Tuesday, July 24, 2012

[cwttwmiy] Chess dice

Create cubical chess pieces with the piece symbol printed on top and all sides.  Perhaps less likely to be tipped over, easier to manufacture, pack, view an ongoing game as a spectator.

What size should the cubes be relative to the square they sit on?  Too large and they become difficult to pick up packed next to adjacent pieces.

1 comment :

Russ Williams said...

Or cubes with a different of the 6 chess pieces on each face.

There was a (non-random) chess-like game Proteus which used such dice. You could change a piece's current type by reorienting the cube.