It's got more strategy than I remembered. It's difficult to play now that I know enough probability to calculate the exact odds of a particular roll, because I sit there trying to figure out whether I'm better off trying to fill the long straight from inside or keep the 5s and go for the 4 of a kind while everyone else is saying "would you just hurry up and PLAY?!?"
Happily, I was able to mostly suppress the impulse after a little while. I didn't win, but managed a decent score 2 out of 3 games.
And weirdly, dice don't hate Jerry when he's playing Yahtzee. I think it's because they feel neglected in other, less dice-centric games.