The term dice may be used to refer to an object which is designed to sit on multiple positions when it is thrown on the surface for the purposes of generating the random numbers. The standard dice usually has six sides. The sides of the dice are usually marked with dots from one to six. The dice objects will in most of the times be utilized as the tools for gambling for the games such as the craps. The dice may also be used for other games which do not involve gambling. Such may the table top games. The dice is usually thrown onto the surface for the purpose of gaming. The throwing of the dice may be done using the hands or using the container which has been made for the purpose of throwing of the dice. 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. The wagers in such a case is usually made from the total value of the two dice which had been thrown.
Other games which may utilize the dice objects are the board games. In this case, the value of the dice throw is the one that is used to determine the distance through which the board pieces may be moved on the board. For the purpose of making the dice, there exist a variety of materials which have been used all through the history in making the dice. The various types of materials used for the purpose of making the dice are the wood, glass, bones and the metals. The plastic materials are however today used for the purpose of making the dice objects. The type of the plastic material which in this case is to be considered for the purpose of making the plastic dice is the one which can be colored easily. The thermostat type of plastic material is the one which is used mostly in this case to make the dice. There exist myriad types of dices. The most common types of dice are the antique, promotional, crooked, novelty and the casino dice type. For the case of antique dice, the traditional materials are used for the purpose of making the type of dice and not the modern type of plastic. The examples of such traditional materials are the ivory, silver and the stone materials. The crooked dice may on the other side be seen as the ancient types of the dice. The dice falling under the category of the casino type usually takes the shape of the perfect cube. These types of dice have been made to allow each side of the dice to have same possibility of landing with any side die of the dice.