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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.

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URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-157544OAI: diva2:770620
Available from: 2014-12-11 Created: 2014-12-11 Last updated: 2014-12-11Bibliographically approved

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