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Dice, Tabletop Games and Gaming Supplies

Dice Sizes

Dice are measured in millimeters (mm), and while dice can range in size anywhere from 5mm up to 100mm or more, there are a few dice sizes that are considered "standard": 5mm, 12mm, 16mm, 19mm, 25mm, and 50mm. (By the way, for all you Amercians out there, one inch is equvalent to 25.4 millimeters.)

With all the sizes of dice available, it's sometimes difficult to know which size you need.  Is a 12mm dice big enough to comfortably game with? Just how large is a 25mm dice compared to other game components? Take a look below at our examples of all the common dice dimensions to find out.

Dice sizes

5mm Dice (3/16")

These extremely small dice can be used for gaming if you've got limited space for rolling (and good eyesight), but they're even better to use as game markers or to track points or scores on game units or cards. They're also great for creative applications such as crafts, decorations, jewelry, or artwork.

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8mm Dice (1/3")

At just a third of an inch in size, these dice are very small but still usable for gaming. And the best thing about using 8mm or 12mm dice is that lightweight game pieces won't get knocked askew by any errant tumbling dice.

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12mm Dice (1/2")

These half-inch dice are frequently found in board games (although they are not as common as the 16mm dice). They're great to use when you need to roll many dice at once, since 8-10 will fit comfortably in the palm of your hand.

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16mm Dice (2/3")

The most common size of dice. More colors and styles of dice can be found in this size than in any other. Comfortable in the hand, easy to roll, and very readable, these dice are designed for maximum usability.

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19mm Dice (3/4")

Chunkier and a bit heavier than their 16mm siblings, 19mm dice make excellent, easy-to-read game dice, particularly for tabletop games requiring 1 to 3 dice.

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25mm Dice (1")

Solid, hefty dice, perfect for party or casino games, classroom use, or decorative purposes. If you need dice that are readable from a few feet away, these fit the bill.

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50mm Dice (2")

Because of the large size of these dice, they are typically produced in lightweight foam. Sturdy enough to use in a classroom, they're also great for party games, or you can stack them or glue them together to create some cool game room decor.

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