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About Dice - Toys & Hobbies

Although you may not be familiar with the term "roll them bones," you likely have done it a few times in your life, whether you were in Las Vegas playing craps or sitting around the kitchen table playing Yahtzee with family and friends. Dice, and dice games, have been around for centuries. A 5,000-year-old backgammon set was excavated in southeastern Iran. Included with the set was form of dice. The talus of hoofed animals was the original material used to make dice, and where the "bones" nickname likely originated. Dice sets feature five or more die, usually red with white dots or white with black dots. Sets that are more non-traditional include multiple colored dice. Numerous dice sets and dice games are part of the large inventory available on eBay. Popular dice games, such as Yahtzee, backgammon, and Monopoly, are found in many homes. Some dice games even feature die with words and pictures rather than numbers, and direct players to perform some kind of action. Fantasy games, like Dungeons and Dragons, feature 20-sided dice. No matter what your game, you can find plenty of different dice styles available to make family game night a fun one.