Change search
ReferencesLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
En jämförelse mellan den matematiskt optimala strategin och en ivardagligt spel tillämplingsbar strategi
KTH, School of Computer Science and Communication (CSC).
KTH, School of Computer Science and Communication (CSC).
2014 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

Yahtzee is a popular dice game around the world. The complexity makes the game interesting to play and analyze. This report compares the effectiveness of the mathematically optimal strategy with a strategy that can be used for casual play. The rules used are those of the Nordic variant Yatzy, in which a few but important rules are different from the American Yahtzee. To evaluate the everyday strategy 100,000 games was simulated in a java program written specifically for this purpose. The mathematical approach performs better than the everyday strategy with 248.63 against 189.80 in average points. Despite this result the everyday strategy competitive to the mathematical when complexity is taken in consideration.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
National Category
Computer Science
URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-157544OAI: diva2:770620
Available from: 2014-12-11 Created: 2014-12-11 Last updated: 2014-12-11Bibliographically approved

Open Access in DiVA

fulltext(1358 kB)1117 downloads
File information
File name FULLTEXT01.pdfFile size 1358 kBChecksum SHA-512
Type fulltextMimetype application/pdf

By organisation
School of Computer Science and Communication (CSC)
Computer Science

Search outside of DiVA

GoogleGoogle Scholar
Total: 1117 downloads
The number of downloads is the sum of all downloads of full texts. It may include eg previous versions that are now no longer available

Total: 155 hits
ReferencesLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link