Various Dice

 

Here are some more dice of my collection. This section is structured in themes as follows:

 

*        My favourites: as the title says

*        Noteworthy: Dice I consider unique, special or noteworthy in some way or another

*        Spinners

*        Vintage dice sets: The Armory, TSR, etc

*        Pips: Dice with special pips

*        Not Numbered: Dice representing numbers with neither pips nor Arabic numbers, e.g. roman numerals, hexadecimal, Japanese, symbols, or words

*        Symbols: One of the faces of a pipped or numbered die is replaced by a symbol

*        Math: Dice with mathematical symbols or words

*        Electronic: Dice using a battery

*        Astro: Dice with astro symbols (zodiac, planets)

*        Letters: Dice with letters instead of numbers

*        Poker: Dice with poker symbols

*        Miscellaneous: Dice in my collection that do not fit in any other theme

 

My Favourites

D18 Truncated Sphere

Designed by

me and Magic

Acrylic Glass

Made by

my daughter

Beads

Made by my son

Dice Maniacs Club

great art work

Art Deco,

beautiful design

 

Wooden

spherical D6

handicraft

“6” circular

Bone

Ukraine

Amber

D32, glass,

made in

Czechoslovakia

 

D26

All prime numbers below 100

(1 is on top, © at bottom)

Designed by my daughter

 

D10, pipped

2D6, double roller

3D6, triple roller

 

5D6, quintuple roller

5D6, quintuple roller, poker

 

Rubik’s Cube

 

Noteworthy

Dice I consider unique, special or noteworthy in some way or other

 

Zocchihedron, D100

100-sided die,

invented by Lou Zocchi

D-Total

“Seventeen Dice in One”

D24 Deltoidal Icositetrahedron

A.Simkin / GameScience

Details can be found here

D12, unique shape:

Rhombic Dodecahedron

AskAstro

 

D10, unique shape:

Flattened octahedron

Japanese “Trinity” die

numbered 0..9

Russian die

“6”  is diagonal

Opposite faces do not sum to 7:

6 and 1 are adjacent

Chessex, Arrows of Chaos

Configuration and pips are

n-sided polygons where

n is the number of pips on

that face.

( “1” consists of 8 arrows)

 

D6 with both pips and numbers

1-3 numbered

1-3 pipped

D10, odd numbers are

upside-down

(compared to all other

D10s in my collection)

Italic font

Backgammon

doubling die

Diagonal numbers

Backgammon

doubling die

 

D6, binary die (D2)

D8, binary die (D2)

Exile Game Studio

(Ubiquity Dice)

110,101,100,11,10,1

Binary D6

Wood, hand painted

Design by Christopher Campbell

 

 

D16, Hexadecimal

F,E,D,C,B,A,9,..,1,0

Hexi Die

Design by Kevin Cook

 

Sicherman Dice

Numbered 4,3,3,2,2,1 and 8,6,5,4,3,1

Same probability distribution as a pair of normal dice

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sicherman_dice

 

Non-transitive dice: Each die beats the one in clockwise direction with probability >0.5

(similar to the game Rock, Paper, Scissors)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nontransitive_dice

 

Hollow, made

of six plastic

squares

Phenolic resin

(bakelite)

1930’s

Stone

Metal,

hollow

 

Minute bone dice, beginning of 20th century

These were packed in a hollow cork and came as gift together

with a bottle of European liquor.

Details can be found in Leo van der Heijdt’s book

Face to face with DICE” on p.77.

Cork dice

(cork missing

In my collection).

Picture by

L. van der Heijdt

[Ref]

 

The “1” face of the left die is convex (cheater?)

 

KODT dice: 3/4", six-sided dice with the five characters from

Knights of the Dinner Table on five sides, and "Hoody Hoo" on the sixth.

Dice are in full color, and the art is sublimated into the surface of the die,

not painted onto the outside

Flying Buffalo

 

“2” vertical, “1” large red, “4” red, “5” center dot red, Bhutanese?


