Gigantic Wooden Dice Fill Your Yard With Yahtzee

Like giant Koi in a pond who've grown larger than their goldfish siblings trapped in a bowl, this set of six over-sized wooden dice is designed to be tossed around in your spacious backyard. They say everything is better when it's super-sized, right? So playing with Yahtzee with five of these dice might actually come… » 12/10/14 9:58am 12/10/14 9:58am

Dice Furniture Changes Form and Function When You Roll It

You can actually change how any piece of furniture looks just by flipping it over or tossing it onto its side. But the Dice, created by the talented designers at Torafu Architects, also changes functionality depending on how you orient it. » 8/28/14 2:57pm 8/28/14 2:57pm

This image of a dice rolling in space over the Earth is not a photoshop

There's a new American astronaut in space. His name is Reid Wiseman—a guy who was a naval aviator and a test pilot before joining NASA as an astronaut in 2011. He seems like a pretty cool guy too. He just arrived to the International Space Station and he's already taking some pretty neat photos, like the dice above. » 6/02/14 9:44pm 6/02/14 9:44pm

Wireless Dice Guarantee Tablets Are the Board Games of Tomorrow

You can already get beloved board games like Monopoly on your tablet that provide a somewhat similar experience to the original cardboard sets. But they'll never fully replace those old versions because they lack the tangible satisfaction of grabbing a pair of dice, going through your shaking ritual, and tossing them… » 6/11/13 11:16am 6/11/13 11:16am

Dungeon Dice Let You Roll an Imaginary Adventure

Role-playing board games like Dungeons & Dragons are known for their overly complicated multi-sided die. But this particular set turns the dice into the actual dungeon, letting players discover a new random challenge every time they roll. » 4/17/13 5:20pm 4/17/13 5:20pm

Hustle in Style With Dice Carved From Buffalo Bone

While there's no way these would fly by Vegas standards, this set of antique, buffalo bone dice would be an incredibly cool—if not mildly creepy—way to add some character to any newfound gambling connoisseur's bag of tricks. » 3/04/13 3:20pm 3/04/13 3:20pm

Digital Dice Will Keep You From Cheating On Your Virtual Board Games

Board games will eventually all be played on tablets. Say goodbye to the thrill of rolling dice, say hello to a random number generator. Developed by GIC, DICE+ are Bluetooth cubes that bring the tactile joy back to tablet board games. » 3/30/12 10:20am 3/30/12 10:20am

Our Ancestors Had a Serious Gaming Habit

At a dig site in Pakistan, archaeologists have discovered that one in every ten unearthed items is related to gaming. Dice, gaming pieces, all gathered together in halls and courtyards. Apparently the 4,000 year old city of Mohenjo-Daro wasn't just the largest Bronze Age city in the area; it was also where the… » 2/11/11 9:23am 2/11/11 9:23am

Automatic Dice Machine Records 1.3 Million Rolls a Day

And now, an ingenious solution to a problem that you didn't know existed: the Dice-o-Matic can make over a million dice rolls a day, supplying genuinely random results for an email-based card and strategy gaming service. » 5/26/09 12:40pm 5/26/09 12:40pm

Is It Possible? Role Playing Dice Just Got Nerdier

If you assumed nobody could top a classic D20 for sheer nerd equity, you assumed wrong. Builder Itay—who confesses he is new to Dungeons & Dragons—thought he'd improve the sport by cobbling a variable-number die out of two 5×7 led displays, a Freescale accelerometer and love. » 5/22/09 9:00pm 5/22/09 9:00pm

MotionX Dice Contains Realistic Dice Physics, Is Free

Fullpower's just released a free version of their MotionX Poker » 8/12/08 6:20pm 8/12/08 6:20pm iPhone app containing just the dice-rolling part of the gameplay. You roll dice by shaking the phone, which is then rendered quite well in 3D. Hell, even Walt "Goatberg" Mossberg loves this thing, and he doesn't seem like a guy who likes gaming. Our only…

iPhone Dice Game Simulates Real Dice Rolling Using Sensors and Physics

This Dice game is by far the coolest game I've seen, and it's got amazing tech inside which takes advantage of the iPhone's sensors like no other app. Here's how it works: You shake the iPhone and it rolls the dice inside, which you use to play poker. But instead of using some dumb random number generator, it captures… » 7/10/08 12:02pm 7/10/08 12:02pm

The Ancient Romans Were Gamers: 2nd Century Glass d20 Sold for $17,925

We can only guess what the ancient Romans might have thought about the latest revision of the Dungeons and Dragons rulebook (super approachable; they'd love it!), but we do know they were gamers. That's because an incredibly old, incredibly valuable Roman glass d20 was sold at auction by the famous Christie's auction… » 6/15/08 5:00pm 6/15/08 5:00pm

Keyboard Dice Brings Geek to the Streets

Jaehyung Hong, the the same designer that developed the Bluetooth lanyard we showed you earlier, has a slightly simpler design for us. This time it's a set of keyboard dice assembled from the keys of an old keyboard. Each side of the die has a specific key that would correlate to any set of game rules. But don't… » 11/07/07 4:50pm 11/07/07 4:50pm

PC Dice Give You Saving Throw Against Hardware Failure

The DIY PC enthusiasts among you (we used to be one, years ago, before we got an actual job) know what a crapshoot it is upgrading bits and pieces of your rig to stay up to date with the latest games. With these PC Dice, however, you can take all the guesswork out of what components need to be upgraded. Just take the… » 11/01/07 2:20pm 11/01/07 2:20pm

Giant Dice Rolled Down Mountain to Play Craps

In a huge promotional event, online gambling site Gnuf has helicopter-dropped a pair of giant dice down a mountain in Nuuk, Greenland. Standing about 7 feet tall and weighing in at around 1,200 pounds a pop, each die was constructed like a tank, with its steel frame enclosed by steel sheets, all protecting its surely… » 10/05/07 10:12am 10/05/07 10:12am

Weird Combo of the Day: Five Dice Free With Glue

This has to be one of the weirder combos we've seen, but Ricardo sent in this picture of a tube of glue that comes free with a dice game in his Portuguese supermarket. We know whenever we have to do some home repair we always wish we had some dice to throw around, and we definitely know that whenever we're playing… » 9/27/07 8:00pm 9/27/07 8:00pm

Dice's Tube Amp for iPod is Well-Stacked, Available September

There aren't many iPod docks with tubes around—and those that seem to be quite 'spensivo. The iTPA-220 from Dice is a cheaper alternative for fifth-generation iPods, boasting a pair of perky Dual 6N3 tubes and 2x20-watt speakers. » 8/13/07 11:19am 8/13/07 11:19am

Fuzzy Gameboy Dice

Legend of Zelda stickers and a Halo 3 paint job not getting the message through? Try these Fuzzy Game Boy dice. A Kotaku reader crafted them himself, which means you can't buy them, but they look easy enough to make for a fun day of crafting and sewing with your kids. And that message you're putting out there?… » 7/04/07 11:00am 7/04/07 11:00am

CubeTimer Turns Cooking into a Craps Game

Roll the CubeTimer to determine how long you should cook the chicken. Roll it again to determine the length of time to bake the cupcakes. It is all a game of odds. All right, not really. This digital timer has four sides for 5, 15, 30 and 60 minutes. Place the timer with the desired cooking time up and the countdown… » 4/04/07 3:30pm 4/04/07 3:30pm