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Mark Drake
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Looking to get a dice tower,preferably a large size one.

Any suggestions where I can get one?

Also,any idea what game the dice tower in Exhibit 17 came from?
http://www.desperationmorale.com/museum/aslmuseum-dice2.html

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I bought a gorgeous one for my husband for Christmas - from BGG's very own prophx. http://www.boardgamegeek.com/user/Prophx

Rob was great to deal with and very helpful. The dice tower arrived really quickly and looks great.

Here's a link & picture (Fraser's is the one with the woodburned F) http://www.geocities.com/crosstowngames/dicetower.html

 
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The plastic dice tower in the photo is from Chute-5.

http://www.boardgamegeek.com/game/3919

This pegs in this plastic dice tower are closely spaced, so it cannot be used with larger dice.

Consider making your own dice tower. It's a fun and easy project.
 
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melissa wrote:
I bought a gorgeous one for my husband for Christmas - from BGG's very own prophx. http://www.boardgamegeek.com/user/Prophx

Rob was great to deal with and very helpful. The dice tower arrived really quickly and looks great.

Here's a link & picture (Fraser's is the one with the woodburned F) http://www.geocities.com/crosstowngames/dicetower.html



I'll second the recommendation of Rob's towers. I recently got one. It easily handles eight dice at a time. I just checked his site though, and he seems to have exceeded his bandwidth.
 
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lmyrick wrote:

I'll second the recommendation of Rob's towers. I recently got one. It easily handles eight dice at a time. I just checked his site though, and he seems to have exceeded his bandwidth.


That's what I get for being so cheap! laugh Anyway, thanks you two for your kind words. It was a joy to make those towers for you. I do have one for sale on the MarketPlace under Miscellaneous Accessories if anyone is interested.

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I recently bought a dice tower from this site:

http://www.dicetower.20m.com/

I hope that helps.
 
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Make your own, that's what I did. I just got a table saw for Christmas and I plan on making another one. If you have the equipment, the materials are so much cheaper than buying one and you'll have a good time making it too.
 
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I would second trying to make one yourself if you have the equipment to do so. That's how I got started. You should see my first one. It works, but can only roll 4 dice at a time without getting jammed because it is so small and has 4 rolling angles. laugh

The possibilities for what your tower looks like, how it acts, and what it is made of is endless. Plus, the time spent making a tower is relaxing and very enjoyable. The final result gives you a sense of accomplishment and wows everyone who sees it.

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I picked mine up at Origins in Ohio. Here is their web site

http://www.gravediggergames.com/

Mine is Red Oak and the tower is not connected to the base but you can buy them connected as well. Not having the tower connected allows it to be stored in a smaller space. The tower fits inside the base and a rubber band or two will hold it together just fine.

A picture for Battles for the Ardennes http://www.boardgamegeek.com/game/7092 has just been submitted and it has my dice tower showing. Wait a week for BGG approval then look.

I also built one with Legos.

http://members.cox.net/wargamr/Lego%20Tower%20-%20front.jpg

The base was a problem for small dice so it has since been taken off.
 
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Darksan wrote:
I picked mine up at Origins in Ohio. Here is their web site

http://www.gravediggergames.com/


Unfortunately, Grave Digger Games has a history of spamming the BGG Marketplace, advertising their dice towers on many game pages. Quite disappointing to find a copy of an out-of-print game for sale, then realize it's just an ad for a dice tower.
 
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Chris,

A computer failure resulted in a loss of many files. Give a link for Geek Code that can decode you.

Spam eh? Didn't notice. TV advertising weirds me out.
 
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A google search for "BGG Code" reveals...

http://www.boardgamegeek.com/geeklist.php3?action=view&listi...
 
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Unfortunately I do noty have the equipment to make one myself,so that is why I am looking to purchase one right now.Hopefully in near future I will buy a good saw to make one myself--which type saw is recommended for this?

Rob did send me an email for dice towers and I see his site has exceeeded bandwidth.Am going to check him out--thanks for the suggestion!

MD
 
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Where is the Miscellaneous Accessories category in the marketplace?

Cannot find it....thanks.

MD
 
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I also have one of Rob's dice towers and its GREAT! I highly recommend you buy your tower from Rob.
 
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Hey does anyone have detailed instructions on how to make one? I think I want to try, thanks.

 
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This image demonstrates a nice construction that could be replicated.

 
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ULF,

Tried to look for one of those dice boots earlier this year but the maker isnt in business anymore apparently.

MD
 
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Here's a link to a World of Warcraft Board game picture with my dice tower made by Rob:

http://www.boardgamegeek.com/image/107903
 
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Dice towers are big and rather clumsy. Instead I recommend the rather mice dice trays available from Target, Walmart and other bulk retail establishments near you.

http://boardgamegeek.com/thread/92243

Oh, and you get a free wallet too!
 
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Didnt someone make some insane website where they have a camera hooked up to an automated dice tower than you can use remotely?
 
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clearclaw wrote:
Dice towers are big and rather clumsy. Instead I recommend the rather mice dice trays available from Target, Walmart and other bulk retail establishments near you.

http://boardgamegeek.com/thread/92243

Oh, and you get a free wallet too!


I don't know about the others, but actually the one Rob makes is quite light and portable, not big and clumsy at all.

Though your idea is a good one also. But the dice tower works better for me. I have a couple of gaming buddies that are notorious for missing box lids or anything else we roll the dice into. They've even inadvertantly hit me with the dice a few times. The tower keeps that from happening, and the dice make nice sounds rolling down the tower.
 
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lmyrick wrote:
I don't know about the others, but actually the one Rob makes is quite light and portable, not big and clumsy at all.


The trays are light weight, roughly the size of a paperback book and can easily have things stored in them when the game is packed (eg card cames). Dice towers other than the Dice Boot are (usually) about the size of a shoe or boot, and comparably heavy.

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Though your idea is a good one also. But the dice tower works better for me. I have a couple of gaming buddies that are notorious for missing box lids or anything else we roll the dice into. They've even inadvertantly hit me with the dice a few times. The tower keeps that from happening, and the dice make nice sounds rolling down the tower.:)


Which is perhaps the best reason of all.
 
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clearclaw wrote:


The trays are light weight, roughly the size of a paperback book and can easily have things stored in them when the game is packed (eg card cames). Dice towers other than the Dice Boot are (usually) about the size of a shoe or boot, and comparably heavy.


Heavy? My tower weighs 3 lbs and if that's too heavy for you, you better go to the gym.

drakester wrote:

Unfortunately I do noty have the equipment to make one myself,so that is why I am looking to purchase one right now.Hopefully in near future I will buy a good saw to make one myself--which type saw is recommended for this?


As for saws, you should get a table saw. Do some research if you're really interested.

Dice towers also help greatly when you have kids. My son is 3 1/2 and my daugther is 1 1/2 and they love putting dice in the top and watching them come out.
 
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I did line a wooden tray (which lived in a roll-top 5 1/4" diskette cabinet) with yellow felt. I should take a picture and post it some day.
 
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