Electronic Components/Dice - Cube Shape Design.
We use Dice in various indoor games viz Snakes and Ladders, Ludo, Business etc. Dice is cube shape, just curious to know regarding the design i.e. Six sides numbered with each side with 1,2,3,4,5,6.
What could be the reason for designing a Dice with a Cube shape ?
Six is an even number. Can we also have dice manufactured as a Pentagonal shape (i.e. 5 sides numbered with 1,2,3,4,5) or Heptagon (i.e. 7 sides numbered with 1,2,3,4,5,6,7.
i.e. Odd Number Dice.
Some Games are also played with more than One Dice i.e Two Dice.
Can Games be played with One Dice a Cube shape and another Dice with a Heptagon Shape ?
Is it something to do with Probability Theory ?. If we change the Dice design, will there be also probable changes in game business rules viz Snakes and Ladders, Ludo etc ?.
Awaiting your reply,
Thanks & Regards,
Prashant S Akerkar
The reason for designing a dice in the shape of a cube is that it is the easiest shape to manufacture - a cube can be fashioned easily with a saw - other shapes are more complicated to fashion.
However, dice are made in a multitude of shapes, with many different numbers of sides, including 4, 6, 8. 10, 12, 20 and even 100. Here is a company that manufactures these: http://www.dice.co.uk/poly_re.htm