Once you’ve got a few sets of DND Dice, it’s best to have a place to keep them - preferably, safely, and often in the groups and sets that they came in. Most come in little clear, plastic containers that can be stacked, but plenty of players go for something with a bit more flair, an accessory a bit sturdier and more stylish for their dice holders. One extremely popular option is a DnD dice box.
Few species are as formidable as the Mimic - both in diversity and in danger. The most common of these chameleonic monsters takes the form of a large treasure chest, luring incautious adventurers with the promise of riches, only to devour them nearly whole. Larger breeds also exist, growing big enough to copy even houses. But these are unusual for the average person to encounter - more often, the layperson will find themselves interacting with the much smaller breeds. These frequently take on the appearance of small jewelry and trinket boxes, but many specifically choose the shape of dice boxes, more likely to draw in victims of power if they appear to contain objects of fate.
Wood dice boxes are fun, thematically-appropriate dice carriers that keep your dice sets safe, separated, and easy to access. They stack and fit well in drawers, on shelves, and alongside the rest of your gaming supplies. Plus, they aren’t nearly so prone to breakage as the cheap, plastic holders that dice often come in. Many double as dice trays, and can be functional during game sessions as well as out of them.
In addition to fitting the atmosphere of a Dungeons and Dragons campaign, dice boxes (especially wooden ones) can be easily customized to fit your own character or sets. Types of material, engraved design, shape and size, all of these are up for customization. Plus, the home-made touch is easy enough to add!
Boxes can come in many different styles:
- Hexagonal ‘d20’ Dice Boxes
- Rectangular Dice Boxes
- Book-shaped ‘Spellbook’ Dice Boxes
- Chest-shaped ‘Treasure’ Dice Boxes
- And many more
And many different mediums:
- Wooden Dice Boxes
- Plastic Dice Boxes
- Metal Dice Boxes
- Glass Dice Boxes (if you’re feeling particularly fancy)
- And many more
You’ve got almost as many options for dice boxes as you do dice to put in them!
Bringing your dice from place to place can be something of a hazard. Plastic baggies tear, large amounts can chip and fade their numbers, and it’s easy enough for sets to spill or get mixed up.
Specialized boxes make for much safer travel cases, for all the reasons that they’re great to store dice at home and more. Good quality boxes (such as the ones carried here at D20 Collective) close with either good magnetic or well-made lids, and keep your dice fully protected. They hold up to a little bit of rough travel, and their ease of storage is just as useful for transportation as it is safekeeping.
One of the best reasons to get a set of dice (among dozens, of course) is as a gift for a friend. And there’s no better way to give a gift than in excellent wrapping! Even a single set can feel meaningful and impressive when wrapped up and placed in a beautiful gift box.
Even more than just decoration, dice boxes also have all the function that most gift bags and wrapping papers don’t! Even empty of dice, a set of matching boxes makes a fantastic gift for your party, and a case to match the ultimate boss of your campaign is an amazing thank-you to a dedicated Dungeon Master.
Those earlier-mentioned personalized touches are an even better addition when you’re getting a gift box for a friend, too.