Yard Yahtzee (Yardzee) is one of those fun yard games that will transform your backyard parties.  Let me show you how to make giant yard dice for your family and friends to enjoy! Plus download a Free Printable Yahtzee scorecard.

If you’re a fan of board games, dice games, or just looking for something different to entertain a crowd – make some memories and have fun with friends and family with these great family games.



Free Yahtzee

This is a great way to gather everyone together for a little outdoor fun this summer. The DIY yard dice are super easy to make: I whipped up 2 sets in a couple of hours. They are simple 4x4x4 blocks of wood that are faux stained with Chalk Paint. When they aren’t being used to play games, they make great decor for your home.

Yard Yahtzee Supplies

  • 12 4x4x4 blocks ( I bought a 4x4x10 board at Home Depot and cut it into 4x4x4 blocks.)
  • 8 oz. BB Frösch Chalk Paint  – Brown (You can select whatever color you like, I’ve used Mink from Benjamin Moore mixed with  BB Frösch Chalk Paint Powder. You can just grab a sample pot of paint at Home Depot in your favorite color and mix it with BB Frösch. You can even ask them for Mink, they have it in their system even though they don’t carry Ben Moore products.)
  • 8 oz. BB Frösch Chalk Paint  – White
  • BB Frösch Premium Finishing Wax – Clear & Dark
  • Paint Brush
  • Wax Brush
  • Round sponge

How to Make a Yard Yahtzee Game

Make sure you sand your blocks once they are cut because you don’t want any rough edges. Dust them off and get your space ready for a quick paint session. CLICK HERE for a quick video tutorial on how to make these cute dice. This video is about how to make Large Dice for Yard Yahtzee.


It’s really just that simple. A little paint & wax and you’re good to go. This is a great painting technique for furniture and all kinds of stuff… It’s not just for dice! Once you have your dice made you are ready to start playing.

Now, all you need to do is gather the troops and start playing Yahtzee!!

Yahtzee Rules

Are you wondering how to play yard Yahtzee?

If you’re new to Yahtzee, Here are the rules, follow the link to the rules of the game that you can print if needed.

Are you familiar with the game of Yahtzee?

Players take turns rolling as many as 5 dice, picking which ones to roll again to create sequences that score the most points. The dice can be rolled up to three times, writing in a score or zero on your Yahtzee score sheet after your turn.

Most versions of Yahtzee use scoring rolls similar to hands of cards. The dice combinations are three-of-a-kind, four-of-a-kind, full house (a pair plus three-of-a-kind), and other combinations. A Yahtzee, worth 50 points, is when you get all dice with the same number.

Printable Yahtzee Score Card

If you’re in need of a free Yahtzee games scorecard, I’ve also created a fun printable that you can download over at WhipperBerry


Click HERE to go to WhipperBerry to download Yahtzee Score Card

Now all you have to do is grab the troops and have a ball!!



If you like yard games you will love this DIY Corn Hole game. You can make it yourself.


Have fun with this tic tac toe game!  Are you camping this summer or spending hours outdoors and love outside games? Here is a fun game that you can take on the go. What a useful and thoughtful handmade gift this travel game would make for family and friends.

These minute to win it games take very little prep and can entertain a group of people for hours.

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