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Historic Novelty Dice & Dicing Games
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Dice with "bulls-eye" markings as pips date back to ancient Rome, and have been found in archeological sites such as Pompeii. Similar dice continued to be used until the Middle Ages. We've molded ours in resin to simulate bone, or ivory. About 3/4" in size
We offer them individually for $5.00 each.+ $1.00 shipping
or save $5.00 and buy a set of 5 for $20.00 + $2.00 shipping
Made by us here in Minnesota
Teachers: these are a great accessory to use for ancient Greek, or Roman units. See also our sheep knucklebones below.
|Put & Take:
A centuries-old variation on dicing. Also called a "Teetotum," or "Ante-up" the players each ante a coin, or two, then take turns spinning the top. The side that lands facing up tells you if must "put" more into the pot, or if you can "take" coins from it. Ours is an 8-sided style, molded in resin to simulate bone. Similar tops are used for "pirate" games like "Morgan's Revengetm" Approx. 1 3/8" tall. $5.00 each.+ $1.00 shipping
|Lord & Lady Dice©:
This reproduction of a set of bawdy German dice dates from the 15th century and may represent Adam & Eve (- before the fall, no fig leaves!) They are cast in resin to simulate the ivory of the originals. Size: approx. 1".$10.00 per pair.+ $2.00 shipping
I just want "Lady Dice"
I just want "Lord Dice"
This poor little dragon looks like he has been gambling with a wizard - and caught cheating! He has been compressed into a cube, and marked like a standard die, but his face and wings are still clearly visible. Size: approx. 1". (Unrelated to Dragon Dice the collectable dice game.) Available in "bone" green, blue, or red $5.00 each.+ $1.00 shipping
Click on Learn more to see the other sides of the Dragon Dice
|Made by us here in Minnesota
$5.00 each.+ $1.00 shipping
|Made by us here in Minnesota
One of the earliest forms of "dice." Our "bones" are full-sized (about 1.5" long), anatomically correct and molded in resin from actual sheep bones. They are so realistic looking that we have squeamish customers drop them when we tell them they are "bones." Knucklebones or man-made facsimiles of them continued to be used for children's games right up until the early 20th century. The set comes in a draw-string pouch with 5 "bones", 6 standard wooden dice, and a 20-page booklet of dice games dating prior to 1700 as well as rules for "fivestones" and an acient form of divination using knuckebones. $20.00 per set. + $2.25 shipping
Want just one or two bones? for Native games that don't require a full set?
You can by them individually at the same price as our other dice $5.00 each of + $1.00 postage
Teachers: these are a great accessory to use for ancient Greek, or Roman units.
Easy! -they are used like four sided dice:
(1 pt for the "flat" side; 3 pts for the "concave" side; 4 pts for the convex side; 6 pts for the "twisted" side.)
Click on the buttons at right to see!
The set comes with a booklet of games with a scoring diagram.
Knucklebone probability report: One of our customers was kind enough to test a set of our knuckles to see what sides they favored, Click on the learn more link to read it.
|Check out our little video about the history of Knucklebones
Plain Wooden Dice
$5.00 + $1.00 shipping
The wooden dice are the same as the ones pictured with the Knucklebones set.
|Early Games of Dice|
Newly Updated in 2003: We recently added several dice games translated from Alphonso X's "Book of Games (circa 1280 A.D) Includes a look at the history of dice, rule for dicing with sheep knucklebones.
|Naughty NSFW "69" Dice
A reproduction of an antique die in the form of a man and woman sharing a little "oral gratification". Hand-crafted in bone-colored resin to match our other dice. No matter which side comes up you always get a "69"...
Many thanks to dice collector Kevin Cook, who gave us photos of the original die in his collection so that we could make a reproduction of it.
$7.00 each. + $0.75 Shipping
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