Aug 4, 2012

Nice dice

It may have escaped your attention, but the truth is I am a collector. Of what? Hmm, I find it hard to narrow my gaze. I like nice things, and dice are indisputably nice. Here are a few of my favourites. 
There's one particular die that I am especially fond of. I found this die in a pile of tacky jewellery in the op shop, sadly separated from its accompanying board game. 
That's right, a Famous Five * die! To state the bleeding obvious, there are six sides to a traditional die, so we have Julian, Dick and Anne, George and Timmy the doo-ooo-oooog....what's on the sixth side?
But of course, it's a mystery! Jolly good then! Gosh, what about these....
...they must relate to sport (probably soccer?), but are also a little open ended, with a distinct melancholy flavour. That makes them twice as nice.
*WARNING - that Famous Five link will lead you to truly the worst singing you are ever likely to hear. It may already be too late. The moral of this story is pay attention to the asterisk!


  1. Love it! I will keep an eye out in the op shops for more dice so you can add to your collection. I love your blog xx

  2. Thanks for the eagerly awaited post. I also collect dice but defer to your wonderful and unusual specimens. Excellent.

  3. Thanks very much Cuan! I certainly understand the appeal of dice...keep collecting!

  4. Is there any chance you could scan the sides of that Famous Five die? I have the game book for it but the due is long gone and I want to 3d print a replacement.

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