Share this project

Done

Share this project

Done
Dust off Monopoly, Yahtzee and more. Flip Dice will bring strategy to all your classic games. Take back family game night!
110 backers pledged $5,064 to help bring this project to life.
Last updated

About

FLIP DICE - Family Game Night... Reimagined project video thumbnail
Replay with sound
Play with
sound

$5,064

110

Flip Dice - Quick Guide to Play

  • 4 two-sided dice make up the set (opposing numbers 7-0, 6-1, 5-2, and 4-3 are found on each side of their respective die).
  • Fully Handcrafted in the USA, these dice are made out of anodized aluminum and each is ⅛” thick and ¾” square.
  • You may roll anywhere from 1 to all 4 dice at a time depending on the rule variation for the game you are playing.
  • When you have multiple dice in your hand, you roll Flip Dice just as you would any other dice.
  • When you have one die in your hand, you must flip it like a coin.
  • Roll two dice and you have 25% chance of making a certain number.
  • Flip just one, and you have a 50/50 shot.
  • Greater odds of making a number means more opportunity to strategize, which will change the way classic board games play and breathe new life into family game night.

Flip Dice Benefits

For Kids: 

  • Younger kids will be exposed to higher math (add 3 and 4 numbers together) 
  • Learn to employ strategy to plot their way around a board (check out our comparison chart on rolling 1 or 2 Flip Dice vs rolling 1 or 2 standard d6 dice) 
  • Creatively engage in the design process (make up rule variations or games of your own with this unique set of dice)

For Adults: 

  • Breathe life into games you already own 
  • Employ strategy in games that previously only had mindless dice rolling (check out our comparison charton rolling 1 or 2 Flip Dice vs rolling 1 or 2 standard d6 dice) 
  • Creatively engage in the design process (make up rule variations or games of your own with this unique set of dice)

Flip Dice Description

Flip Dice are two-sided dice that are ⅛” thick and ¾” square. They are made out of aluminum, anodized in a vibrant color (which means the color is actually embedded in the metal), and best of all, fully handcrafted here in America. There is the 6-1 die, the 5-2 die, the 4-3 die, and the die that sets these dice apart, the infamous 7-0 die.

We designed these dice to solve the problem of all the mindless dice rolling that goes on in many of the classic games we play (or used to play). Take Monopoly for example. A great classic game. But, for me, it gets boring after a while mainly because you just roll the dice and have no control over the outcome. Now, with Flip Dice you can take back control.

How? Simply. Say you’re looking ahead on the board and an 11 would be greatly beneficial to you. In the old way of playing (rolling two standard d6’s), your odds of making an 11 are exactly 5.56%. But, you never think of the odds, you just hope and roll (check out our comparison chart showing Flip Dice vs standard d6's).

Well, not with Flip Dice. Now, you can have a strategy behind every roll. So you grab the 6-1 and the 5-2 dice (because our house rules for Monopoly allow us to use any or all of the Flip Dice at a time). With only two dice, you only have four possible outcomes, and thus, you know that you have a 25% chance of making an 11 (check out our probability chart). You then quickly glance back at the board to check your other outcomes. 3 isn’t bad. 6 won’t hurt you. 8 is the only one that would hurt. So you like your odds and roll the dice, and just like that, you’re fully engaged in a game you had gotten bored of long ago.

And it’s not only Monopoly, Flip Dice can breathe life back into many classics, and that’s why we're asking you, the Kickstarters, to help bring this product to life. The money you pledge toward this product will not only go toward the production costs of the dice, but it will go toward creating a community of people that are using Flip Dice to bring strategy and excitement back into their game night by not only playing our rule variations, but creating Flip Dice variations of their own. Check out our website at pencilpushergames.com to find more information about Flip Dice and the community we are building.

Thank you for your consideration and support!

Create & Play with Flip Dice

There are three different categories for Flip Dice games.  Click on the games below to check out the rules (in pdf version) and see how Flip Dice will change the way you play classic games.

[Board Game Name] with Flip Dice: Simple rule changes utilizing Flip Dice.

[Board Game Name] Flipped: More complex rules changes, often not resembling the classic game much, but utilizing Flip Dice along with the components of the classic.

Flip [Board Game Name]: Original game utilizing Flip Dice.

