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Let us begin with an agreement. A d6 is a cubical object with the sides identified by the numbers 1 through 6. The 1 side is opposite the 6 side, the 2 side is opposite the 5 side, and the 3 side is opposite the 4 side. If we know which side is 1, which side is 2, and which side is 3, we have the values of all the sides.

It turns out, there are two possible d6 configurations.

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is the right-handed die, and

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is the left-handed die.

The vast majority of d6 found are of the right-handed variety. Apart from a set of specialty dice, every d6 I can recall has been right-handed. I had thought about the chirality of dice before, but never had a game I could go to and say, "See! They are real."

Yesterday that changed.


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Zombicide season two comes with 6 red left-handed dice. I haven't played/seen the dice from season one, so I am not sure if they are lefties.
 
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As the expansion, it's no surprise that this also has 6 red lefties.
 
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Finally got around to ripping the shrink off this and I discover blue and red lefties!
 
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The artwork depicts both right-handed and left-handed dice, but the dice I rolled in the copy I played were all left-handed.
 
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How can you go wrong with transparent multi-coloured dice, am I right?

However, I happened to notice that two of the purple ones were not the same chirality. So I checked them all over and it turns out the 2/3 of them are left-handed! Is this a common thing with cheap bulk dice where they mirror-image the molds for some of the dice? I can see making sprus with LOTS of dice on them but how often would they bother to flip the 3D file for this?
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