The rules for Yacht are largely the same as for Yahtzee (roll five dice up to three times, fill in one category on the score sheet), with the following exceptions:
- There are only 12 categories.
- There is no "Three of a Kind" category.
- The "small straight" is five-in-a-row starting with "1" (1-2-3-4-5) and the "large straight" is five-in-a-row ending with "6" (2-3-4-5-6); both are worth 30 points.
- "Full House" (three of one value and two of another) scores the total pip value of all dice.
- Five of a kind is called "Yacht", and is worth 50 points.
- The catch-all category is called "Choice".
- There is no bonus scoring.
The player with the highest score after filling all 12 categories is the winner!
Yacht Rule Variations
- Some players allow bonus scoring (35 points bonus if 1's through 6's total 63 or more).
- Some players set a fixed value of 40 points for Full House.
The commercial game Kismet is billed as "The Modern Game of Yacht".