  • Flip 22  (classic pub style game)

The Rewards

Base Rewards: 

  • Standard Flip Dice set with 3 color options to choose from - Royal Blue, Scarlet Red, or Obsidian.  Other color choices will become available if stretch goals are met (check below for stretch goal info). Please Note: 4 Flip Dice in the rewards section means one set of Flip Dice (4 total pieces, whether it's the standard set or the themed set).
  • Themed Flip Dice set with 2 choices to start, the Card Suits or Geometric Shapes, with other themed set options potentially available if stretch goals are met (check below).  Please Note: The pictures available for the Themed Set Flip Dice show prototypes of the actual dice.  All Themed Set Flip Dice will have laser-etched pips as opposed to the machined pips found in the Standard Flip Dice.  Also, color options of the Themed Set Flip Dice will vary.  Please check below for descriptions of what's available.
Front/Back view of Standard Flip Dice
Front/Back view of Standard Flip Dice
Black Dice Render *colors may vary slightly
Black Dice Render *colors may vary slightly
Red Dice Render *colors may vary slightly
Red Dice Render *colors may vary slightly
Card Suits themed Flip Dice  (colors will be Scarlet Red, for the Heart and Diamond, and Obsidian, for the Spade and Club, just like regular card suit colors)
Card Suits themed Flip Dice (colors will be Scarlet Red, for the Heart and Diamond, and Obsidian, for the Spade and Club, just like regular card suit colors)
Geometric Shapes themed Flip Dice (choose from any available color choice. must be all the same color. no mixing and matching)
Geometric Shapes themed Flip Dice (choose from any available color choice. must be all the same color. no mixing and matching)

Want more sets of Flip Dice than what is offered in the rewards? No Problem. Just add $20 extra to your pledge for each Standard Flip Dice set you want, and add $25 extra to your pledge for each Themed Flip Dice set you want.

Will you receive Flip Dice for Christmas? Sorry, but we will not be able to deliver Flip Dice before Christmas, but we will still make it possible for you to buy it as a Christmas gift for your loved ones. We will provide all backers with a downloadable Christmas card that can be printed out and put under the Christmas tree. It will show a picture of their gift (Flip Dice), describe what it is, and let them know when they can expect to receive it.

Stretch Goal Tiers

$4,500: Dice Tin Cup Upgrade. All backers are upgraded to a tin dice cup that not only store the dice, but can be used to shake them as well.

$5,000: More Colors. Metallic Gold, Monarch Orange, Violet

$6,000 = Military Colors. Military Green, Desert Sand

$7,000: Flip 22 Upgrade. All backers of the standard dice set are upgraded to include a free version of our game Flip 22.

$8,000: Meeples Theme. New option for themed set backers (all color choices are available. must be all the same color. no mixing and matching)

$9,000: Ninja Star Theme.  New option for themed set backers (all color choices are available. must be all the same color. no mixing and matching)

$10,000: Zombie Theme. New option for themed set backers (all color choices are available. must be all the same color. no mixing and matching)

$12,000: Steampunk Theme. New option for themed set backers (all color choices are available. must be all the same color. no mixing and matching)

$15,000: Alxndr Jones Theme. Our graphic designer will design a new option for themed set backers (no color choices available. colors will be up to his discretion)

$22,500: App Upgrade. All backers will automatically be able to beta test our community driven dice experience.

Risks and challenges

The production of the dice themselves are probably the biggest challenge of this project. However, I work in a machine shop that will oversee nearly all aspects of the dice production. Therefore, I will be able to begin the manufacturing of the dice as soon as the project funds. This will help ensure that I will be able to meet the shipping dates I have set for this project.

The only part of the process I don't have the capability of doing in house (in the machine shop I work) is the color anodizing of the aluminum. I will ship that part out to a nearby facility. I am confident in their ability to turn the dice around in a timely fashion, as I have worked with them in the past and have never experienced any issues.

Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
Questions about this project? Check out the FAQ

Support

  1. Select this reward

    Pledge $24 or more About $24

    Standard Set = 4 Flip Dice (choice of color: Royal Blue, Scarlet Red, Obsidian) (more choices available if stretch goals are reached) / standard dice bag

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    9 backers
    $

    By pledging you agree to Kickstarter's Terms of Use, Privacy Policy, and Cookie Policy.

