Designer: Thierry Denoual
Publisher: Blue Orange Games
Number of players: 2 - 4
Official Recommended Age: 8 years and above
Users' Recommended Age: 6 years and above
Playing Time: 15 minutes
Let the five dice roll you to a win with Yamslam!
Calculated risk and smart strategy will place the odds in your favor. Roll the dice and choose those that will get you the best results. Each combination has a different point value but only 4 corresponding chips, so get the best ones before they run out! Race your friends to the special bonuses and keep the suspense rolling until the end with Yamslam!
Reviews & Comments:
BGG Eric Johnson:"Family Gaming: This game is all about dice, but it is quick, and it is nice for those times when you don't want to think too hard."
BGG Cubsfan31:"My 8 y.o. really enjoys this and it gives him some practice adding larger numbers in his head - he thinks it's like adding coin values as they did in school this year. I like the game's portability and the fact that it's self-contained -- this makes it a good one to take along on a trip or somewhere you'll have a wait. Also great for a quick game while dinner is cooking or before bed - fun for the kids!"
BGG Progmode:"The components are excellent and the rules are extremely simple. What I really like about it is the length of the game. It's short. The time it takes is a great fit for the amount of game inside the box... All in all, I'd say it's worth owning if you like dice games that are absent of theme, quick to play, and have a bit of pressure considering the common pool of chips disappears quickly."
BGG James Barnes:"At first I had no interest in this game. Another Yahtzee...yeah yeah...bla bla bla...I'm not interested! I found myself thinking about this game and like some kind of crazy obsession I ended up buying this one. It's fun and to me does not feel like your playing Yahtzee at all. It's much simpler. Roll the dice and take a chip. Every turn, you are earning points it seems! Really easy game to play, a definite filler. It is a push your luck type game. The bright red tin, like that of the Double shutter tin...coincidentally...make these two games feel like similarly addictive little fillers."
BGG Brian Brokaw:"The bonus scoring and the multiple but limited scoring chips makes this FAR better than Yahtzee. We played a variant rule such that 4 empty chip piles ended the round. I could see how playing longer than this would make this game too repetitive and less strategic. Also, the very cool components of this one make it a must have for me."
BGG Steve Ellis:"This is a fun little dice game that even non-gamers will enjoy."
BGG Tim Moore:"Nice portable, family game. Wife and daughter (and daughter's friends) always enjoy playing."
BGG Samuel Mitschke:"Yahtzee variant that's more fun than it seems like it should be. The chip values add a layer of strategy and back-stabbyness that is quite welcome. "