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Revision History

  • 1.1 (2023-04-29)

    Fixed bug that caused 1-3-3-4-6 and 1-3-4-4-6 to resolve as small sraight.

  • 1.0 (2022-07-17)

    Initial release


Yacht Rocks is a single player 64x64 PICO-8 version of the dice game Yacht (not the brand name game, please don't come at me, Hasbro!). You roll 5 dice (up to 3 rolls per turn) and try to score the most points possible in all the categories. Surely everyone's played this game in some form, right? It's a classic!

I wrote this because it's a favorite activity of my sister & I when we're together. We get very competitive about it! I only see her every few years or so & I miss her a lot between those times. I thought this would be fun for her to play & screenshot for me while we're apart so we could compete between visits :).


Game Screen

  • Z: roll the dice
  • X: lock a die (locked dice are not rolled)
  • Left/Right arrow: move lock selector between individual dice
  • Up arrow: view the score sheet (press again to return to the game screen)
  • Down arrow: score the current set of rolled dice immediately

Score Screen

  • Z: score the currently selected category
  • X: view the dice being scored (press again to return to the score sheet)
  • Left/Right arrow: switch between top and bottom score sheet sections
  • Up/Down arrow: move category selector


  • There's a 35 point bonus for scoring 63 or higher on the top section. I recommend always targeting that bonus for max scoring. For example, if you roll four 6s, it's tempting to score that on Quad, but I would always choose to score that on 6s if available.
  • Every Yacht after the first scores a 100 point bonus. If you've gotten & scored a Yacht and then roll another, you can score that anywhere on the bottom section (including the two straights!) or on the top section for the matching number.
  • Use the up arrow to check the score sheet often! I tend to forget sometimes that I've already scored something and then end up going for things I don't need, which leaves me with nowhere to put them.


  • All code, sounds & graphics by yours truly
  • Title screen font is the 5x6 font by our very own @zep, found here: https://www.lexaloffle.com/bbs/?tid=32877
  • Opening theme is a riff on "Sailing" by Christopher Cross, the platonic ideal song of the yacht rock genre.
P#114451 2022-07-17 14:02 ( Edited 2023-04-29 18:44)

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