Monday, June 1, 2009


The history of dice, especially in regards to planning or divining events, is a long and intriguing one, going back thousands of years. Dice naturally were used in gaming, but also used to settle affairs of state and the heart. Since dice were prominently used by witch doctors and other similar mystics, they were considered magical devices.

With the decline of Rome and the subsequent period of the Dark Ages, games using dice were not much in evidence. However, the Middle Ages saw a resurgence in dicing despite the condemnation of the church. The dice makers' guilds had strict laws forbidding the manufacture of loaded or fraudulent dice. This did not stop sharpers and thieves from using them.


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