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I have recently purchased this set of dice secondhand. The set consisted of five brightly coloured 10sided dice. They are not that dissimilar in size to a normal die and have that same very theraputic smooth feel. The bright colours certainly appealed to my son and he particularly liked the novelty shape.
The reason I purchased the dice was because board games are extremely hard work when playing with my five year old son. He becomes very frustrated if games take to long. So by using these dice we can still teach him the basics of counting the spaces, taking turns, consequences etc. it also means that we can enjoy the fun of a board game in a shorter time which is great especially if time time is short or he is tired. Obviously because of the small size these are not for little kids but my five year old certainly coped with them. We are also practicing his adding skills so found these had more scope than a normal dice. I have lent a couple of these to a friend whose daughter is ten years old so that she can practice her multiplication tables by throwing the dice and multiplying the numbers together.
So far the dice have survived numerous drops, throws and kicks (apparently this makes you get a lucky number according to my son!) none of the dice have chipped or lost any colour. The numbers stand out clearly so I am happy with the quality.
The cost of these brand new are very expensive but as stated earlier I purchased these secondhand so I only paid a couple of pounds. It would be well worth shopping around. I feel these would be extremely useful if you home tutor or as I did use them for games and practicing number skills.
I would love to give this product at least four stars but due to the unrealistic price it is just not possible.
Let me guess, you've only ever used the 6-sided dice that accompany the many variations of Monopoly you have stored in your dusty old closet. Well, that's no surprise as the other sided dice (of which there are many) generally are only used in a very small portion of games.
These type of dice are usually found either in a statistics lecture or during a session of a role-playing game, Dungeons and Dragons for example.
Like I said before, there are many different sided dice which you may be unaware of. The most well known are;
The 8 -Sided-Dice
After reading that, you're probably wondering...'Why all the dice?'
The reason these dice are used is to provide a different statistical outcome for a number as opposed to just the normal 6-sided dice. There are countless different ways to arrive to a number depending on the amount of dice you use. Adding a different number range gives an even larger number of ways to arrive to that number.
The actual dice themselves are of good quality, normal size and don't seem to be weighted to any particular direction which is always a good thing. They come in a variety of colours so you can colour code them respective to what they are used for . They feel nice in the hand, fairly weighty and don't seem to wear down easily.
The price however, you can get these type of dice MUCH cheaper on amazon. These are currently selling for £31 on amazon, you can a very similar set on amazon for around the £2 mark.
You weigh out the options.
All in all, they are good dice but there are cheaper alteratives for the exact same product.
Double-decahedra dice cover twice the probability concepts.\n\n- Features 10-sided shape on both interior and exterior die for teaching statistics predictions and outcomes plus more advanced probability concepts\n\n- Supports hands-on number and operations activities\n\n- Includes plastic dice in 5 colors (outer dice measure 1 each) plus storage container\n\n- Grades 1 plus