WEBSITE of ARJAN VERWEIJ

I am a passionate dice collector since I got several special dice many many years ago.
On this site you can see pictures of a few thousand dice from my collection:
dice from different countries, dice with 2-100 faces,
dice from different materials, dice with various types of markings,
and dice as old as 2000 years!!!!


Gallery of Ancient Dice
My collection of ancient dice, dating from about 100 BC to 1600 AD.
(The numbers between brackets indicate the number of dice that are shown on that page.)
Dice have evolved throughout the years and the ones you'd find in use during
casino games such as craps differ from their ancient ancestors.

Ivory/bone 'stick' dice (9)

Ivory/bone cubic dice (44)

4-sided elliptical dice (3)

Stone 'stick' dice (2)

Lead cubic dice (9)

'Knucklebone' dice (14)

'Ramala' divination dice (1)

Bronze cubic dice (9)

Trapezoidal dice (1)

2-sided dice (10)

Stone cubic dice (7)

14-sided dice (3)

Wood cubic dice (1)



Countries
Many dice are typical for a given country.
Have a look at the dice of your home country, or just browse through all of them.
You might find some of these dice in a museum or even a virtual version of them in an online casino,
but not all of them. Some of these you will have never seen before.
EUROPE
France (43)

Germany (77)

England (40)

Denmark (17)

Italy (2)

Switzerland (7)

Holland (118)

Portugal (1)

Serbia (30)

Spain (3)

Czechoslovakia (4)

Greece (4)

Monaco (3)

Lithuania (2)

Poland (6)

Romania (6)

Sweden (2)

Belgium (1)

Slovenia (4)
ASIA
China (72)

Nepal (46)

India (30)

Bangladesh (2)

Israel (21)

Japan (37)

Pakistan (4)

Korea (4)

Indonesia (8)

Burma (2)

Malaysia (7)

Thailand (7)

Turkey (5)

Vietnam (3)
AMERICA
USA (92)

Mexico (16)

Peru (31)

Ecuador (2)

Canada (3)

Dutch Antilles (6)

Brasil (1)

Honduras (2)

Bolivia (3)

Hawaii (2)
AFRICA
Morocco (24)

Kenya (4)

Egypt (8)

Ethiopia (6)

Madagascar (5)



Sides
Not all dice are just cubic dice with 6 faces.
You can find dice with only 2 sides and up to 100 sides !!! Incredible isn't it.
2-sided (4) 3-sided (9) 4-sided (44) 5-sided (0) 6-sided (205)
7-sided (4) 8-sided (58) 9-sided (0) 10-sided (88) 12-sided (65)
14-sided (4) 16-sided (3) 20-sided (34) 24-sided (3) 26-sided (1)
30-sided (11) 32-sided (3) 34-sided (3) 50-sided (3) 100-sided (2)


Materials
Sure, most dice are made of plastic, but not always as you can see below.
Aluminium (18) Amber (9) Bakelite (4) Bone (92) Brass (11)
Crystal (1) Ebonite (4) Foam (9) Paper (9) Celluloid (8)
Glass (12) Gold (2) Gummy/rubber (17) Horn (21)
Iron (5) Ivory (7) Jade (4) Lead (11) Marble (9)
Onyx (6) Porcelain (19) Pitchstone (1)
Salt (3) Semi-precious stone (69) Shell (9) Silk (4)
Silver (14) Stainless steel (12) Stone (10) Sugar (6)
Sponge (1) UHMW (4) Wood (48)


Types & Markings
Dice with pips are the standard and numbered dice quite common.
But you can get dice in many different types and with many many different markings; have a look!
There are cricket dice, dice you can make poker hands with and even monster dice.
a Animal dice (52) Astrology dice (4) Arrows of Chaos dice (9)
b Babylon dice (6) Backgammon dice (27) Bar dice (22) Baseball dice (6) Bau Cua Ca Cop dice (3)
Belankai spinners (7) Bell and Hammer dice (30) Bible dice (12) Blackjack dice (5) Blank dice (43)
Body dice (13) 'Boerenschroom' dice (6) Boggle dice (16) Bowling dice (15) Braille dice (2)
c Camel dice (6) Card symbol dice (19) Cartoon dice (16) Casino dice (400) Cheaters dice (6)
Chess dice (24) Color dice (39) Compass dice (2) Conquest dice (7) Cosmic wimpout dice (5)
Country dice (15) Cricket dice (10) Crown&Anchor dice (34) Crossword dice (14) Cuboker dice (5)
d D&D dice (18) Death dice (20) Decision dice (6) Direction dice (4) Divination dice (10)
Doblo dice (2) Doghouse dice (6) Domino dice (28) Drink dice (6) 'Dwarven stones' (35)
e Educational dice (5) Electric dice (9) Equation dice (32) Ero tic dice (30)
f Fraction dice (22)
g Gambling tops with pips (22) Gambling tops with text (5) Gambling tops with numbers (2) Golf dice (48) 'GR' marked dice (13)
h 'Harry Potter' dice (6) Hebrew symbol dice (2) Heroquest dice (2)
Hi-Ro dice (20) Hoo Hey How dice (21) Horse racing dice (6)
i InQuest dice (2)
k Knucklebone dice (16)
l Last word dice (12) LCR dice (3) Letter dice (159) Lien Poh dice (2) Lord and Lady dice (12)
m Mahjong dice (19) Math dice (73) Mens-erger... dice (24)
Mis-marked dice (33) Money dice (19) Monster dice (5) Music dice (3)
n NHL dice (26) Nyout dice (4)
o Ong Su Chian dice (3) Overhead dice (3)
p People dice (4) Phase 10 dice (10) Poetry dice (8) Pokemon dice (5) Poker dice (124)
Promotional dice (140) Promo poker dice (93) 'Proteus' dice (16) Psychic dice (5) Picture dice (75)
'Put and take' dice (12) 'Put & Take' gambling tops (26) Puzzle dice (8)
r Randomising objects (34) Roman Numerals dice (6) Round dice (33) Rummix dice (9) Rune dice (9)
s Shake Words dice (26) Snooker dice (17) Spingo dice (2) Soccer dice (21) Spanish poker dice (21)
Split words dice (10) Star Trek dice (38) State dice (23) Sun and Anchor dice (3) Symbol dice (65)
t Tennis dice (11) Trick dice (20)
u Uno dice (24)
w Weather dice (3) Wilds of doom dice (26) Word dice (191)
y Yathzee dice (5)
z Zap dice (15) Zodiac dice (9)


Contact & Links
A superb new book on dice: Das Wuerfelbuch

Some pictures of my extra dice for trading: Extra dice

A list of the web sites of fellow dice collectors: Links

A list of the web sites specialised in collections: Various collections


Contact info


Last update: 18 Nov 2009. Thanks for browsing this site and don't forget to flag/bookmark it !!!