Riddle me this: if the plural of mouse is mice, why isn’t the singular of dice douse?
Dice (that can be used as a singular or plural, though most people use die for just one) are an essential part of board games, like Monopoly or Clue. A roll of the dice tells you how many spaces to move. There are other games that use more dice, of course, like Yahtzee, which uses five dice. You get up to three rolls to reach one of the required combinations. The first roll is always with all five, then you get two more rolls with some or all of the five. The score sheet tells you what combinations you have to get. Get the same number on all five dice, it’s called a Yahtzee, and you get 50 points. There’s a Wikipedia article on it, if you’re interested.
Standard dice, the kind they use in board games, Yahtzee, and Las Vegas (for craps) are cubes with one to six pips (little dots) on them. There are other types of dice, though, as you see in the picture above. They’re usually used for role-playing games…
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