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## Why are dice numbered the way they are?

The reason the pips are configured in the pattern they are is **so they look the same no matter what angle you’re looking at them**, as much as possible. This is called rotation invariance.

## Who goes first dice?

**Whoever has the highest number goes first**. Play then continues to the left. The first player rolls all 6 dice. The player can decide to keep as many scoring dice as he/she chooses, but must keep at least one.

## How do you play dice?

Each player **rolls two dice** and writes the highest value number that you can make with the two numbers on the dice. For instance, if a player rolls a 6 and a 1, they would write “61”. The next player rolls the dice and tries to beat that number. The player with the highest number on a round, scores a point.

## How many edges does a dice have?

A single die has 8 vertices, **12 edges**, and 6 faces, and so V – E + F = 2. Next join two dice together along one face.

## Why is 1 and 4 red on a dice?

Once upon a time, **when Emperor Hsuan-tsung of the Tang dynasty was playing dice with his** concubine Yang Kuei-Fei, he needed three fours to win the game. … Thus, the Emperor decreed that in all future the ‘four’ on dice should be colored red and so it came to be.

## How do you label dice?

The value of the roll is indicated by the number of “spots” showing on the top. For the six-sided die, opposite faces are arranged to always sum to seven. This gives two possible mirror image arrangements in which the numbers 1, 2, and 3 may be arranged in a clockwise or counterclockwise order about a corner.

## What is opposite 4 on a dice?

In both the positions, face number 1 is common for both dice is same. Therefore, the opposite of 4 is **2** and the opposite of 5 is 6.