The word ‘dice’ (singular: die) originates from the Latin word ‘datum,’ which means “something which is given or played.” Most commonly, dice are small six-faced cubes, each face marked with a number, used for throwing and generating random numbers. But people are slowly shifting to online algorithms to roll a die to play board games, role-playing games, gambling etc. because physical dice can often be impractical in games with high stakes. Dice can be loaded to favour a particular number to cheat in games.
Here are some of the best, most convenient websites to roll a die and generate random numbers for your board games – and no chance of loading and cheating here!
This one is a simple, no-nonsense roll a die site. You can choose the number of dice you wish to roll.
Another simple virtual tool to generate random numbers, this website lets you choose the number of sides or faces you want your die to have. It also has an option to flip a coin.
This website has a few more options you can play around with to suit your needs, like the number of dice, number of throws, and whether you wish to see a total or just the last number.
This website is user-friendly and has a clean interface. You simply have to tap on a single button to roll a die. The best part is that it has a lot of information about dice, theoretically probability of getting different numbers, and the various games associated with dice. It even has explanations about some dice games that you might not have heard of before.
Use these websites for your next board game, and let us know which one you liked best in the comments down below!