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okay, I admit it: I love specialty dice
Gregg Lewis
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Hello, my name is Gregg and I think I'm a specialty dice-a-holic.

<hi, Gregg.>

I don't know where the attraction started, but counting pips didn't cut it for me anymore...at first I tried games with massive amounts of traditional dice, but that only lasted for a while...ultimately I ended up looking for edgier stuff: weird mechanics, symbols, colors...you name it.

So maybe you're like me and you can't resist a strange set of dice and/or mechanics...sometimes the goofier the better...

This is my first GEEKLIST, so be kind.

I absolutely encourage you to add your favorite specialty-dice games and anecdotes the more, the merrier

-G
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76. Board Game: Harry Potter Dicers Game [Average Rating:4.45 Unranked]
Steve Cates
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Visalia
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Minitures inside dice! Two collectible hobbies in one!
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77. Board Game: Cookie Fu [Average Rating:5.83 Overall Rank:7938]
Steve Cates
United States
Visalia
California
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Kung Fu, Cookies, and Dice. These are a few of my fav-o-rite things!
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78. Board Game: Scattergories [Average Rating:6.11 Overall Rank:1866]
Cim Fisher
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Scattergories die determines what letter words must start with.
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79. Board Game: Ludus Gladiatorius [Average Rating:6.15 Overall Rank:6518]
Mark Chaplin
United Kingdom
Nottingham
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"Do you like gladiator movies...?"



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80. Board Game: Star Trek Red Alert [Average Rating:6.41 Overall Rank:4820]
Mark Chaplin
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Nottingham
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I made these myself!



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81. Board Game: Dungeons & Dragons: The Fantasy Adventure Board Game [Average Rating:6.46 Overall Rank:1680]
Mark Chaplin
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Nottingham
Ice-choked tower, Mondavia, Nanglangka.
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These dice are very funky!



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82. Board Game: Escape from Atlantis [Average Rating:6.56 Overall Rank:1432]
Mark Chaplin
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Nottingham
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The other version of the game had a naff spinner thingy. I prefer dice, baby!



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83. Board Game: Mutant Chronicles: Siege of the Citadel [Average Rating:6.97 Overall Rank:1179]
Bernard Donohue
United States
Newark
California
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Mutant Chronicles: Siege of the Citadel and its sibling: Fury of the Clansmen both used specialty hit die. The different colors became accessible as you advanced, increasing your chances of landing a hit.
 
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84. Board Game: Peg Poker [Average Rating:5.94 Overall Rank:8122]
Luscious Dick Toronto
Greenland
Federal Way
Washington
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Any "weird dice" list MUST include Peg Poker.
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85. Board Game: Marvel Heroes Battle Dice [Average Rating:4.68 Overall Rank:10469]
Steve Cates
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Visalia
California
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Another minitures/dice combo.
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86. Board Game: E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial [Average Rating:3.72 Overall Rank:10737]
Jan Siwanowicz
United States
New York
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The ET game had a 6 sider that had 1, 1, 2, 2, 3, 3.

I am proud to still own the die!

The game itself has passed on to that big boardgame heaven in the sky.
 
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87. Board Game: LCR [Average Rating:2.90 Overall Rank:11054]
Jeff Wolfe
United States
Columbus
Ohio
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Zendo fan, Columbus Blue Jackets fan, Dominion Fan. These are 'permanent microbadges' to free up space on my microbadge row
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L-C-R-.-.-.
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88. Board Game: Lord of the Rings [Average Rating:6.82 Overall Rank:497]
Jonathan Kift
Canada
Vancouver
BC
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One die to rule them all.
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89. Board Game: Letra-Mix Spiel mit Sätzen [Average Rating:0.00 Unranked]
Keng Ho Pwee
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Thought I'd add this one to the list. I added the game to the database recently, so it's not had an opportunity to be added to other dice lists yet.
 
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90. Board Game: Color Clowns [Average Rating:4.00 Unranked]
Fraser
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Melbourne
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This has two special dice, one for shape and one for colour.
 
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91. Board Game: Dwarves and Dice [Average Rating:5.78 Overall Rank:8326]
Fraser
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Melbourne
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Dwarves and Dice has three coloured dice (see picture).
 
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92. Board Game: Balance [Average Rating:5.05 Overall Rank:9606]
Fraser
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Melbourne
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Comes with one coloured die as pictured.
 
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93. Board Game: Rüsselbande [Average Rating:6.00 Overall Rank:4400]
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Melbourne
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The d6 that comes with Piggy Back has a black 1, 1 and 3 and red 2, 3, and 4
 
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94. Board Game: Phase 10 Dice [Average Rating:5.27 Overall Rank:10772]
Steve Cates
United States
Visalia
California
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I even bought this mindless game for the diceshake
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95. Board Game: Shear Panic [Average Rating:6.42 Overall Rank:1185]
 
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The Sheep Panic Die (Colors) and the Flock Rejoin Die (X and +) For shear panic are pretty unique.
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96. Board Game: Mississippi Queen [Average Rating:6.40 Overall Rank:1207]
 
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The River Direction Die in Mississippi Queen is nice too.
 
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97. Board Game: Winner's Circle [Average Rating:6.93 Overall Rank:509]
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The die in Winner's Circle contains an uneven distribution of symbols used to move the horses.
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98. Board Game: The Wheel of Time Collectible Card Game [Average Rating:5.36 Overall Rank:9926]
Sebastian Blanco
United States
Lansing
Michigan
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There was talk of including better dice in a second edition (that never happened), but the game as is comes with blank dice in four colors and matching stickers.
 
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99. Board Game: Smack-it [Average Rating:6.56 Unranked]
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OK, you can barely tell from the picture here, but the dice are just colored. My first non-standard die. I still have them [tho the game made it to the trash heap long ago].
 
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100. Board Game: Elementalis [Average Rating:4.98 Overall Rank:9708]
Brett Hudoba
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Bloomington
Minnesota
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This is a fairly recent title from Tremorworks; each die has one face to represent air, earth, fire, water, and void, plus one double-element symbol. There's even a SPECIAL SUN DIE! The mechanic is interesting as the symbols can be good or bad for you depending upon the type of mage you're playing.

Yes, I bought it because of the dice...
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