Every gamer is certainly familiar with the “standard” dice used for gaming: d4, d6, d8, d10, d12, and d20. Most are also aware that there are many other types of dice readily available (d3, d5, d7, d30, d100, etc). As far as dice with a differing number of sides, that is just the tip of the iceberg. But even beyond that, there are many specialty dice that many gamers have never heard of. I ran across a nice collection today and thought I’d share them with you.

Game Station has an interesting selection of specialty dice. Here are a few that caught my eye:


Sicherman Dice

Invented by a famous military strategist, Sicherman dice are the real-world replica of what was once only a theory on paper. This set of 2 dice is numbered in a special way to where they roll with exactly the same probability of 2 standard 6-sided dice, but contain much different numbers… including an 8! Slip a pair of these into your favorite game and watch your friends light-up when the 8 comes up… they’ll accuse you of cheating, when actually you aren’t! Comes with 1 pair of Sicherman dice and a story insert of how they came to be. A Gamestation exclusive!

Loaded Dice

This is a set of 3 black dice that are weighted to roll 6 every time. The dice are 19mm in size and have rounded edges w/ silver dots.

Compass Direction

This is an 8-Sided black dice that measures 16mm in size. It has white letters representing the various directions on a compass. N, S, E, W, SE, SW, NE, NW are all present.

Body Parts

This is a 25mm 12 – Sided dice. It is white and has red lettering representing the following body parts — Right Leg, Head, Left Hand, Left Arm, Full Body, Left Foot, Chest, Right Hand, Right Arm, Left Leg, Stomach, Right Foot

Months

This is a 25mm 12 – Sided dice. It is white and has all twelve months of the year represented in blue.

12-Sided d4

This is a 25mm 12 – Sided dice. It is white and has black dots 1-4 three times on the dice. So essentially, this is a 4 sided dice.


The above are just the ones that jumped out at me. There are many more on their site and endless more on others.

I particularly like the 12-sided d4. Rolling a d4 has always felt unsatisfying to me. It doesn’t roll as much as just plop down on a side. It’s bad enough when your character just does 1d4 damage, but the wimpy roll of a d4 somehow manages to lessen it even further. Rolling a d12 (numbered 1-4) would at least feel like you are doing something more substantial.

The loaded dice are an interesting novelty, but certainly are a bit dangerous to have around.