Question: When were the first dice invented?

When was dice invented?

In 400 BC, the Greek poet Sophocles claimed that dice was invented by the Greeks; this has yet to be proven. There is evidence of dice in Egyptian tombs dating as far back as 2,000 BC, but, thanks to archaeological digs, we are able to place them back even further to 6,000 BC.

Did Egyptians use 20-sided dice?

The 20-sided die you see above could have been built by ancient Egyptian Dungeons & Dragons players, but it wasn’t. … Made in the shape of an icosahedron (a polyhedron with 20 faces), the die is constructed out of serpentine, which ancient Egyptians often used for their amulets and vessels.

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