Publisher(s): Brybelly

Game Overview:

The goal of Farkle is to become the first player to amass 10,000 points. Players roll 6 dice in the hopes of making different combinations, and the different combinations turn into points. 

Players keep rolling until they don’t make any combinations, and the game ends once a player gets to 10,000 points or more. 

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BAMBOOZLED

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Bamboozled - A Hilariously Fun Bluffing Dice & Card Game
$19.99
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08/04/2022 12:37 pm GMT

Players: 2 – 8 players. 

Playing Time: 15 minutes. 

Age: Ages 8+. 

Game Type: Dice game. 

Publisher(s): Blue Wasatch

Game Overview:

Bamboozled is the family party game where players must either beat or match the previous player’s score by rolling 2 dice. If they don’t, then they must bluff to pretend that the score has been beaten. Players get 3 lives; if they’re caught lying 3 times, then they’re out. The last player standing wins the game. 

DICE TOWN

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Dice Town Revised Edition
$69.45
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08/04/2022 12:37 pm GMT

Players: 2 – 5 players. 

Playing Time: 45 minutes. 

Age: Ages 10+. 

Game Type: Dice game. 

Publisher(s): Matagot

Game Overview:

A game that mixes poker with Yahtzee, Dice Town requires players to attempt to become the Sheriff and then use their power to make decisions on the board. Each hand, players gather together a poker hand and roll a dice to decide what happens on that turn. The Sheriff at the end of the game wins overall. 

GREED DICE GAME

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Greed Dice Game
$11.49 $8.99
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08/08/2022 12:11 pm GMT

Players: 2+ players. 

Playing Time: 30 minutes. 

Age: Ages 7+. 

Game Type: Dice game. 

Publisher(s): TDC Games.

Game Overview:

The Greed Dice game favors the brave. Players roll dice to score points with the different combinations they roll, and can roll again to increase the number of points they get. 

Players can also bank their points; whoever scored 5000 points first wins the game. If a player fails to roll a combination, they lose all their unbanked points. 

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