From 2006 to 2009 we asked people to submit their high scores to Yahtzee.org.uk and over 1000 people did so.
Working with the submitted high scores, we've done some analysis. One thing to come out of this is that the profile of submitted scores each year follow a closely matching trend, so it does look like the scores are fact and not fantasy.
Unlike online where you can win real money online pokies, most people play Yahtzee as a form of entertainment or leisure. They don't gamble even though it is one of the most popular dice rolling games in the world.
The most often achieved high score zone is 600-650, with
of all submitted high scores being in this range. Due to the nature of
Yahtzee scoring, its much less likely that you'll score 550-600 or
650-700 and much more likely your score will land in the ranges 600-650
In fact, if you do score in the less likely ranges, it
probably means you haven't realised the correct rule on scoring
multiple yahtzee throws and you're missing out on your score. Check the
rules page - the additional yahtzee's section is highlighted in green.
Here's a graph showing the %age of scores in each range
submitted in each year. You can clearly that some ranges are much more
likely than others, and that the profiles are very similar for each
The average high scores were 588 in 2006, 586 in 2007,
in 2008 and 573 again in 2009, with an overall average of 581.
You can download
the list of high scores and analysis, in
excel format, to play with yourself. Do get in touch if you come to any
interesting conclusions (theres a contact link at the bottom of the