(18 customer reviews)


Bloodwood, aptly named for its rich, deep shimmery red hue, is a dense and durable hardwood native to South America. Renowned for its striking color, this wood boasts a natural luster that intensifies with age. Used traditionally for fine woodworking, Bloodwood finds its way into high-end furniture, tool handles, and, you guessed it, gaming dice.

Dungeon Masters Dice Upgrade: Each of the next 10 polyhedral sets of Bloodwood Dice sold will include a bonus D20 and has a 1 in 10 chance of being upgraded to include a bronze inlay as shown below.



Dungeon Masters Dice Upgrade: Each of the next 10 polyhedral sets of Bloodwood Dice sold will include a bonus D20 and has a 1 in 10 chance of being upgraded to include a bronze inlay as shown below.

But the story doesn’t start there. Bloodwood was also a favorite among indigenous tribes for crafting bows and other tools. The wood’s robust properties made it a reliable choice for tasks that demanded strength and resilience. Fast forward to today, and Bloodwood continues to leave its mark as a choice material for dice goblins and is one of our top 3 favorite woods.

Bloodwood usually grows in sandy ground in the upland rain forest and is a member of the Brosimium Sp. Among which there are many species. Those of note are B. Paraense, and B. Rubescens which produce the beautiful Bloodwood and Satine woods we use to make our dice. B. Guianese, produces that oh so beautifully rare and fickle Snakewood, where as B. Alicastrum AKA the Bread or Maya Nut, is known for it’s fruit that was staple of the Mayan diet. All Brosimium Sp. are tall trees, growing to heights of 120 feet or more and has a straight, cylindrical trunk that’s mostly clear for 75 feet or more with an average diameter of 35 inch. The smooth barked trunk sometimes exudes a whitish latex. They have broad based elliptic leaves and a fruit that resembles a fig.

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18 reviews for Bloodwood

  1. Rod

    Can you do tensiders?

    • Charlie Brumfield

      assuming you mean ten sided dice. then yes we can. check out our facebook page (link is at the top of our website) for some photos of the polyhedral dice we make. we haven’t added them to the website yet since we just finished the development work on them. if you’d like a set email me using the contact page.

  2. Julie

    But, when can we get White Wolf style D10 sets?

    • Charlie Brumfield

      shortly julie. i still need to finish up the tooling paths for them. probably a couple of more days.

  3. Steve

    I’m just curious, but the 10 dice polyhedral set, that comes with everything from a 1d4 to a 1d20 correct?

    • Charlie Brumfield

      yup 1d20 1d12 2d10 1d8 4d6 1d4

  4. Thomas Kusturin

    Would it be possible to get a set of these in 12mm size, like the dice cubes that Games Workshop sells?

  5. Darren

    Just wondering if it’s possible to get only D20 dice made from the bloodwood, or a few select other woods.

    • Charlie Brumfield

      sorry, but no. all individual d20 sales are made from random woods.

  6. Troy MacKenzie

    Hi, Does the poly set also come with a box? And if so is the box also bloodwood?

    • Charlie Brumfield

      the poly set will come with a dice box as well. our standard dice box is douglas fir. you can upgrade the box to a bloodwood box for $67.

      • Josh

        Do you get the option for the box to be made out of bloodwood at checkout?

        • Charlie Brumfield

          currently we are not doing blood wood boxes as i am out of 8/4 bloodwood.

  7. Dave Dorosz

    what are the measurements of the dice are they an 8mm or 10mm ?

  8. Darren

    So I can’t actually choose what kind of dice I want? That seems really weird considering you sell a set with 6s, 8s, 10s, etc. Why DON’T you allow individual purchasing in a wood of choice? Kind of defeats the purpose of having a “custom” dice store. Not trying to be rude, I just don’t get it.

    • Charlie Brumfield

      we have not added d10’s to the site yet as the kickstarter we launched them in them JUST ended yesterday. the reason we do not allow you to pick and choose single dice from our website is it would drive the cost up significantly.

      we also do custom sets on a regular basis. from custom engraving or or you just need 12d12’s for that odd ball system your gm fell in love with. we will happily make them for you. but we handle those orders though the email address

      • Klaus

        That would be Everlasting. (Much like storyteller, but with d12’s)

  9. Michael Gilson

    Do you make the D4 from Bloodwood? I see it in the pic, but there is no price for a set of them.

    • Charlie Brumfield

      the only way to snag a d4 is in the full 10 dice poly set

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  11. john

    Does the d20 in this set come in a spin down form or do I have to special request that?

  12. Aaryn Gulledge

    I received these dice as a present, and I absolutely LOVE them. The shimmer runs on faces parallel to the gain of the wood (so 4 of the faces of the d6’s) while the faces that are perpendicular are quite dark, almost black, and lack the shimmer. The weight is also lovely for dice (heavier than most wood dice). Really looking forward to playing with these beauties!

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  15. Leo

    So what’s a 10 Dice Polyhedral set. I mean what dice does it include? I’m trying to get a 7 dice D&D type set. How much would that be?

  16. Rudy

    Is there any guarantee and how long the dice will last? Or how well they will endure to actual game play?

    • Charlie Brumfield

      all of our dice come with a life time warranty. roll them like your stole them.

  17. Edward

    Hi, what’s the differene between the 10 d10 set and the 10 dice polyhedral set?

    • Charlie Brumfield

      10d10 – 10 dice with 10 sides each

      a 10 dice polyhedral set will include 1d20, 1d12, 1d10, 1d%, 1d8, 4d6, and 1d4

      • Edward


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    […] first one up is an awesome Bloodwood Yo-Yo that spins on a ball bearing shaft making it an easy sleeper. This Yo-Yo was cut in a hollow […]

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    […] found in stones like Tiger’s Eye. Chatoyancy predominantly occurs in woods such as Bloodwood, Desert Ironwood and Purple Heart. Though most tree species do not normally exhibit this effect, […]

  21. Reco

    So if i ordered the 10 dice poly set, its not going to be all the same wood ? Reason i ask is because from what I’ve read it doesn’t like the case.

  22. Ztmackin

    I’ve noticed some of the sets of dice don’t give me the option to buy, like this one, are these special time only things or only when you get them in stock do you put it up?

  23. nodice

    This ^ how do I buy?

  24. Jon

    So it took almost 6 months to get this set. The dice are beautiful though. In natural sunlight they simply glow.

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