Images of Dice collected from Internet Sites

These images were collected from the referenced Internet sites.

After 4 years of looking at dice from various sources (catalogs and game stores), I would estimate that 99% of manufactured dice are like casino dice (RH:000). Craps players are superstitious and casino operators pay close attention to dice, looking for cheats or loaded dice. I suspect that all casino dice are RH:000 dice. These images continue to confirm that most drawings of dice are made with little attention paid to how the spots are located or whether the dice are right- or left-handed.

Dice naming conventions definition page gives RH:xxx, etc. definitions. Check the end of this page for the addresses for sending me information about dice and dice images.

Computer generated ray-traced image of Right-Handed 000 common, standard dice spots. The 1, 2, 3 spots can be seen on the right die; the 4, 5, 6 spots can be seen on the right die. Note that a right handed coordinate system is determined by both the 1, 2, 3 faces and the 4, 5, 6 faces, but that one coordinate set is the negative of the other.

These images are a photograph and a drawing of standard right-handed casino dice. Although it is virtually certain that they are RH:000 dice, not all the faces can be seen.

These appear to be standard right-handed dice. They are Right-Handed:0xx dice (6 is in the standard orientation, 3 and 2 cannot be seen)

The big die is right-handed with the 6 rotated (RH:600). The extra spot on the 6 face as a hole drilled through from the 1 spot so that the orientation of the dice can be seen when rolled in the plastic box on the overhead projector.

This die is left-handed, but the 2, 3, & 6 spots can not be seen.

Dice Server

These images are a decoration for a "dice server." Both dice are Left-Handed.
The left die is LH:x32 (6 cannot be seen and 3 & 2 are mirrored from the standard orientation).
The right die is LH:xx0 (6 & 3 cannot be seen and 2 is in the standard orientation).
Note that the 2 spots are mirror images between the two dice, i.e. the dice are not identical.

The cubic die is left-handed with the 6 rotated and the 2 mirrored from the conventional left handed orientation. The 3 cannot be seen. (LH:6x2).

The dice on the left are "illegal" dice, i.e. the opposite sides do not add up to seven, assuming both dice are identical. Most likely the artist just made up these dice. Real dice like this would not be allowed in a casino game because they would conceal cheating. From the convention for right and left handed coordinate systems, there are 3 possible opposite face configurations so they could be simultaneously right handed(1, 2, 3) and left handed(4, 5, 6) or undefined (1, 2, 3 or 4, 5, 6 all in same plane) but not all configurations are simultaneously possible. The probability of finding a real set of dice like this is essentially zero (unless someone is cheating)!

Later: the dice in the center were corrected to standard right handed (RH:000) dice.
Later Still: the dice on the right with the red background were collected from the same site. Notice that the left die is RH:000 and the right die is LH:xxx

If you have any more information on right or left handed dice, know where some more images are located on the Internet, or have some samples you can send me, I can be reached at

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