The Most Technologically Advanced Six-Sided Die Ever

The Most Technologically-Advanced Six-Sided Die Ever

It's USB-powered. Each face is capable of displaying numbers in 256 million colours. It's got a proximity sensor, a magnetic field sensor, an accelerometer and an ARM microcontroller with temperature sensor. It's a six-sided die for tablet board gaming, and it's beautiful.

On sale now for $US39.99, the Dice+ Universal Board Game Controller has the power to return the most important mechanic of them all to board games on the iPad and Android tablets. Sure, we can randomize numbers all day long via computer, but there's something so satisfying about holding a die in your hand, and that glorious tension as it clatters about just can't be accurately replicated on a screen.

Poland's Game Technologies put the whole thing together, packing as much tech as they possibly could into a small cube.

The Most Technologically-Advanced Six-Sided Die Ever

While the Dice+ comes with a nice selection of games to get players started, it's success will come down to future support for other digital board game makers. the company promises more games coming in 2013 and early 2014, including popular existing board game properties ranging from family-friendly fare to edutainment titles to board game classics.

Hopefully the Dice+ will be popular enough for hackers to mod it, ushering in a new era of digital/phsycial cheating.


Comments

    might buy one just because its awesome.

      Just don't drop it, those things are expensive!

    Make a d20 version.

    Then link it to Steam/eBay so you can check your Will save every time you want to make a purchase.

    Come on, this has to be a joke, right? Right?

    I dunno , the virtual dice in crimson shroud felt just fine to me...

    Not sure if I think this is the awesomest thing, or completely dumb.

    Sounds cool, will flip a coin to determine whether to get one or not!

    Anyone know where I can get a Bluetooth coin?

    Neat idea. It's a very expensive dice and I don't see much of a market but I like the idea.
    The displays seem a bit dull or low contrast and the whole thing is a bit big for me. I like little dice for some reason.
    Then again I usually play games that require more than one die so this really doesn't apply to me.

    Still impressive to fit all that in such a small package. Not sure why you would need a temperature sensor though =P

    Can we have voice commands in it please? Then I can feel less like a crazy person when I talk to the dice and ask them to come up with a particular number.

      "C'moooon six!"
      "I'm sorry Dave, I'm afraid I can't do that."

    I see this as being excellent for long-distance players in a DnD campaign.

    This could go a long way towards making a current Tabletop Game like Warhammer 40K be something immensely enjoyable on a tablet!!

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