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All The Earth
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It seems like all the dice towers I see are the 'boot' variety, a tall box with 2 or more flat, angled baffles and a exit tray.

A recent example by Mud Monkey:


I'm guessing that this is probably because it's the most efficient type, but I can't help but wonder if there are any other kinds out there that people have seen.

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I've made a couple from a solid piece of wood with a 'L' shaped hole bored out. No catcher but otherwise kind of along the same lines as the traditional tower. No photographs at the moment unfortunately, my wife is still to add some pyrographic designs to the outside and then they'll need varnishing.

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Something like a bingo ball maybe? With a bunch of dice in and after a couple of turns it drops one out.
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I've seen one with pegs similar in concept to Plinko.
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Automatic Casino Dice Shaker Cup:
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Puquak wrote:

Notice all these come with "dices" included.
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saw some teenage wargamers using a 2OZ shot glass with 2 tiny D6 in it & some sort of clear cover on it to roll dice at the FLGS I play at once. After about 45 minutes of 'rattle rattle rattle BANG' as they slammed them down on the table I told them they needed to find some quieter way to roll their dice, as they were in a public space, or I'd find it for them & they probably wouldn't like it. Took care of the problem, that's for sure!
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http://boardgamegeek.com/thread/614637/cube-towergame-box-cr...

you could modify that design slightly to make it a dice tower (need to thin the platforms essentially)
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LankyEngineer wrote:
I've seen one with pegs similar in concept to Plinko.


You can Google "Pachinko Dice Tower" and find a web site that sells these.
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At a convention a while back I saw one that was a square wooden base with an upright dowel in the centre. The base was ~130mm square (5") and the dowel was about 200mm high (8"). There was a piece of dryer hose spiralled around the dowel with a wide-mouth funnel in the top. Dice dropped in the funnel bounced and spun their way down the tube.

The whole thing was held together with tape and it looked terrible, but it worked and was quiet.

You could probably make something similar out of plumbing elbow joints. Or Habitrail... surprise
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Well, there is this... it qualifies as a dice tower, right?

http://gamesbyemail.com/News/DiceOMatic
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LancerDeuce wrote:
Well, there is this... it qualifies as a dice tower, right?

http://gamesbyemail.com/News/DiceOMatic


Wow! How awesome can it get?
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Some look similar but instead of internal baffles have sticks at different angles to break the descent/randomize things.
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Not so gorgeous but different, quick and cheap. Also it is mobile, smaller base etc than most.





Its held together by pressure from the nuts and bolts, and the ramp is glued on to the bottom. The fence is 2L soda pop bottle stapled on.
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I stumbled on this thread a little while ago.

It talks about a 'meyer dice tube' which looks interesting, but only seems to be good for a couple dice at a time, and is fairly expensive. It's basically a large clear tube with a spiral of rods running down its center for the dice to tumble over when you flip it over like a sand timer. It's apparently designed to stay sealed most of the time.

In any case, it seemed relevant, so thought I'd contribute to my own thread

[edit: typos]
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AllTheEarth wrote:

It talks about a 'meyer dice tube' which looks interesting, but only seems to be good for a couple dice at a time, and is fairly expensive. It's basically a large clear tube with a spiral of rods running down it's center for the tumble over when you flip it over like a sand timer. It's apparently designed to stay sealed most of the time.



I LIKE rolling dice.
I don't think it'd be as much fun to have something so I couldn't touch them at all. It'd be as much fun as using an ipod to roll... YUK!
A tower is as far as I go. At least there's some feel.
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