Magnetic Six-Sided Dice

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Magnetic d6sLet me start off by stating the obvious. Magnets are cool. Insanely cool. From the hard drive in your computer to the magnets in our dice boxes and even super cooled quantum levitating race tracks, magnets are used just about everywhere these days. Magnets are not just the new hotness. They’ve been around for roughly 2500 years.

Lodestone

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We humans have been enamored with these chunks of metallic gravity deifying awesome sauce since roughly 500 B.C. whene they discovered in Greece. The first magnets were actually stones called lodestones. Lodestones are chunks of the mineral magnetite, a naturally occurring magnet. The lodestone’s attraction to iron was first recorded by Pliny the Elder, a famous Roman scholar who penned the encyclopedic work, Naturalis Historia. Then some time between the 9th and 10th century A.D., some enterprising young Chinese Navigator used the lodestone to make the first navigational compass. Sea faring would never be the same.

Magnetic d6s BoxedThese first run pairs of magnetic dice were crafted using bloodwood and mpingo then inlaid with a rare earth neodymium magnet for each pip. The neodymium magnets add roughly 32 grains to each die over their non inlaid counter parts. These dice don;t roll like anything else you’ve played with. The magnetic fields of the pips interact with each other to push and pull on each die with they are rolled. If you roll these dice on a metal table, they stop with authority after only 3 or 4 flips. Each pair of dice comes in a numbered, laser cut, Eastern Aromatic Cedar dice box.

3 reviews for Magnetic Six-Sided Dice

  1. Marissa

    Didn’t you guys see Oceans 13? You can cheat so easily with controlling these dice.

    • Nick

      If I have a player that wants to spend this much money just to cheat at a non-competitive, go ahead and let him. Cheaters always get found out anyway.

  2. Lonely Raven

    So, have these inlaid dice been tested to prove they aren’t biased to a certain side? Especially these magnetic ones? What about repeated rolls on metal tables and the pips possibly coming out? I plan on actually using these, and hope to use them for years to come.
    Thanks!

  3. Mark

    I’m pretty sure they’d be biased, especially on a metal table (or even a table with metal bars underneath it)… but that is ENTIRELY not the point! Watching these dice roll, pull and push each other… that has to be cool.

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