The Meyer Dice Tube

"Dice rolling....Perfected!"

For All Other Games

 

"If you like games that use dice,

you're going to love the Meyer Dice Tube!"

 

Everyone enjoys playing board games, and it's no surprise that the most exciting (and most popular) games use dice.  Until now, virtually all games that use dice require the dice to be rolled by one of the two "traditional" methods:

  1. rolling the dice out of a dice cup
  2. tossing the dice out of your hand

Unfortunately, many people rarely play their games that use dice due to the multiple problems and nuicances associated with the "traditional" methods of rolling the dice in their games.  Some of these problems include:

  • Having to frequently re-roll the dice because one or more of the dice land outside the playing area, roll off the table, bounce off the game board, etc. These "re-rolls" are not only annoying, but they also slow down the progress of the game.
  • Having to constantly move the dice after they land on the playing surface because they interfere with the movement of a game piece (for instance, a die settled on the game board on an area where you wish to place your game piece).
  • Dice hitting game pieces on the playing surface, knocking them out of position.  This common problem has resulted in many disputes among players as to where the game piece was positioned prior to being hit.
  • Some dishonest players have developed dice-rolling skills that give them an unfair advantage over honest rollers.
  • Forgetting whose turn it is to play.
  • Small objects (such as dice) are easily lost or misplaced
  • Loose dice are considered a "choking hazard", and are not recommended for use by children under 8 years of age.

The Meyer Dice Tube eliminates ALL of the above issues!

 

This clever, yet simple product:

 

  • speeds up your game by completely eliminating re-rolls due to loose dice bouncing or rolling off the board, or the table, etc. 
  • forever eliminates the need to move dice on the board because they are interfering with the movement of a player's game piece
  • forever eliminates dice hitting game pieces or other items on the board, knocking them out of position
  • completely eliminates any possibility of dice-cheating
  • eliminates forgetting whose turn it is to play next
  • eliminates the possibility of misplacing or losing your dice
  • prevents children from putting dice into their mouths (and possibly choking) because the dice are inside an enclosed tube
  • guarantees a random roll every time

Most games that use dice either use 1 die or 2 dice.

The Meyer Dice Tube was designed to be used with 1 die or 2 dice, but can easily accommodate more dice if needed!

 

There are literally hundreds of games on the market that use dice.  The Meyer Dice Tube can be used with any of these games!  Just a few that come to mind are:

  • Parcheesi
  • Mousetrap
  • Clue
  • Craps
  • The Settlers of Catan
  • Sevens Out
  • Trivial Pursuit
  • Shut the Box
  • Hazard
  • Payday
  • Sequence Dice Game

NOTE:  If you want to use the Meyer Dice Tube for a game that requires the dice to be changed between rolls...no problem!  The Meyer Dice Tube is available in 2 models.  One model is a sealed tube (the die or dice can not be removed).  The other model has removable end caps, which allow the die or dice to be quickly changed out between rolls.

 

Board game players simply accept the fact that dice will occasionally bounce or roll off the board or table and onto the floor.  Dice occasionally land "cocked" (leaning against a player's game piece, against other items on the game board, or against each other).  We know that when these things happen we have to retrieve the dice and re-roll.  We also accept the fact that dice sometimes land in places where they interfere with the movement of a player's game piece.  We know that when this happens we have to reach down and carefully slide the die (or dice) to another location of the board so that we can move our game piece.  That's just part of the game.

 

We also accept the fact that dice sometimes hit one or more items on the game board (such as playing pieces, stacks of cards, etc.), knocking them out of position.  When this happens, a dispute may follow as to where the items were located before being hit.  Unfortunately, it is also a fact that some dishonest players have developed dice-rolling skills that give them an unfair advantage over honest rollers.

 

Many players have adopted the practice of rolling the dice into the game's box-top or into a tray to eliminate some of these problems.  Passing a large box-top or tray from player to player between rolls is cumbersome, at best, and still doesn't eliminate re-rolls due to cocked dice, or the possibility of dice-cheating.

 

How many times have you been playing a game and everyone suddenly gets distracted by a conversation, an unexpected phone call, a knock on the door, etc?  Here is what often happens after such a distraction:  "Who's turn is it?"...."Who just rolled?"

 

Now it's time to think "outside of the box",

and think inside of the tube.

 

We no longer have to accept any of those "facts".

The Meyer Dice Tube takes the dice off the game board.

The board is for the playing pieces, not the dice!

