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!!!!

No time to browse through the more than 250 sub-pages,
then at least have a look at some (as a teaser to browse further):
Ancient ivory/bone 'stick' dice
Dice from China
Dice from Nepal
Dice from Peru
Gambling tops with pips
Crown&Anchor dice
Promo poker dice


Gallery of Ancient Dice
World's largest 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.)

Ivory/bone 'stick' dice (9)

Ivory/bone cubic dice (64)

4-sided elliptical dice (3)

6-sided iron dice (1)

Stone 'stick' dice (3)

Lead cubic dice (9)

'Knucklebone' dice (14)

6-sided horn dice (1)

'Ramala' divination dice (1)

Bronze cubic dice (16)

Trapezoidal dice (1)

2-sided dice (3)

Stone cubic dice (8)

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.
EUROPE
France

Germany

England

Denmark

Italy

Switzerland

Netherlands

Portugal

Serbia

Spain

Czechoslovakia

Greece

Monaco

Lithuania

Poland

Romania

Sweden

Belgium

Slovenia
ASIA
China

Nepal

India

Bangladesh

Israel

Japan

Pakistan

Korea

Indonesia

Burma

Malaysia

Thailand

Turkey

Vietnam
AMERICA
USA

Mexico

Peru

Ecuador

Canada

Dutch Antilles

Brasil

Honduras

Bolivia

Hawaii
AFRICA
Morocco

Kenya

Egypt

Ethiopia

Madagascar

Ivory Coast



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 3-sided 4-sided 5-sided 6-sided
7-sided 8-sided 9-sided 10-sided 12-sided
14-sided 16-sided 20-sided 24-sided 26-sided
30-sided 32-sided 34-sided 50-sided 100-sided


Materials
Sure, most dice are made of plastic, but not always as you can see below.
Aluminium Amber Bakelite Bone Brass Clay stone
Crystal Ebonite Foam Paper Celluloid Glass
Gold Gummy/rubber Horn Iron Ivory Jade
Lead Marble and onyx Porcelain Pitchstone Salt Semi-precious stone
Shell Silk Silver Stainless steel Stone Sugar
Sponge UHMW Wood


DICE SPINNERS
Dice spinners, also called gambling tops, can be usde to replace dice, and are often used to play put & take or to make bets for horse races.
Gambling tops with pips Gambling tops with text Gambling tops with numbers
Put&Take gambling tops Horse racing gambling tops Belankai spinners


Advertisement/promotional DICE
Many dice are produced for advertisement and promotional purposes.
Mainly cubic dice with pips, poker dice, and round D6's.
POKER dice Beer Cognac Whisky Car-related Various
NORMAL dice Banks Beers Car-related Cognac Drinks
Food Football Newspapers Sports Tobacco Various


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!
a Animal dice Arabic symbol dice Astrology dice Arrows of Chaos dice
b Babylon dice Backgammon dice Bar dice Baseball dice Bau Cua Ca Cop dice
Bell and Hammer dice Bible dice Blackjack dice Blank dice Dice with blanks and characters
Body dice 'Boerenschroom' dice Boggle dice Bowling dice Braille dice
c Camel dice Betrayal of Calth dice Card symbol dice Cartoon dice Casino dice
Chess dice Club dice Color dice Compass dice Conquest dice
Cosmic wimpout dice Country dice Cricket dice Crown&Anchor dice
Cuboker dice Cheaters dice
d D&D dice Death dice Decision dice Direction dice Divination dice
Doblo dice Doghouse dice Domino dice Drink dice 'Dwarven stones'
e Educational dice Electric dice Equation dice Ero tic dice
f Fraction dice
g Golf dice 'GR' marked dice
h 'Harry Potter' dice Hebrew symbol dice Heroquest dice
Hi-Ro dice Hoo Hey How dice Horse racing dice
i InQuest dice
k Knucklebone dice
l LCR dice Letter dice Lien Poh dice Lord and Lady dice
m Mahjong dice Marvel super dice Math dice
Mis-marked dice Money dice Monster dice Music dice
n NHL dice Nyout dice Dice with numbers and pictures Dice with numbers and words
o Ong Su Chian dice Overhead dice
p People dice Phase 10 dice Poetry dice Pokemon dice Poker dice
Dice with pips and words Psychic dice Pictures dice
'Pipsymbols' dice Dice with pictures and pips Dice with pictures and pipsymbols 'Put and take' dice
r Randomising objects Roman Numerals dice Round dice Rummix dice Rune dice
s Snooker dice Spingo dice Soccer dice Spanish poker dice
Star Trek dice State dice Sun and Anchor dice
t Tennis dice Trick dice
u Uno dice
w Weather dice Wilds of doom dice Word dice
y Yathzee dice
z Zap dice Zodiac dice


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

If you are interested to back the Kickstarter project on very nice 6-sided dice with 1 to slices of pizza or pie charts, please visit: Slice dice

Contact info


Last update: 14 Sept 2017. Thanks for browsing this site and don't forget to flag/bookmark it !!!