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Poker Dice Solitaire Future Review

by Zachary Miller - July 3, 2014, 3:58 pm EDT
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It's actually just Kismet.

For those of you who don’t know what Kismet is, it’s Yahtzee with colored dice. In order to get a Flush, all five dice must land on the same color. It’s otherwise the same game—you roll five dice and pick the ones you want to keep, rolling a maximum of three times total in an effort to score points based (more or less) on Five Card Stud Poker rules. You can get two pair, three or four of a kind, a full house, a large and small straight, and, of course, Kismet—in which all five die land on the same number.

Poker Dice Solitaire Future adds chips to the game: you can get each winning combination up to four times, but missing a turn (that is, being unable to roll anything successfully) forces you to give up a chip and lose—as opposed to simply not getting—those points. This is a variation found in Yahtzee and probably Kismet too.

PDSF looks attractive, like an electronic gambling machine in Vegas. The colors are bright, the aesthetic is mildly futuristic, and there are no dice. They’ve been replaced by spinning number slots. You highlight dice you’d like to keep then roll again, etc. You select a winning chip by tapping it (winning chips are highlighted, which is handy). The goal, of course, is to get the maximum number of points.

Your high scores are recorded. Oddly, there is no multiplayer option. I’ve never been one for solo Yahtzee/Kismet, but I know some people like it. My wife, for example, likes games like this where she doesn’t have to compete and possibly lose. It’s certainly not a bad way to pass the time, and it’s easier than digging my boxed copy of Yahtzee out of the closet and fiddling with a score sheet. On the other hand, the thrill doesn’t exactly last long. It’s Kismet, so you have to ask yourself how much you like playing Kismet by yourself.


  • Aesthetically pleasing
  • It's Kimset
  • No multiplayer
  • No reason to look up at your TV

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Worldwide Releases

na: Poker Dice Solitaire Future
Release Jul 03, 2014
eu: Poker Dice Solitaire Future
Release TBA
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