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Yam (French) is a remake of the dice game Yam (also known as Yams and Yathzee) for the NDS, it can be played up to 4 players on the same console.

User guide

How to play

Each player has a maximum of 3 throws for each turn and must fill in any of the following combinations for each turn. The player has the highest points wins the game.


In the upper section:

  • One - Sum of all aces with a minimum of 3 aces.
  • Two - Sum of both with a minimum of 3 twos.
  • Three - Sum of all three with a minimum of 3 threes.
  • Four - Sum of all four with a minimum of 3 fours.
  • Five - Sum of all five with a minimum of 3 fives.
  • Six - Sum of all six with a minimum of 3 sixes.
  • Bonus - 35 points if the Sub-Total of this first part is> = 63.

In the lower section:

  • Three-of-a-kind - 20 points if 3 identical dice.
  • Full - 25 points if 3 identical dice + 2 identical dice.
  • Small Straight - 30 points if you have 1+2+3+4 or 2+3+4+5 or 3+4+5+6.
  • Large Straight - 35 points if we have the dice 1+2+3+4+5 or 2+3+4+5+6.
  • Square - 40 points if 4 identical dice.
  • Yam - 50 points if 5 identical dice.
  • Chance - Sum of all the dice.




1.04 16/02/2009

  • Added a dice sound.
  • Added music.
  • Added Mask of dice to roll.
  • Added in the options, the ability to choose the music.
  • Added a cross (top right during a game) to quit the current game.
  • Added an arrow to the left in front of the name when choosing points on the grid.
  • Added an automatic selection of the grid on the last game turn.
  • Added a display of HighScores at the end of the game.
  • Fixed a bug on the sorting of HighScores during one game to several.
  • Change the keyboard to green.
  • Fixed display bugs on the buttons, in some cases, pink dots were still visible.

1.03 09/02/2009

  • Added some sounds and two music.
  • Added options to turn off the music and/or sound.
  • Added save options.
  • Added Backspace in the Number of players menu.
  • Added 1 second pause after choice of points (before the switch of the 2 screens)
  • Fixed small glitches buttons.

1.02 08/10/2008

  • Added a loading window.
  • Added a main menu.
  • Added help.
  • Added High Scores (Top 5) with save to file.
  • Fixed small display bugs.

1.01 04/10/2008

  • Fixed a bug in the calculation of points. The bonus was not carried over to the total.