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Mike Lee
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I've been surfing around the site and I am totally intrigued by dice towers. It is so true that one of the most annoying things during my gaming sessions are dice that fall off the table. Another annoying thing is having to roll dice in ugly box lids that get passed around the table. The sides of the box lids are so high that its sometimes hard to see the roll results.

SO... I'm really considering purchasing 2 dice towers or perhaps dice trays. Does anyone have any good recommendations for where to buy these and what a fair price would be? I've seem some well made wooden ones as well as some cheap ones plastic ones on amazon.

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Vixen Tor Games has nice towers for a resonable price. Check out their webside - it's the companies name + .com.

Hope this helps.

Cheers


BTW: Or build your own - it's easier than you think. My wife made 2 for me - custom made the way I wanted them to look including a great paint-job from one of my favourite games.
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Hey Mike!

Dice towers are great!!!! There are a few sites in which to get these!! I prefer wood over clanking plastic!

Here are a few sites of interest:

http://www.vixentorgames.com/

http://www.io.com/~beckerdo/games/articles/DiceTower.html

http://www.geocities.com/crosstowngames/dicetower.html Seems they are not taking ordders....but do have plans to make one!
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I actually made one myself on impulse yesterday, it's really quite easy if you just have a clear idea of what you want it to look like in the end. Look here: http://www.boardgamegeek.com/thread/169471
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If you have Legos in your house, you could always build your own. The plus side is that you can use whichever colors you want.
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wow - very interesting ideas. Any idea how long it would take to make one? Perhaps I should go pick up some wood at the lumber store today =)
 
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Legos!





I made this a year ago and I still use it all the time. My game group loves it. I'm having the itch to pull it apart and create a Mark II version.
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I would also like to recommend VixenTor. I have heard so much positive feedback on game forums from people who own these dice towers. I don't think you can go wrong there.
 
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It's got its detractors, but I love my little Dice Boot!



Compact, see-through, breaks down and transports flat. I think it's an ingenious little device.
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blindspot wrote:
It's got its detractors, but I love my little Dice Boot!
I've got the Dice Boot too, and it is nice and portable. I'm going to try and make my own out of clay at some point too. I like the idea of combining dice towers with dice trays so as to have the option of rolling your own or letting gravity do the work for you...
 
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I also really like VixenTor dice towers. I've used a few of them and they are really great.

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TJGames has a paper dice tower that holds up pretty well. It's inexpensive, and portable, but it doesn't have the klunky sound of the dice falling through the tower that most people like.

http://tjgames.com/tower.html
 
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I've heard good things about both of the following sources, which you may want to consider:

http://www.geocities.com/homiefud/
http://www.geocities.com/crosstowngames/dicetower.html
 
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Verkisto wrote:
TJGames has a paper dice tower that holds up pretty well.

Brilliant! You would think with all the cardboard produced by these game companies that one of them would at some point have tried adding some value to a nice game by simply including a punch-out constructible dice tower like the Dice boot. But I've never seen it. Cardboard works for the cube tower in Wallenstein/Shogun, why not for dice?
 
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As I planned to make my own dice tower, my wife came back from a garage sale not knowing of my intentions. She brought back THE INVENTOR old game for 50 cents.

THERE IS A NICE DICE TOWER WITH A BELL in this game. Any size of dice and they can be accumulated on top as you activate it to make them fall in one shot. WOW

GOD is on my side!!kiss

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blindspot wrote:

Brilliant! You would think with all the cardboard produced by these game companies that one of them would at some point have tried adding some value to a nice game by simply including a punch-out constructible dice tower like the Dice boot. But I've never seen it. Cardboard works for the cube tower in Wallenstein/Shogun, why not for dice?


Dragonland by Knizia has done this. It even comes with a short history about dice towers.
 
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Thommy8 wrote:
I've heard good things about both of the following sources, which you may want to consider:

http://www.geocities.com/homiefud/
http://www.geocities.com/crosstowngames/dicetower.html


If anyone is wanting a Crosstown Games Dice Tower I've cut out a handful of towers and will be assembling them soon. I will be selling them cheaper than I have previously from the website due to getting the bug last week to build some and still wanting to remain in "retirement". If anyone has interest in purchasing a tower feel free to PM me and we can work something out.

Thanks!

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Relax wrote:
blindspot wrote:
It's got its detractors, but I love my little Dice Boot!
I've got the Dice Boot too, and it is nice and portable. I'm going to try and make my own out of clay at some point too. I like the idea of combining dice towers with dice trays so as to have the option of rolling your own or letting gravity do the work for you...


Well I saw these on amazon but aren't they too loud? Plus to me they look a little cheap. I think I'd prefer the wooden kind with the felt lining.
 
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Here are a couple of examples of the towers that I make.

I will be at Origins and WBC with copies for sale.

I also send them through the mail to those who request them. Payment by check or paypal.

Small one- $20
Larger one- $25

Plus whatever shipping is applicable.

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I will also indorse the greatness that is a Dice Boot, not to be confused with Das Boot shake

Mine was used just yesterday when I and my grandchildren played Cloud 9. It assembles quickly, and like any dice tower, adds to the gameplay experience.

It works better if it is placed on a piece of felt. I keep a rectangle of green felt with the game which serves to eliminate the possibility of dice bouncing out of the boot, which happens too often on a hard surface. The felt absorbs just enough energy so that the dice stay in das boot, I mean the boot.

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Sakdar, that lego Dice Tower is Sweet. Gonna raid the parents attic to find my old lego collection I think...
 
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I would recommend VixenTor for all your dice tower needs. I have four of them and my entire family LOVES them. They are crafted with care and they look fantastic.
 
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MikeyMike79 wrote:
Relax wrote:
blindspot wrote:
It's got its detractors, but I love my little Dice Boot!
I've got the Dice Boot too, and it is nice and portable. I'm going to try and make my own out of clay at some point too. I like the idea of combining dice towers with dice trays so as to have the option of rolling your own or letting gravity do the work for you...


Well I saw these on amazon but aren't they too loud? Plus to me they look a little cheap. I think I'd prefer the wooden kind with the felt lining.
Compared to the smooth monte carlo glide n'clack of wood and felt, yes. But for some the sound of dice on plastic is a joyful sound!
 
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I will also vouch for VixenTor. I have 4 towers and they all get play. They're nice and sturdy and they look great. Good price as well.
 
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Mike, if you want to make your own, you can download plans here:

http://www.vixentorgames.com/dicetowerdirections.pdf

There are also several plans around this site, but I'm not as familiar with them, because I didn't make them. The plans at this link are designed to work with foamcore, not wood, so you will want to adapt them if you use them for wood. One change I recommend is bevel-cutting the panels for the tower to hide the seam. It makes measuring for the inside ramps a little tricky, but it looks a lot better. You'll also want to take the tabs off the inside ramps - those are great for foamcore, but murder with wood. I really like the foamcore - it's easy to work with and makes a very sturdy tower that's still extremely lightweight.

I highly recommend making your own, especially if you can work in wood or foamcore. There's just a lot more pride in your finished piece if you're the one who put it together.

Of course, if you decide to break down and buy a dice tower from VixenTor Games, I would be hard-pressed to stop you.

Matt Drake
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