    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  2. Select this reward

    Pledge $29 or more About $29

    Themed Set = 4 Themed Flip Dice (choice of set: Geometric Shapes or Card Suits) (more choices available if stretch goals are reached) / standard dice bag

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Only certain countries
    1 backer
    $

    By pledging you agree to Kickstarter's Terms of Use, Privacy Policy, and Cookie Policy.

    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  3. Select this reward

    Pledge $39 or more About $39

    Standard Plus Themed = 4 Flip Dice (choice of available color) + 4 Themed Flip Dice (choice of available set) (more choices available if stretch goals are reached) / 2 standard dice bags

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Only certain countries
    13 backers
    $

    By pledging you agree to Kickstarter's Terms of Use, Privacy Policy, and Cookie Policy.

    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  4. Select this reward

    Pledge $49 or more About $49

    Limited Edition = 4 Gunmetal Gray Flip Dice with Laser-etched Pips / Laser-etched Collector’s Tin Dice Cup

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Only certain countries
    Limited 6 backers
    $

    By pledging you agree to Kickstarter's Terms of Use, Privacy Policy, and Cookie Policy.

    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  5. Select this reward

    Pledge $75 or more About $75

    Double Standard Plus Double Themed = 2 sets of 4 Flip Dice (choice of available color) + 2 sets of 4 Themed Flip Dice (choice of available set) (more choices available if stretch goals are reached) / 2 standard dice bags

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Only certain countries
    6 backers
    $

    By pledging you agree to Kickstarter's Terms of Use, Privacy Policy, and Cookie Policy.

    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  6. Select this reward

    Pledge $80 or more About $80

    Classroom 5 Pack... For the awesome math teacher in your life! = 5 Standard Sets of Flip Dice (choice of color: Royal Blue, Scarlet Red, Obsidian) (more choices available if stretch goals are reached) / 5 standard dice bags (dice tin stretch goal upgrade not available with this reward)

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    3 backers
    $

    By pledging you agree to Kickstarter's Terms of Use, Privacy Policy, and Cookie Policy.

    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  7. Select this reward

    Pledge $149 or more About $149

    Design Your Own Set! = Our graphic designers will work with you to design a set of your own custom Flip Dice (Will be made out of aluminum and dimensions must remain similar to actual Flip Dice. No trademarked material will be accepted unless you are the owner of the trademark.)

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Only certain countries
    7 backers
    $

    By pledging you agree to Kickstarter's Terms of Use, Privacy Policy, and Cookie Policy.

    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  8. Select this reward

    Pledge $1,000 or more About $1,000

    Naming of the infamous 7-0 Die (What the die will forever be referenced as in the rules. Must be reasonable and agreed upon with Pencil Pusher Games. Pencil Pusher Games has final authority in decision.) + Receive the Standard Plus Themed backer level rewards.

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Limited 0 backers
    $

    By pledging you agree to Kickstarter's Terms of Use, Privacy Policy, and Cookie Policy.

    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  9. Reward no longer available

    Pledge $15 or more About $15

    Super Early Bird = 4 Flip Dice (choice of color: Royal Blue, Scarlet Red, or Obsidian) / standard dice bag

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Only certain countries
    Reward no longer available 10 backers
    $

    By pledging you agree to Kickstarter's Terms of Use, Privacy Policy, and Cookie Policy.

    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  10. Reward no longer available

    Pledge $19 or more About $19

    Early Bird = 4 Flip Dice (choice of color: Royal Blue, Scarlet Red, or Obsidian) (more choices available if stretch goals are reached) / standard dice bag

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Only certain countries
    Reward no longer available 40 backers
    $

    By pledging you agree to Kickstarter's Terms of Use, Privacy Policy, and Cookie Policy.

    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  11. Reward no longer available

    Pledge $22 or more About $22

    Second Mouse (cause, you know, the second mouse gets the cheese) = Same reward as Early Bird, only now shipping to anywhere in the world. 4 Flip Dice (choice of color: Royal Blue, Scarlet Red, Obsidian) (more choices available if stretch goals are reached) / standard dice bag

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    Reward no longer available 10 backers
    $

    By pledging you agree to Kickstarter's Terms of Use, Privacy Policy, and Cookie Policy.

    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.

Funding period

- (29 days)