"Chuck-a-Luck-a-Some More Lead"

by Wild Bill BLackerby

 

Scenario
Years later you're back in town at the same Saloon you made your rep with both the dice and your pistol. Now you're a big-time two-gun shootist and a couple of Yahoos decide to see if you're still made of the stuff that made you a legend. You toss the bones, they yell an odd phase at ya, and history repeats itself as they and you pull pistols.

Ammo
10 Pistol, 4+ shotgun

Starting Position
Standing at table, two safely holstered pistols, loaded with five rounds each, five dice in hand.

Shotgun safely staged on table, at least four shotshells on your person.

Procedure
When ready say "What the hell is a Yahtzee?" *

At the buzzer, engage the pistol targets as follows: 1-6-2-5-3-4-2-5-1-6

Engage shotgun targets in any order

 

*According to Hasbro, the game was invented in 1954 by an anonymous Canadian couple, who called it "The Yacht Game" because they played it on their yacht with their friends. Two years later they asked toy and game entrepreneur Edwin S. Lowe if he would make up some sets to be given as gifts to their friends who enjoyed the game. Lowe perceived the possibility of marketing the game, and acquired the rights to the game from the couple in exchange for 1,000 gift sets.

Lowe found that the game did not initially do well commercially, since the rules and appeal were not easily conveyed in an advertisement. Eventually he had the idea of organizing "Yahtzee parties" where people could play the game and thereby gain a firsthand appreciation for it. The idea was successful, and enthusiasts quickly popularized the game through word of mouth.

 

   

 

 

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