For puzzles involving rolling numbered dice.
Dice (singular "die" and, less often, "dice") are small throwable objects with multiple resting positions, used for generating random numbers. Dice are suitable as gambling devices for games like craps and are also used in non-gambling tabletop games.
- The traditional die is a rounded cube, with each of its six faces showing a different number of dots (pips) from 1 to 6. When thrown or rolled, the die comes to rest showing on its upper surface a random integer from 1 to 6, each value being equally likely.
- A variety of similar items are also described as dice; such specialized dice may be tetrahedrons, dodecahedrons, or irregular solids, and may have faces marked with symbols instead of numbers. Different dice are often referred to as 'd#' where the '#' references the highest value on the dice (i.e. d6 for 6-sided, d20 for 20-sided, etc.).
- Loaded and crooked dice are designed to favor some results over others for the purposes of cheating or amusement.