Super Mario Yahtzee Set

I like dice quite a lot, and have a collection of unusual ones. I'll write about those some other time, as today I'm writing about a very specific part of my dice collection, which also overlaps with my collection of video game merchandise. It's an officially-licensed Yahtzee game set, based on the Super Mario series.

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Here's the dice shaker. It's modelled after the iconic "?" Blocks first seen in Super Mario Bros. for the NES.

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And here's a look at the inside, which reveals two things;

1: A set of five Super Mario-themed d6s (that is, six-sided dice).

2: No lining! This means that this dice shaker is as noisy as all hell.

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Last of all, here's a closer look at the faces of the dice. The images are as follows, in the order of the number that they're associated with on the face of each die;

Coin (1)
Super Mushroom (2)
Fire Flower (3)
Yoshi Egg (4)
Star Man (5)
Green Koopa Troopa Shell (6)

The dice feel solid, and the shaker is a great-looking one, even if it is extremely noisy to use. A superbly geeky addition to any dice collection. (y)

Comments

Where did you buy this set Nin? they are brilliant. Have you played Zombie Dice?
 
They were actually a Christmas present, along with another unique part of my dice collection (I'll write about that in my next blog entry, I think).

I haven't played Zombie Dice, as I don't know anyone else who's into this sort of thing! I tend to use my dice primarily for writing and some free-form solo RPG'ing, for which I favour a combination of the USR System and Other Skylines, though I don't get to do a lot of this, due to the aforementioned not knowing others who are into such things! I'm hoping to pick up a set of Rory's Story Cubes, which should make solo stuff a lot easier, as per this idea on BoardGameGeek. (y)
 

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