The pips seem to be hand made, as they come in different configurations

 

Dice shaker, 38mm

Tycoon Percussions

 

The largest (58mm) and smallest (5mm) dice in my collection.

I do prefer regular sized dice (16mm), though.

 

Spinners

D4, numbered

 

D6, pipped

D6, pipped

 

D6, pipped

10cm long!

 

D10, pipped

Instead of the “10” there is a figure (joker?)

 

2D6, double spinner

The two halves move (more or less) independently, thereby generating the same numbers as two D6.

 

2D6, double roller, “Mulpa Roller”

The two halves move (more or less) independently,

thereby generating the same numbers as two D6.

 

3D6, triple roller

The three parts move (more or less) independently,

thereby generating the same numbers as three D6.

 

5D6, quintuple poker roller, Mulpa

The five parts move (more or less) independently,

thereby generating the same results as five D6.

 

5D6, quintuple poker roller, Mulpa

The five parts move (more or less) independently,

thereby generating the same results as five Poker D6.

 

Brass

Nimm alles, Alle geben, Gib zwei, Gib eins, Nimm eins, Nimm zwei

(German for: take all, put all, put one, put two, take one, take two)

 

Nimm alles, Alle geben, Gib 2, Gib 1, Nimm 1, Nimm 2

(German for: take all, put all, put 1, put 2, take 1, take 2)

 

Nimm alles, Alle geben, Gib 2, Gib 1, Nimm 1, Nimm 2

(German for: take all, all put, put 1, put 2, take 1, take 2)

 

Nimm alles, Alle geben, Gib 2, Gib 1, Nimm 1, Nimm 2

(German for: take all, put all, put 1, put 2, take 1, take 2)

Wood, 60mm

 

Nimm alles, Alle geben, Gib 2, Gib 1, Nimm 1, Nimm 2

(German for: take all, all put, put 1, put 2, take 1, take 2)

 

Toma todo, todos ponen, pon 1, pon 2, toma 1, toma 2

 (Spanish for: take all, put all, put 1, put 2, take 1, take 2)

 

Je t’aime, un peu, beaucoup, passionnément, ŕ la folie, pas du tout

 (French for: I love you, a little bit, passionately, (I’m) crazy about you, not at all)

Vintage Dice Sets

The Armory 1st Generation

“1” on D4 and D8 replaced by “A”. D20 is 2 x 0..9. Note that there is no D10.

Mint. Year unknown, but leaflet says “free replacement if our dice wear out before 1 Jan 1982”

Pictures of the individual dice are not to scale.

The Armory 2nd Generation

D6 is missing in above set, looks probably similar to the green D6 below

The Armory Chameleons

© 1989, mint. Pictures of the individual dice are not to scale.

TSR Basic Dungeons & Dragons (Original Edition)

mint

TSR Dungeons & Dragons, 1983

TSR Dragon Dice

© 1993. Pictures of the individual dice are not to scale.

Diamond Dice

 

Porcelain Dice

Small porcelain dice, D6 is 10mm

Pips

Dice with special pips

 

Chessex, Arrows of Chaos

Configuration and pips are

n-sided polygons

( “1” consists of 8 arrows)

 “1” point-circle

Thai

Pips point circle

or “bull’s eye”

 

Pentagons

Soccer

Koplow

Hearts

Eyes

Skulls

 

Clover

Ribbons

Mickey Mouse

“Ks” (Koplow)

Devils

 

Hemp

Gifts

Tactile

 

Petals

Design by
J. Asperheim

Bird’s eye

Design by
J. Asperheim

 

Casino Die

Condado Beach (Puerto Rico)

 

Not Numbered

Dice representing numbers with neither pips nor Arabic numbers

Non-Arabic Numbers

Roman

D6, Roman

I, II, III, IV, V, VI

D6, Roman

I, II, III, IV, V, VI

D6, Roman

I, II, III, IV, V, VI

 

