Dice are mostly used in board games. Dices were used for other purposes in the past and not only in board games. They were associated with magic and telling fortunes. Dice are small polyhedral objects. They are cubical. They are mostly used today in gambling. They are made with different materials. Dices are made with materials such as wood, metal, ivory and plastic materials. They have different shapes and sizes. Dices that are square, cubed and other stick shaped are the ones that are mostly used. Dices are used for various purposes and that’s why they differ. Computer games mostly use those that are electronic. All board games and dungeons use dices. To avoid losing them some people invest dices in their computers.
Dices are of different types because there is another one called casino dice. The edges of these dices are sharp. Although there are those that have different colors, most of them are red. A serial number is stamped on those dices that are used in casinos. They prevent cheating through substitution, and that’s why they are stamped. There are other types of dices that are known as alphabet dices. Many word and spelling games for the kids can be invaluably generated by these kinds of dices, and that’s why they are called alphabet. The games that are played with these dices mostly are related with symbols, vowels, syllables, word patterns and puzzles. Spelling strategies and problem solving issues are resolved by these dices in those games.
The movement of a player’s token along the board is represented by those dices in board games. Representation of a gambling game and outcome of battles is done with these dices. Dices that are used in board games are made of different forms. Dices that are used in board games depend mostly on the type of the game that is going to be played. Those dices that are mostly used are called meta dices. The meta dices appear in different shapes. In the past, dices had six sides. Each side was representation of a number. Rolling is done so that one of the sides will face up. The side that face up is the one tat decides the purpose of the roll.
More than six sided dices are also available. These dices are mostly found casinos. Dices may have other purposes especially in role-playing games such as dungeons and dragons. Those dices that function by changing the distribution within the dice are called trapping dices. The dice has a mercury chamber or wire with a weight that ratchets up and down the wire. Throwing of dices for games is not done anyhow. Some ways are used to throw them. Those players who are qualified use new ways to throw the dice for them to make profit.