Dem bones, dem bones!—Games with the best dice
Dan Edelen
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Mount Orab
Ohio
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Supposedly dice originated from the talus bone of hoofed animals.

Let's just say we've come a long way since then.

Plenty of games include dice, but some games rise above the pack and have dice to die for. (Ha! I amuse myself.)

Please add the games that contained dice that made you ooh and aah.
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1. Board Game: Seasons [Average Rating:7.44 Overall Rank:183]
Dan Edelen
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Mount Orab
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I mean, look at these chunky babies:



The accuracy of the etching. The perfectly precise paint job. How can you not love these dice?
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2. Board Game: War of the Ring (First Edition) [Average Rating:7.77 Overall Rank:95]
Chad Coffman
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Timberville
Virginia
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Beautiful dice in this game!
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3. Board Game: Rolled Bones [Average Rating:3.70 Unranked]
Mike Young
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Sterling
Virginia
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When I first saw these dice with detailed full color illustrations on each side, I thought to myself, "either this will be there future of dice or this company will be out of business and forgotten in a few years." You can guess which way it went.
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4. Board Game: Merchants & Marauders [Average Rating:7.44 Overall Rank:224]
Jeff Kayati
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Worthington
Ohio
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Skulls & Crossbones for successes and the slightly "off" production on the pips that make the dice look handmade. Lovely.
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5. Board Game: IRONDIE [Average Rating:6.45 Overall Rank:7658]
Dan Edelen
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Mount Orab
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I guess we can't have this list without this unusual set of dice:



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6. Board Game: Pass the Pigs [Average Rating:5.33 Overall Rank:17460]
Chad Coffman
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Timberville
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One of the more interesting sets of dice out there.
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7. Board Game: Dice Age Alpha Edition: Fundamental series [Average Rating:4.46 Unranked]
 
Mike Young
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Sterling
Virginia
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Crazy strange die-like objects. Bland game-like thing.
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8. Board Game: Football Fever [Average Rating:7.86 Overall Rank:8975]
Donald Dimitroff
United States
Beltsville
Maryland
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Right now I am feeling very: turbed, pirited, heveled, combobulated, and not tinguished, so don't you dare "dis" me!
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You can see more than 800 such games with specialty dice at Dice - A Dicey Love Affair
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9. Board Game: Dragon Dice [Average Rating:5.82 Overall Rank:7469]
Don Weed
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Clemmons
North Carolina
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For variety of dice, it's hard to beat Dragon Dice. A good game if over produced when it was out. A variety of sizes, colors, shape and icons that can bedazzle you.
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10. Board Game: Honor of the Samurai [Average Rating:5.91 Overall Rank:5948]
Jay Reigns
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Baltimore
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A friend of mine showed me these. Apparently for a while there was a problem with people selling the game after gutting the dice. Who doesn't want to roll bacon and Mickey Mouse?
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11. Board Game: Ra: The Dice Game [Average Rating:6.76 Overall Rank:1262]
Laura Hughes
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Loveland
Ohio
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Dice + Hieroglyphics = Awesome
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12. Board Game: Quarriors! [Average Rating:6.78 Overall Rank:769] [Average Rating:6.78 Unranked]
Dorks GoneWild
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Wheat Ridge
Colorado
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Where is the Quarrior love?
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13. Board Game: King of Tokyo [Average Rating:7.22 Overall Rank:265]
the manatee
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Burbank
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I love these for the color combo (my two favorite colors) and for their chunkiness. The graphics are clean and simple, too.
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14. Board Game: Senji [Average Rating:6.52 Overall Rank:2145]
Paolo Robino
Italy
Dueville
Vicenza
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Senji has very cool dice, and I like the game also.
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15. Board Game: Blood Bowl (Third Edition) [Average Rating:7.54 Overall Rank:303]
Evil Bob
Canada
Montreal
Quebec
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Blood Bowl blocking dice may not look all that impressive when compared to some others but no other set of dice fill me with so much emotion as I roll them. The feeling of triumphant joy when I roll double "pow"s. The feeling of utter dread in the pit of my stomach when I roll double "skulls".

These dice are truly artifacts through which the great god Nuffle channels his will.
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16. Board Game: Nuclear War [Average Rating:6.21 Overall Rank:2560] [Average Rating:6.21 Unranked]
Chris
United States
Huntington Station
New York
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The original die (not pictured here) glows in the dark, like a 20 megaton nuke!
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17. Board Game: Rolling Bones [Average Rating:5.66 Overall Rank:13806]
Bryon Petrie
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Kaukauna
Wisconsin
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A push your luck dice game of building a skeleton for the most points. My whole family enjoys this one.
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18. Board Game: Square Shooters [Average Rating:5.79 Overall Rank:12124]
Bryon Petrie
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Kaukauna
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Poker with dice. Need more be said?
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