Welcome to my Lucky Yatzy app review.
Now dice games are often quite popular because they can be fun to play.
Just take your typical board game, for example. Most of them include dice and are enjoyed by many.
So what we are seeing are developers catching on to this to bring offline games to your phone.
The latest type is Yatzy, a game you play with friends trying to get certain dice outcomes.
This is exactly what this mobile game is about, however, on top of playing it. They say you can win and this is their words ‘big prizes’.
However, since not many cash themed games are generous enough even to pay a dollar out, it’s not promising at all.
Let me take you through this post where I share with you my findings and tell you whether you can cash out playing it.
Lucky Yatzy App Review Summary
- Owner: Nigel Fowler
- What Are They?: Yatzy Game
- My Worth It Rating: 3/5
What Is Lucky Yatzy?
Lucky Yatzy is a game created by Nigel Fowler but based on the success of the board game ‘Yahtsee‘.
This mobile version is very different to the one you would see in households, as everything you find once you have launched the game is about earning prizes.
Not only do they claim there are prizes up for grabs, but you can apparently win big wads of cash, which is luring a lot of players to try it out.
When I say a lot, we are talking about 100’000 users who have downloaded the game since its release on the 24th of March 2021.
The owners themselves have become established in this field and know exactly what the deal is with making games.
Both are successful in short spaces of time and lead people to believe that it’s their lucky day.
How Does Lucky Yatzy Work?
With Lucky Yatzy, the aim is to roll several dice and from them make certain combinations.
It’s all about getting combos that earn you coins and money, but in the normal version, people are used to, you receive points instead.
First, you have three rolls of the dices, and if you roll the same number more than twice, they stay in while you continue to roll the other dice a further two times.
After the three roles, whatever you have rolled will be matched with a combination from the list. Here is the list I am on about:
It’s not the easiest game to get the hang of right away, but after a few rolls of the dice, you will know what to look out for and what combinations will be the most rewarding.
How To Make Money With Lucky Yatzy?
Normally the games I review have the simplest concepts that take only a few seconds to figure out.
However, I decided to test it out for a longer time span, with this being a little more complex.
To become more familiar and get an idea of the amount of money you can earn, I can report it in this Lucky Yatzy app review.
The money side is what most of the thousands of people who have downloaded this game so far are more interested in.
What I found with the money the game gives you for matching certain numbers at the start is quite high.
It certainly isn’t uncommon to get $20-$50 from one go.
So as you can imagine raising your balance at the start is quite easy.
But from sitting down and playing the game for about an hour, I noticed that the money was going down as well as becoming quite repetitive.
As soon as I hit $200, the earnings suddenly crashed down.
Instead of the 10’s of dollars I was previously getting, I was now being awarded less than cents, even when I matched Yatzy.
After you get a combo, you are given an incentive to multiply your winnings by a random number.
You have to watch a video, and this is how the developers make their money.
But even if I was getting multipliers, I was still finishing rounds with cents towards the end of my playing time with the game.
So this is where it becomes clear that the game wants you to play a lot. However, once you get into the swing of things, they drastically decrease the amount you win.
How Do They Pay?
Now you may be wondering if the game is giving me so much, to begin with, why would they start paying me less?
Wouldn’t it make sense for them to keep giving the same amounts so that players stick around more?
Personally, I think that both of the tactics these games use are wrong. This consists of:
- Giving users lots of money that aren’t warranted by the action of just making a roll of the dice
- Secondly, to give users lots of money than out of the blue, give them effectively.
I would love to get $50 to match 5 6’s in Yatzy. However, it makes no sense for a company to pay me for doing that.
Even if I watched a few ads, to make $200 in less than 15 minutes is ridiculous.
Now the second point, and them giving you less as you play more, are all in line with the current cashouts they have in place.
It looks like you can redeem when you get $300, so this explains why I went through what I did in the last section.
It’s because the game doesn’t want users getting to minimum thresholds.
Interestingly the game has in its terms that they are not obligated to pay out to anyone, so even if you got to $300, they wouldn’t pay you out anyway.
But just to rule that out, they make sure by putting scripts into the game to make sure that the rate you earn from then on is far less when you reach certain milestones.
What You Need To Know About
1. The Board Game Is A Lot Better
The original Yatzy, which is called Yahtzee, is a lot better when playing with your mates.
With this game, all the players’ motive is to earn as much as they can as quickly as possible.
Because of that, it becomes very tedious. The more you play it because you don’t care about getting certain combinations, you only care about how much money you get after each turn.
When you play in person, it is more enjoyable because you’re actually trying to get the best combinations possible.
With any games like this that involve dice, you can be sure that your rolling is predetermined.
How I know, this is because you are consistently getting high outcomes at the start, but after a while, big combos become few and far between.
2. $300 Moves Further Away From You
Playing Lucky Yatzy, I can only imagine for users who are new to the money-making games are thinking cashing out will be a breeze.
The game gives you so much to start with that it’s only natural to start thinking about receiving the money.
However, as I mentioned above, the more you spend time on the game, the further away you move away from the goal.
You might be thinking, how does that work?
Especially after each role, you do get some form of money.
Well, because you get less and less and start to get only a couple of cents at one point, it means the number of roles you will need to win money just keeps increasing.
Let’s say we played a simple game of heads or tails, where I said you could win £10.
I could say you can have as many flips of the coin as you like too, however every time you win the next time, I give you half the money.
The first time you guess correctly, I could give you £2.5 for example, from there you would get:
- £1.25, £0.62, £0.31, £0.15, £0.08
It’s just an example. However, it’s to give you an idea of how it doesn’t matter how many times you play. You are fighting a losing battle.
Lucky Yatzy owners have somehow taken a fun board game played between friends and family, turning it into this frustrating and tedious money-driven game.
It’s all about earning money, and from the adverts, they are portraying the idea you will be printing money.
However, the sad reality is the game is taking advantage of hundreds of thousands of players by not playing anyone out.
As I mentioned towards the start, they already have several games that I have played already, all of which are similar in how they string along each of their users and show no promise of actually paying anyone out.
You can change your luck with this app. However, I am fairly certain you not only will win nothing from the game, but you will waste a lot of time chasing money that will never be paid out from these owners.
I hope this Lucky Yatzy app review was interesting and an eye-opener for any of you who thought of putting some time into it.
You can play it for fun, but the last thing I would do is recommend them as a way to earn, as no one is getting paid from them.
If you do have some questions for me, do let me know, and I will be happy to answer them for you 🙂