I played many hundreds of games of Yahtzee until 2009, when I achieved the "holy grail" of 759 points. I missed getting the upper-section bonus by three points, but made up for it with six yahtzees, though the game display can only show a maximum of four. If I'd gotten those three extra upper-section points, the total would have been 797. Another three beyond that and it could have been an 800-point game [sigh].
After that, the challenge of bumping my best score up a few points was hopeless. So I switched to Solitaire (known to purists as Klondike), where the score is one's "lifetime" winnings and climbs endlessly over time. Each new game "costs" you 52 points, one for each card in the deck. You then "win" five points for each card moved to a foundation pile. It takes ten or eleven such cards to cover your "cost" and break even. Any additional cards moved to a foundation increases your ongoing point total. Of course, fewer than ten cards in a game is a loss.
The decision to document my growing Solitaire point total was made when I reached a score of 234567 points. Since then, I've randomly captured scores that seemed "significant" at that moment. I don't know why, but failed to notice when the lesser score of 123456 points was reached, so it's not documented.
Once I reached the half-million-point mark in Solitaire, I achieved yet another personal holy grail. I suspected that further pursuit of higher scores would lose its appeal. Alas, I still play Solitaire, but I'm keeping an eye out for another game to hold my attention.
-- Stan Cleveland, Beaverton, OregonBack to CodeMunki Home
759 points, June 17, 2009
There were six yahtzees: the regular 50-point one, and 100-point ones
for 3-of-a-kind, 4-of-a-kind, full house, small straight, and large straight
234567 points, April 10, 2015
250000 points, May 7, 2015
300000 points, July 13, 2015
333333 points, September 20, 2015
345678 points, October 10, 2015
400000 points, January 5, 2016
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456789 points, March 16, 2016
500000 points, May 11, 2016
543210 points, June 28, 2016
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600000 points, September 6, 2016
654321 points, November 4, 2016
666666 points, November 21, 2016
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