Genius Dice

Bet on William Manke's elegant handmade walnut, maple, and cherry wood dice to win the beauty game.
created by

William Manke

$25.00

William Manke created by

William Manke

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Dice have been around for thousands of years, but artist William Manke still found a way to rethink the familiar numbered squares. His clever design shows the face value of each side with 1 to 6 wood segments of different color tones, made of walnut, maple, and cherry wood. Handsome enough to display when they're not involved in games of Backgammon, Bunco, Farkle, Yahtzee, Craps, or Pig, these beautifully crafted pieces make wonderful gifts for game lovers, woodworking fans, and anyone with an appreciation for exquisite small objects. Handmade in Lakewood, Colorado.

Sold in pairs.

Due to the handmade nature of this item, each is unique and will vary.

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Made in Colorado

William Manke

created by

William Manke

William Manke is a sculptor, craftsman and game lover living in Lakewood, Colorado. His creations re-interpret familiar elements of classic games with an unexpected elegance that makes you look twice. He looks at games not only as a canvas but also as a medium. Manke earned his BFA from Kent State University in sculpture where he dug into sound art, kinetic sculpture and design. He began exploring game making as art when a fellow artist challenged him to make a wooden pinball machine – which he did.

Handmade Made in the USA
Made from
walnut wood, maple wood, cherry wood, wood glue, butcher block polish
Measurements
1" L x 1" W x 1" H
Item ID
43292

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UncommonGoodsGenius Dice
 
4.8

(based on 6 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (5)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (1)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Fun (6)
  • Entertaining (5)
  • Can withstand use (4)
  • Interactive (4)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Adults (5)
  • Family (5)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes (4)

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4.0

This product is not something you need several of.

By 

from North Carolina

About Me Educator, Parent

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Educational
  • Entertaining
  • Fun

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Adults
    • Family

    Comments about UncommonGoods Genius Dice:

    It wasn't sanded as smooth as it appeared in the photo

    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes
     
    5.0

    A gift for a Dice Collector

    By 

    from Salem Va

    About Me Parent

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Challenging
    • Entertaining
    • Fun
    • Interactive

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Adults
      • Family

      Comments about UncommonGoods Genius Dice:

      Will be added to his collection

      • Was this a gift?:
      • Yes
       
      5.0

      Wooden dice with a twist

      By 

      from wadsworth, il

      About Me Receptionist

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Can Withstand Use
      • Challenging
      • Fun
      • Interactive
      • visually pleasing

      Cons

      • May be too difficult for some

      Best Uses

      • Adults
      • Family

      Comments about UncommonGoods Genius Dice:

      I thought this was very cool and so did my husband. This isn't just dice made out of wood, it's a completely different design of dice and adds a bit of a challenge when using them. Haven't used them in a game yet but I'm sure it will be fun.

      Service and delivery comments:

      Delivery was decently quick to the Illinois area, packaging was fine and nothing was damaged.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • Yes
       
      5.0

      Beautiful craftsmanship and innovative design

      By 

      from Denver, CO

      Pros

      • Can Withstand Use
      • Entertaining
      • Fun
      • Interactive

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Adults
        • Family

        Comments about UncommonGoods Genius Dice:

        Beautiful craftsmanship and innovative design

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No
         
        5.0

        Beautiful enough for display, but fully functional as dice.

        By 

        from Knoxville, TN

        About Me Artist, Designer

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Artistic
        • Beautiful
        • Can Withstand Use
        • Entertaining
        • Fun
        • Unique

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Artistic Display
          • Gaming
          • Unique Conversation Piece

          Comments about UncommonGoods Genius Dice:

          My wife and I are continually visiting craft studios, galleries of local art and independent stores looking for new items of interest. It's rare that something really jumps out and grabs your attention, but these dice were unlike any we'd ever seen, and beautifully made. The creative packaging would definitely make the dice a fun gift.

          Service and delivery comments:

          Shipped fast and packed safe.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No
           
          5.0

          Amazing Design

          By 

          from Denver

          About Me Puzzle Whiz

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Can Withstand Use
          • Educational
          • Entertaining
          • Fun
          • Interactive

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Adults
            • Family
            • Travel

            Comments about UncommonGoods Genius Dice:

            Excellent design and craftsmanship. Extremely cool concept executed prefectly!

            • Was this a gift?:
            • Yes

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