##### Non-cubical dice
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Polyhedral dice are dice with more or fewer than six sides. They were once almost exclusively used by fortune-tellers and in other occult practices, but they have become popular lately among players of wargames, trading card games, German-style board games, … Read More

##### Non-standard cubical dice
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The faces of most dice are labelled using an unbroken series of whole numbers, starting at one (or zero), expressed with either pips or digits. Common exceptions include: colour dice (e.g., with the colours of the playing pieces used in … Read More

##### Materials for the dice used in games
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It is unknown of what material the earliest polyhedral dice were made. A pair of icosahedral (20-sided) dice dating from Roman times are on display at the British Museum. Roughly cubical six-sided Roman dice made of wood, bone, ivory and … Read More

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A loaded or gaffed die is a die that has been tampered with to land with a selected side facing upwards more often than it would simply by chance. There are methods of creating loaded dice, including having some edges … Read More

##### Dice history
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Dice were probably originally made from the ankle bones of hoofed animals (such as oxen), colloquially known as “knucklebones”, which are approximately tetrahedral. Even today, dice are sometimes colloquially referred to as “bones”, as in “shake them bones”. Ivory, bone, … Read More

##### Dice terms and probability
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While the terms ace, deuce, trey, cater, cinque and sice are hardly common today having been replaced with the ordinary names of the numbers one to six, they are still used by some professional gamblers to describe the different sides … Read More

##### Ordinary dice
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The common dice are small cubes 1 to 2 cm along an edge, whose faces are numbered from one to six (usually by patterns of dots called pips). It is traditional to assign pairs of numbers that total seven to … Read More

##### Dice
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A die (Old French de, from Latin datum “something provided or played”) is actually a small polyhedral object, typically cubical, made use of for creating random numbers. This makes dice appropriate as gambling devices, particularly for craps or sic bo, … Read More