So this week I uploaded another video to my Yahtzee collection.
I've been amazed by the number of people who have contributed their own videos.
And I've also been intrigued to note the disproportionate number of viewers who seem to have rolled all 5s.
One viewer produced the following tally of which number has been most common.
1s - 7 times
2s - 11 times
3s - 11 times
4s - 9 times
5s - 19 times
6s - 9 times
(Reminder: A Yahtzee is five matching dice of any number - so on 19 occasions the five dice all came up as a 5)
Anyway, onto the real reason for today's blog post.
It is simply to share another nice Yahtzee related email from the Numberphile inbox.
This one is from a chap named Simon and it goes as follows:
I just have to tell you a story.
During the last three weeks I was on
a cycling trip with two friends of mine.
To kill some time in the
evenings we played Yahtzee almost every day. On one day we invented the
rule that if someone throws a yahtzee in a single roll, they would have
to stand up not saying a word and just walk away... then they would win
We invented this rule pretty much for fun as we were pretty
sure this was never going to happen.
On the last day of the trip when we were at the airport we decided to
play some final rounds.
In total we played three rounds and in the
second round one friend of mine actually threw a Yahtzee in one roll.
Unfortunately we wasn't aware of the rule anymore and forgot to walk
away in silence. So we finished the round to play the final third on
Two throws into the third round I jokingly said to my friend how
unnecessary it is to throw a Yahtzee in one roll when I lifted up the
cup to see Yahtzee of 6's.
I stood up not saying a word and just walked
off to win the game. I left a photo in the attachment that my friends
took while I was walking away in triumph ;)
I think it's just unbelievable that not only we got a one roll Yahtzee during our trip but also got a second one just a few throws
And to crown it all this all happened on the two last rounds we
played during our entire trip. Crazy, right?
Keep it rolling,