Shake, rattle amp roll: Cheating a thing of the past thanks to revolutionary new electronic dice

January 23, 2013 | by | 0 Comments

Cheating during a family game of Monopoly may be a thing of the past – thanks to new electronic dice that flash red after a dodgy roll.

The DICE+ is a revolutionary new product that could transform the way people play board games.

More than 5000 board games are now available as electronic versions, but instead of just clicking a button to roll, the DICE+ connects with the computer and allows players the satisfaction of the shake before the roll.

DICE+ connects to computers via Bluetooth, and contains anti-cheating measures. Pic courtesy of DICE+

Polish inventors Patric Strzelewicz and Michael Bak, who run world-renowned dice company Q-workshop, came up with the impressive device, which brings the most traditional game of chance straight into the 21st century.

The rechargeable dice, which have a battery life of up to 20 hours, light up green when connected to a computer, and flash red whenever an incorrect roll has occurred.

DICE+ can connect to smart TVs too, allowing family fun time to take on a whole new appearance. Pic courtesy of DICE+

Patric said: “The anti-cheat system works by checking for a number of criteria including minimum roll time, rotation by a minimum angle of 90 degrees, and stopping on a flat surface.

“All of the above factors are checked to guarantee a fair and fun game.

“If the numbers light up red, the roll was unsuccessful. To continue the game, roll the dice again.”

The dice connect via Bluetooth to a range of devices, including smart TVs and tablets.

The dice have an anti-cheat mechanism to ensure fair play. Pic courtesy of DICE+

Steven May, who works with DICE+, said: “This is such a simple product concept, when you see it you just look at it with your jaw open wide and then a smile on your face.

“The possibilities with DICE+ are endless, not just with taking the everyday games we know and love back to interaction, but in the developer community, who will see new ways of using the six options each time a Dice+ is rolled.

“We are now looking to work with the game brands, developer community and the peripheral industry to bring dice rolling back to the masses.”

It is set to hit the shelves next year.

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