D6, Roman

I, II, III, IV, V, VI

D6, Roman,

VII,VIII,IX,X,XI,XII

D6, Roman,

V,X,L,C,D,M

 

 

D12, 3x(1-4)

Roman Numerals

 

Binary

110,101,100,11,10,1

Binary D6

Wood, hand painted

Design by Christopher Campbell

 

Hexadecimal

F,E,D,C,B,A,9,..,1,0

Hexi Die

       GameStation      

Design by Kevin Cook

 

Japanese

1-6 Japanese (Kanji)

7-12 Japanese (Kanji)

1-10 Japanese (Hiragana)

 

Kanji (left column), Hiragana (2nd column from left)

http://web-japan.org/kidsweb/language/numbers/index.html

 

Korean

1-6 Korean (Sino)

7-12 Korean (Sino)

 

http://www.scribd.com/doc/947832/Korean-Numbers-Chart

American Sign Language (ASL)

1-6 ASL

7-12 ASL

1-10 ASL

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/American_manual_alphabet

Strokes and Arcs

Strokes

Bamboo Pentagram

Truant

 

Fingers

Fingers, 5,4,3,2,1,0

Fingers, 5,5,2,2,0,0

Rock (5) Paper (0) Scissors (2)

 

Words

12,11,10,9,8,7

English

6,5,4,3,2,1

English

 

12,11,10,9,8,7

German

zwölf, elf, zehn,

neun,acht, sieben

6,5,4,3,2,1

German

sechs, fünf, vier,

drei, zwei, eins

 

12,11,10,9,8,7

Turkish

on iki, on bir, on,

dokuz, sekiz, yedi

6,5,4,3,2,1

Turkish

altı, beş, dört,

üç, iki, bir

 

2,2,2,1,1,1, EVEN, ODD

 

Symbols

One of the faces of a pipped or numbered die is replaced by a symbol

 

D6 Pipped

Lobster

Crab

Cat

Pig

Unicorn

 

Horse

Turtle

Elephant

 

Star

Soccer

Koplow

Dragon meet

2006

 

Map of

Canada

Map of

Switzerland

Map of

Italy

 

D6 Numbered

 

25,20,15,10,5,misfire

Warhammer Artillery

13,9,8,5,4,face

Rummy Die

10,9,8,7,6,10-1

???

 

10,8,6,4,2,misfire

10,9,6,5,1,face

Rummy Die

10,8,6,4,2,misfire

Warhammer Artillery

 

 

7,5,3,cat,bat,rat

Catz, Ratz & Batz

Bird

3,2,2,1,1,bird

Shark fin

Shark

(traded, no longer
in my collection)

5,4,3,2,1,hook

 

 

1 replaced by skull

4,3,2,1,W,W (wildcard)

Phase 10

2,2,1,1,X,X

Toto die

 

6 replaced by Hammer and Sickle

Q-Workshop

 

D10 Numbered

1 replaced by

a rose

1 replaced by

an Ankh symbol

 0 replaced by a

Yin Yang symbol

Q-Workshop Yin Yang

 

“0” replaced by a symbol (devil?)

1,2, and 3 different color

“World of Warcraft (WoW)”$

(traded, no longer in my collection)

 

D12 Numbered

 

10,9,8,7,6,5,4,3,2,1,0,crown

D20 Numbered

 

20 replaced by a Lotus symbol (life counter)

 

Math

Dice with mathematical expressions, symbols or words

 

Math expressions die

          

          

 

 

Math

+,-,x, ÷,=,

Math

+,-,x, ÷,=, <

Math

=, ≠,<,>,≤,

 

Math

x,x,x,x,x,x

Math

=,=,=,=,=,=

Math

x, ÷,+,+,-,-

 

Math

x, x, x, ÷,÷,÷

Math

+,+,+,-,-,-

Math

+,+,-,-,blank,blank

 

