What is dice?

  • (noun): Small cubes with 1 to 6 spots on the faces; used to generate random numbers.
    Synonyms: die
    See also — Additional definitions below


A die (plural dice, from French , from Latin datum "something which is given or played") is a small throwable object with multiple resting positions, used for generating random numbers. This makes dice suitable as gambling devices for games like craps, or for use in non-gambling tabletop games.

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Star Wars: Battlefront III - Development
... rights to develop Star Wars games for consoles and PC, and subsidiaries including DICE, Visceral Games and BioWare started developing Star Wars games ... At Electronic Arts' E3 2013 press conference, DICE unveiled a teaser trailer for a game titled Star Wars Battlefront, featuring footage of a battle set on Hoth. 3 engine studio head Patrick Söderlund stated that the game would be "DICE's interpretation of what Battlefront should be", but would still incorporate elements from the previous two games ...
Miwin's Dice
... Miwin's Dice are a set of nontransitive dice invented in 1975 by the physicist Michael Winkelmann ... They consist of three different dice with faces bearing numbers from 1 to 9 opposite faces sum to 9, 10, or 11 ...
Lorraine Williams - The Downfall of TSR
... The Gathering, TSR attempted to enter this market in 1996 in a novel way with Dragon Dice, a game that used packs of collectible dice instead of cards ... Sales of Dragon Dice through the games trade started strongly, so TSR quickly produced several expansion packs ... In addition, TSR tried to aggressively market Dragon Dice in mass-market book stores through Random House ...
Dice - Application in Divination
... Dice can be used for divination using dice for such a purpose is called cleromancy ... A pair of common dice is usual, though other forms of polyhedra can be used ... that the Pythagoreans used the Platonic solids as dice they referred to such dice as "the dice of the gods" and they sought to understand the universe through an understanding of geometry in polyhedra ...
List Of Licensed And Localized Editions Of Monopoly - Equipment - Dice
... A pair of six-sided dice ... (In 2007, a third "Speed Die" was added for variation.) ...

More definitions of "dice":

  • (verb): Cut into cubes.
    Synonyms: cube
  • (verb): Play dice.

Famous quotes containing the word dice:

    Often beneath the wave, wide from this ledge
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    Hart Crane (1899–1932)

    When God throws the dice are loaded.
    Greek proverb.

    I shall never believe that God plays dice with the world.
    Albert Einstein (1879–1955)