On the Subject of Yahtzee

When has bomb defusal ever been a game of chance?

There are five dice in the colors of purple, yellow, blue, white and black. Start by rolling the dice. Then choose which dice to keep and which to reroll. You may only keep dice of the same value. Keep repeating until you get a Yahtzee.

The dice to keep are given by the following rules if you rolled:

5 dice:

Keeping multiple dice that satsify the condition is allowed on this section.

    Large straight:
    • Highest in serial [#]*
    • Purple if none
    Small straight:
    • Outlier(s)
    Three of a kind or full house:
    • 2 or more lit: white
    • 2 or more unlit: black
    • Highest not in the three-of-a-kind otherwise
    Four of a kind/two pairs:
    • Matching number of batteries
    • Matching number of [battery] holders
    • Yellow otherwise
    Pair: Use the first sentence satsfied from this:
    • My parallel ports are colored purple. Is the PS/2 port lonely [blue]? This RCA port does contain white. Why is my RJ port black in void? It’s bright [yellow] otherwise.

    The port needed is within the start of the sentence and the color of the die to keep is near/at the end of the sentence. This DOES NOT TRULY REFER TO the colors of the ports.

    Otherwise: Roll all the dice [again]

4 dice:

    Straight (small or large): Cannot keep same valve as previously kept die (You must also keep at least 1 die if that happens)


    • 0 dice any time
    • 1 die cannot be black
    • 2 dice cannot contain [a] blue [die]
    • 3 dice if other 2 are not in serial [#]
    • 4 dice if 5th die has [a] bigger value
    • Cannot keep [# of] dice equal to the # of port plates unless 2 or fewer

3 dice:

    Full house:*
    • reroll pair if dupe ports
    • reroll three-of-a-kind otherwise
    • 0, 1, or 2 dice any time
    • 3 dice if purple or white die kept before
    • 4 dice if 5th die has [a] smaller value
    • Any # of dice if the value of the kept dice is in the serial [#]

2 dice:

    • 0, 1, 2 or 3 dice any time
    • 4 dice if yellow or blue was kept before or if the fifth is 1 off

1 die:

    • Keep rolling [until you achieve a Yahtzee].

This manual can be used to solo this module. If there are any errors/issues, please contact @VFlyer#6320 over on Discord.


Yahtzee: All 5 dice show the same value.

Large straight: Five consecutive values.

Small straight: Four consecutive values. The outlier is the fifth die.

Three of a kind: Three dice of equal value, but not four.

Full house: Three of a kind plus two of another kind.

These terms always refer to all of the dice, regardless of which were rolled and which were kept.

“#” is used as number in this manual.

*Highest in serial number refers to the highest valve die that is in the serial number.

“lit”/“unlit” refer to indicators on the given bomb.