 

The Meyer Dice Tube is constructed of the highest quality extruded acrylic.  The tube is 9 inches tall and 2.25 inches in diameter, with an inner diameter of 2 inches (1/8" thick walls).  The spiraling helix is formed using "surgical-grade" latex tubing.  The 13 "rods" are progressively angled at 30-degree intervals (twelve 30-degree intervals from the first "rod" yields exactly 360 degrees, one complete rotation). When it's your turn to "roll the dice", you simply flip the tube over.  The dice tumble down this "spiral staircase" and fall onto the landing surface at the base of the tube.  The design of the Meyer Dice Tube guarantees an absolute random outcome every time!

 

The tube is used on the table in front of the payer who is "on turn", not on the game board.  When you flip the tube for your roll, you set it on the table in front of you.  Once the dice have settled and you've made your move, you lift the tube off the table.  Lifting the tube means your play is over.  You simply hand the tube to the next player, and he turns it over and sets it on the table in front of him, and play continues.

 

Therefore, you never again have to worry about forgetting whose turn it is....the player with the Meyer Dice Tube in front of him was the player who made the last move.

 

For information on how to order yours, click on the

"Buy SEALED Meyer Dice Tubes" link in the left column!  OR  "Buy REMOVABLE CAPS Model" if you want to be able to exchange the dice!!

 

Product Details:

 

The Meyer Dice Tube is constructed of the highest quality extruded acrylic.  The tube is 9 inches tall and 2.25 inches in diameter, with an inner diameter of 2 inches (1/8" thick walls).  The spiraling helix is formed using "surgical-grade" latex tubing.  The 13 "rods" are progressively angled at 30-degree intervals (twelve 30-degree intervals from the first "rod" yields exactly 360 degrees, one complete rotation).  The ends of the tube are sealed using 1/8" acrylic discs, which are sealed to the tube with a specially formulated clear acrylic cement using a capillary sealing method. The version that has removable end caps allows the dice to be changed between rolls, or for use with different games.

 

Due to the high quality materials and the construction methods, the Meyer Dice Tube is virtually indestructible, so don't worry about it breaking if it falls off the table.  This product is built to last forever!

 

The interior surface of the end caps (the "landing pads") of both versions are circular adhesive sections of Velcro® hook material (the plastic part, not the fuzzy stuff). 

 

The dice are high-quality, 16 mm translucent dice (with recessed pips) imported from Germany.  Ten different colors are available, so you can choose which color (or 2 colors) you want in your Meyer Dice Tube.  Some people like the 2 dice to be the same color, while others like 2 different colors.  It's your tube...you choose the dice that you want!

 

For games that only use 1 die (such as Trivial Pursuit, Payday, etc.), you can order a "sealed" Meyer Dice Tube with only 1 die (any color you choose), or you can have me enclose 2 dice of different colors.  In that case, you choose your dice color before you flip the tube.  Of course, you also have the option of ordering the version with removable end caps so that you can use it however you'd like.

  1. THE ADVANTAGES OF THE "SEALED" MEYER DICE TUBE:
    1. The enclosed dice can NEVER be lost or misplaced
    2. No possibility of small children putting the dice into their mouths, potentially choking
    3. It's a "one-piece" item...nothing comes apart...nothing comes out
  2. THE ADVANTAGES OF THE MEYER DICE TUBE WITH REMOVABLE END CAPS:
    1. Dice can be changed between rolls, or for different games
    2. You get to choose between 3 different methods of rolling the die or dice for any game
      1. Roll your die (or dice) with both end caps installed.  When it's time to roll a die (or dice), hold the bottom end cap in place with one hand, while lifting the tube with the other hand.  This will easily separate the tube from the lower cap.  Then, place the desired die (or dice) onto the surface of the bottom cap, and replace the tube onto the cap by simply twisting it down onto the cap.  The tube is now sealed and ready for your roll.  Grab the tube and flip it over!  Your die (or dice) will tumble down the helix of rods and settle in the bottom of the tube.  It's as easy as that!
      2. Roll your die (or dice) without either end cap installed.  Using this method, the Meyer Dice Tube is basically a miniature Dice Tower.  With both end caps removed, position the tube vertically in front of you on the table.  Select the die (or dice) to roll, and simply drop the die (or dice) into the open top of the tube!  The die (or dice) will tumble down the helix of rods and settle onto the surface below (table-top, etc.).
      3. Roll your die (or dice) with only the bottom end cap installed.  This method is similar to METHOD #2 in that you get to drop your die (or dice) into the open top of the tube.  But, with the bottom end cap installed, your die (or dice) will fall onto the landing pad rather than onto the table surface.  To exchange dice, simply invert the tube and let the die (or dice) roll out of the tube and into your hand.  The tube is now empty and ready for your next roll.

NOTE: Twisting the cap may assist in removing and installing the cap

 

Additionally, each Meyer Dice Tube is shipped in a black, soft fleece drawstring bag.