Top critical review
Great game in a ridiculous box
24 December 2018
The thing that irritated me about this Yahtzee set, and the reason I’ve only given it 3 stars even though we LOVE the game, is the box.
To play Yahtzee you really only need 5 dice and a Yahtzee score pad. (This set also comes with a plastic cup thing that you can store the dice inside and use to shake the the dice before rolling. Some people might like that, but we probably won’t use it.) You could very easily fit the components of this game inside a box the size of a cigarette packet, however the box provided is the size of a ream of A4 paper (27cm x 20cm x 4cm). It’s HUGE. When you open the box you see that it is mainly taken up by a large cardboard filler piece (which is ovbiously intended to be disposable) that has been put in there to stop the tiny components sliding around inside the vastly oversized box.
If, like me, room in your games shelf/cupboard is limited, I suggest buying just the Yahtzee score pads (which are available separately) and 5 dice. We will be chucking this giant box in the recycling bin.