Dice Comparison

These speciality dice are individually handmade in our workshops in the Highlands of Scotland.
The large red 36mm dice are made to order and will usually be shipped within one week – we will email you an estimated shipping date when we receive your order.
We aim to ship all other dice within 2 days.

TRICK DICE
These varieties are available in various combinations.

Twice dice:
One number has been replaced by another. For example the Double Four has an extra 4 instead of a 3, and the Double Five has an extra 5 instead of a 2. The extra number is on the opposite face to its double, so they are never visible at the same time. Choose from dice numbered:  1,2,3,4,5,1;  1,2,3,4,2,6;  1,2,3,3,5,6; 1,2,4,4,5,6;  1,5,3,4,5,6;  6,2,3,4,5,6

High Thrower and Low Thrower:
The High Thrower always throws a high number because it only has 4s, 5s and 6s on it. The Low Thrower always throws a low number because it only has 1s, 2s and 3s on it. The duplicated numbers are on opposite sides to each other so the dice will appear normal. The High Thrower will always beat the Low Thrower.

Odd Thrower and Even Thrower:
The Odd Thrower always throws an odd number because it only has 1s, 3s and 5s on it. The Even Thrower always throws an even number because it only has 2s, 4s and 6s on it. The duplicated numbers are on opposite sides to each other so the dice will appear normal.

Forcing Dice:
Instead of having six different numbers on each face, these dice have one number repeated six times. Each die features a different number – one die has only 6s on it, another only 5s, yet another only 4s, etc – so that by choosing the appropriate die, you can guarantee the result of a roll.

Opposites not Seven:
The opposites sides on a regular die add up to seven. This one has opposite sides: 1/5  ;  2/4  ;  3/6. It looks normal when viewed from the 1,2,3 corner or the 4,5,6 corner.

Craps Cheaters, Pair of Point Makers:
One of these dice has two each of the numbers 1, 5, and 6 on it, and the other has two each of the numbers 3, 4, and 5. The duplicated numbers are on opposite sides, so you can’t see them both at the same time. When you throw the pair together, they can never produce a total of 2, 3, 7 or 12. After the come out throw, these are the only combinations that can lose in a game of Craps.

Craps Cheaters, Pair of Door Pops: One of these dice only has the number 5 on it, and the other has only 2s and 6s. This means that when you throw the pair together, the total can only be 7 or 11.  If you roll one of these numbers on your first throw in a game of craps, you immediately win. This is known as “rolling a natural.”

Regular:
These are ordinary dice which look like the trick ones. They are the same weight, size and colour. Only a close examination can tell them apart from the trick ones.

OTHER MATHEMATICALLY INTERESTING DICE

Average Dice:
Averaging dice have faces marked 2, 3, 3, 4, 4, 5. The numbers are arranged so that opposite sides add up to seven. These dice are often used in role playing games to eliminate the extreme values.

Sicherman Dice:
These dice have the same probability of rolling a given sum as a pair of standard six-sided dice, but they are numbered differently: one has sides 1, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8; the other has sides 1, 2, 2, 3, 3, 4.

Non-transitive Dice:
Non-transitive dice have the peculiar property that no matter which of the set is chosen, one of the remaining ones has a statistical advantage over it. Mathematicians have discovered various sets with different properties. We supply a 3-dice set, a 4-dice set, and a 6-dice set.

Chiral Variations:
There are 16 distinct ways of arranging the pips on a Western-style 6-sided die. This set contains one of each. These are for the dice collector who has everything.