Math

+,+,+,-,-,-

German

Math

><,-,÷,=,x,+

German

Math

=,<,≤,≠,≥,>

German

 

Shapes in German

Hexagon, Square, Trapezoid, Triangle, Rhombus (2x)

Math

3,2,1,0,+,-

Equations

 

Electronic

Electronic Die

Flashing Die

Flashing Die (red/blue)

 

Rubik

Rubik’s Cube, 2x2x2

Rubik’s Cube, 3x3x3

 

Rubik’s Square Dipyramid

Based on the same mechanism as the 3x3x3 cube

but „poles“ can be rotated

 

Rubik’s Hexagonal Dipyramid

Based on the same mechanism as the 3x3x3 cube

Astro

 

Zodiac

Pentagonal

Zodiac

Rhombic

AskAstro

 

Zodiac Symbols

http://www.wpclipart.com/imgpage.html?http://www.wpclipart.com/signs_symbol/zodiac/zodiac_symbols.png

 

Planetary

Pentagonal

Planetary

Rhombic

AskAstro

 

 

Planetary Symbols

http://solarsystem.nasa.gov/multimedia/gallery/all_symbols.jpg

 

Letters

D6 Letters A,D,E,T,Y,Z

D20 Uppercase Letters

 

D30 Uppercase Letters

Type 1

D30 Uppercase Letters

Type 2

D30 Lowercase Letters

 

Poker & Card Dice

D4 Poker

AH,KC,8D,10S

Peg Poker

AS,QD,4C,5H

Peg Poker

AC,9D,JS,2H

Peg Poker

 

KH,QC,7D,9S

Peg Poker

KS,JD,3C,4H

Peg Poker

KD,5C,6H,2S

Peg Poker

 

QH,JC,6D,8S

Peg Poker

QS,10D,2C,3H

Peg Poker

JH,10C,5D,7S

Peg Poker

 

10H,9C,4D,6S

Peg Poker

9H,8C,3D,5S

Peg Poker

8H,7C,2D,4S

Peg Poker

 

Peg Poker, http://www.boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/5134

 

D6 Poker

Poker,

9,10,J,Q,K,A

Wood

Koplow

Poker

Ace of Club

Type 1

Poker

Ace of Club

Type 2

Poker

Ace of Spaces

 

Poker

Ace of Spaces

Transparent

Koplow

 

Poker

Die on the right is numbered A,4,3,3,2,1

 

Set of Poker Dice

This is a possibly incomplete set of poker dice. Note that additional letters are printed on the dice. Any hints are appreciated. Could be KARDICE ?

 

 

AC(U),KS(I),10D(A),

2D(E),5S(E),8H(O)

AS(A),QH(U),8D(E),

2C(I),4H(O),10C(E)

AD(N),KH(D),JS(T),

9C(R),5H(F),3S(S)

 

KC(A,SH),10S(Y,SH),

6D(A,W), 2S(O,PL),

9H(E,W),5C(U,PL)

This die also includes

letter(s)  in the lower

left corner

QS(S),7D(L),4S(R),

JC(N),3C(D),6H(T)

JD(P),10H(S),7S(B),

8C(N),3D(C),2H(H)

 

D6 Showdown Poker

Showdown Poker

D8 Poker

AS,KH,QD,JC,9S,8H,7D,6C

Koplow

AH,KD,QC,10S,9H,8D,7C,5S

Koplow

 

AD,KC,JS,10H,9D,8C,6S,5H

Koplow

AC,QS,JH,10D,9C,7S,6H,5D

Koplow

 

KS,QH,JD,10C,8S,7H,6D,5C

Koplow

 

D14 Card Dice

D14 dice, shaped like a cuboctahedron with rounded vertices and edges.

 

Each die contains 13 card symbols (2..10,J,Q,K,A) plus an Arsenal Club Crest. Other editions feature Everton, Leeds United, Liverpool, Manchester City, Manchester United, Sheffield Wednesday, and West Ham. For a complete collection see here.

