|Marked on only one side.|
Larry left a thoughtful comment on one of my posts last night which got me thinking. He said there is research that flat sticks were probably the most common dice used for this game.
I made some. It took about five minutes.
All I did was cut the popsicle sticks in half (as you can see, I didn't even get all the color off of them), round over the square ends with sandpaper until they matched the roundover on the un-cut end, and in my case I used a couple of leather punches to make a mark on one side.
A mark could be made on one side with anything. Woodburning, Magic Marker, crayon, anything.
And because I'm me, I put on a coat of boiled linseed oil, then wiped them down.
Larry made some similar dice from some dried bamboo that was in his back yard. One side is naturally black. Here's a photo, and his description is in the comments.
|Larry's bamboo dice.|
Larry made an entire set.
|Nickels would have been cheaper. Just sayin'.|