A dice is a small object, usually throwable, which has been designed in a way that it will be able rest in a number of positions which are used for the purpose of generating random numbers. The dice, in this case the standard, is made up of six sided. Each side of the dice is marked with one to six dots. In most of the cases, the dice objects will be used as the gambling tools for the games such as the craps. In addition, there are games which may not be involving the gambling but they utilize the dice objects. Such may the table top games. So as one may game using the dice, one is needed to throw the dice onto the surface. For one to throw the dice, one may either use the hands or the special type of container which is meant for such a task. The dice cup is a good example of such a container. After throwing, the top most face of the dice is the one that is used to assign a value of that throw. There are other instances when the two dice may be thrown simultaneously. In such a scenario, the wagers are usually made using the total value of the two dice which had been thrown.
The dice may also be used together with the board games. The distance of the board pieces on the board game is in this case determined by the value of the dice throw. Along the history of the dice objects, different materials have been used to make the dice. The glass, wood, bones and the metals are some of the materials which were used to make the dice objects. Today, most of the dice are in most cases made of the plastic materials. In this case, the plastic material which has to be used is the one which has the ease of being colored. The thermostat type of plastic material is the one which is used mostly in this case to make the dice. Dice exist in a variety of types. Today, the types of dice which are widely used are the antique dice type, the casino dice type, the crooked dice type and the promotional dice type. The antique dice is made from the traditional materials and not the modern plastics. The stone materials, ivory and silver are some of the traditional materials. The crooked dice type falls under the category of the ancient dice. The casino dice takes the shape of the perfect cube. These types of dice have been designed in a way that each face may have equal chance of landing.