The Yahtzee scorecard consists of two sections: the upper section and the lower section.
The UPPER SECTION
If you choose to score your roll in the upper section of the scorecard, your score is recorded as the sum of all dice in the score category chosen. For instance, a roll of 3-1-3-5-3 scored in the Threes category would result in a total of 3+3+3=9 points.
A Bonus score of 35 points is added if a player scores more than 63 points in the upper section.
The LOWER SECTION
The lower section is vastly different to the upper section in that it contains a number of poker-themed combinations. These are: 3 of a Kind, 4 of a Kind, Full House, Small Straight, Large Straight, Yahtzee, and Chance. The table below provides more information on each combination on the score allotted.
For instance, a roll of 6-6-1-6-1 scored in the Full House category would result in a score of 25 points.
A player who throws a Yahtzee will be awarded 50 points. Subsequent Yahtzee rolls will result in a Yahtzee Bonus point. Yahtzee Bonus points are worth 100 points each. A player can use his/her additional Yahtzee as a wild card in the Lower Section provided that the corresponding Upper Section box has been filled. For example, a roll of 6-6-6-6-6 (a Yahtzee of Sixes) could only be used as a wild card in the Lower Section if the Sixes category has already been scored.