36-Dice is both a description of game components and the name of an open-ended game system from designer Chris Cieslik and his Asmadi Games. Specifically, 36-Dice includes six dice in six colors: Red, Blue, Green, Purple, White, and Black.
While Cieslik's dice game Sixis preceded the 36-Dice game system – and included only 24 dice when first released in 2008 – the game now exemplifies what Cieslik hopes to achieve within the framework of 36-Dice. In his words, "The idea behind the 36-Dice system is to create lots of games you can play with them. Some will be pure dice games; some will require a small number of other components (like the 18 cards in Sixis)."
Cieslik continues, "36-Dice is a system open to everyone! You can make games for free or for profit, and you're welcome to use the 36-Dice logo on packaging. You're even welcome to package up 36 dice in those colors and sell them yourselves."
For more info on the 36-Dice game system or to sign up for a mailing list as designer, developer or player, visit 36Dice.com.