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Gallery of dice types

I’m a big fan of the Dice Collection on: http://membres.lycos.fr/arjan, so I made this chart as a sort of table of contents to the different types of dice shown on that site. Who knew there are so many different types of dice with so many sides! It would be fun to try out board games with these different dices, uh, dies, uh… dice.

D2 Dice D2 Dice
cylinder
D3 Dice D3 Dice
Rounded-off triangular prism
D4 Dice D4 Dice
pyramidal (also called tetrahedron or tetraeder)
This die does not roll well and thus it is usually thrown into the air instead.
D6 Dice D6 Dice
cube, cubical, also called hexahedron or hexaeder
D7 Dice D7 Dice
Pentagonal prism
D8 Dice D8 Dice
octahedron
Each face is triangular
D10 Dice D10 Dice
di-pyramidal shape (also called decahedron or decaeder or pentagonal trapezohedron)
Each face is kite-shaped;
D12 Dice D12 Dice
rhombic dodecahedron or dodecaeder
Each face is a regular pentagon.
D14 Dice D14 Dice
heptagonal dipyramid or
cuboctahedron.
Each face is in the shape of an isosceles triangle.
D16 Dice D16 Dice
octagonal dipyramid
Each face is in the shape of an isosceles triangle.
d24 dice D20 Dice
icosohedron or icosaeder
D30 Dice D30 Dice
triacontahedron or triacontaeder
Each face is in the shape of a rhombus (diamond-shaped).
D32 Dice D32 Dice
icosidodecahedron
D34 Dice D34 Dice
D50 Dice D50 Dice
D100 Dice D100 Dice
Zocchihedron

3 Responses to Gallery of dice types

  1. l.wells November 27, 2006 at 2:01 pm #

    dice!

  2. Christian Le Sueur April 5, 2012 at 2:22 am #

    My gosh, why do need a dice that high up? I mean, it makes good for gambling, guessing a range of number or something, but for a dice or board, I can’t see them being used. >< Nice chart though, gives me an idea of what I’m looking into.

  3. Kevin Daniel Allen Crenshaw December 1, 2012 at 12:58 pm #

    i don’t think there is a great need for them. Just a way for people to say they could create it.

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