You can now play Yahtzee, the hugely popular multiplayer dice game owned by Hasbro, with your buddies using your iOS device, thanks to the new and aptly called game Yahtzee With Buddies.
Yahtzee With Buddies is currently the only Yahtzee game for iOS officially licensed by Hasbro. Several Yahtzee games were released on iOS in the past by Electronic Arts. But it appears that the digital publishing rights for the game have been transferred to the developer of Yahtzee With Buddies, Scopely.
As it happens, Scopely is also behind Dice With Buddies, which is essentially a Yahtzee game for iOS without the Yahtzee branding.
Interestingly, you can play Yahtzee With Buddies by challenging players in Dice With Buddies, in addition to other Yahtzee With Buddies players from your family, circle of friends, or around the world.
And much like Dice With Buddies, Yahtzee With Buddies features custom dice, thrilling tournaments, and daily challenges.
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Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad running iOS 7.0 or later, but not yet optimized for iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, Yahtzee With Buddies is available now on the App Store as a free-to-play game.
As announced on the latest edition of AppsGoneFree, Yahtzee With Buddies is offering a launch day special in the form of a free ticket package that’s normally worth $3.99: “In the classic hit Yahtzee with Buddies, all players will receive a week’s supply of free tournament tickets. To make things even more fun, every time you finish a game we’ll give you a free scratcher ticket, where you can scratch to win amazing in-game prizes!”
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