AS,KD,QS,JH,10C,9D,

8S,7C,6H,5S,4D,3C,2H,

Arsenal Club Crest

Card Dice

AH,KS,QH,JC,10D,9S,

8H,7D,6C,5H,4S,3D,2C,

Arsenal Club Crest

Card Dice

 

AC,KH,QC,JD,10S ,9H,

8C,7S,6D,5C,4H,3S,2D,

Arsenal Club Crest

Card Dice

AD,KC,QD,JS,10H,9C,

8D,7H,6S,5D,4C,3H,2S,

Arsenal Club Crest

Card Dice

 

 

5D6 Poker

 

5D6, quintuple poker roller, Mulpa

 

Lottery Dice

D12 Lottery

Roll to Riches

D12 Dipyramid

One die is missing. For a complete set see here

 

 

 

Double Dice / 3 in 1

D6

Double dice

D10

Double dice

D12

Double dice

D20

Double dice

 

D6

3 in 1

Miscellaneous

Dice in my collection that do not fit in any other theme

 

Animals

Dinos

 

Transport

Trains

The Train Game

 

Superman

 

Slot Machine

Slot Machine

 

Warhammer Scatter

 

Money

 

D6 43mm!

Caotina is a Swiss chocolate drink

http://www.caotina.ch

D6

GolfProfi

 

Ich, du, wir (I, you, we)

wooden, 30mm

Lieben, baden, essen, schlafen, feiern, trinken

(To love, to bath, to eat, to sleep, to celebrate, to drink)

wooden, 30mm

 

D8

TV Scene It

(traded, no longer in my collection)

 

D12

Months

D12

Body Parts

 

Tiny dice shakers

 

Tiny dice in glass jar

 

3 Chinese rubber dice, 12mm (top and bottom shown)

 

Tiny dice in glass pig

Tiny die on Swiss 1 cent coin

 

 

Colors & shapes:

3 green circles,

2 orange triangles,

1 red square

 

Monsterdice

Flying Buffalo

Green level 1 monsters:

bees, bats, rats,

skeleton, snake, goblin

 

Monsterdice

Flying Buffalo

Orange level 2 monsters:

crocodile, orc, octopus,

harpy, mummy, cyclops

 

Monsterdice

Flying Buffalo

 

Red level 3 monsters:

dragon, mage, vampire,

balrog, roc, giant spider

 

Monsterdice

Flying Buffalo

Mood die with faces:

friendly, neutral, suspicious,

hostile, afraid, berserk

 

Monsterdice

Flying Buffalo

 

Treasures:

gold coin, silver coin,

gem, scroll, weapon,

magic weapon.

 

Treasure Dice

Flying Buffalo

different directions, door, stair

 

Corridor Dice

Flying Buffalo

Rune Dice

Flying Buffalo

 

Football Fever

Football Fever is a game with 18 dice of 6 different shapes and a down counter.

 

Down Counter

(not used as die)

D4

Elongated Square Prism

Scrimmage Die 1

D4, Edged Cigar Shape

Scrimmage Die 2

D4, Edged Cigar Shape

 

Scrimmage Die 3

D4, Edged Cigar Shape

Kick Return Die

D6, Edged Cigar Shape

Punt Return Die

D6, Edged Cigar Shape

 

In/Out Of Bound Die

D8

Onside Kick (Free Kick) Die

D8

Bomb Die

D10

 

Referee Die

D10

Block Defense Die

D12

Recovery Die

D12

 

Pass Defense Die

D12

Blitz Defense Die

D12

Run Defense Die

D12

 

Kickoff Die

D20

Punt Die

D20

Option Die

D20

 

Extra Point Die

D20

 

 

Nin Gonost

12 Accuracy Dice, 12 Duel Dice, 1 Fate Die. Nin Gonost on BGG and Dicecollector.com