# What are these colored dice?October 19, 2014 1:37 PM   Subscribe

I recently came across a set of five six-sided dice with colored squares and triangles on each side. What are they?

Here is a link to a picture of the dice.

Each of the five dice are different, most have colored squares on one side, although on some sides the square is split diagonally into two triangles. One of them has sides with shiny silver and gold squares, and one of the dice has a rainbow one of the sides.

Doe these belong to a game? What are these?
posted by moonroof to Sports, Hobbies, & Recreation (7 answers total)

Could they be for some variant of Cosmic wimpout?
posted by vrakatar at 2:02 PM on October 19, 2014

Response by poster: Here is a description of the sides of each of the dice, maybe this will help, since you can't see all of the sides of all of the dice in the picture. There is a lot of variance among the colors, however, so for example red on one die does not exactly match red on another die, or even another red side on the same die.

Die 1: Red, Orange, Blue, Purple, Yellow, Green
Die 2: Red, Yellow, Purple, Red (split), Yellow (split), Purple (split)
Die 3: Blue, Orange, Green, Blue (split), Orange (split), Green (split)
Die 4: Gold, Silver, Grey, Pink, Peach?, Pink (split)
Die 5: Black, White, Brown, Light Purple, Brown (split), Rainbow
posted by moonroof at 2:39 PM on October 19, 2014

They look somewhat similar to the dice used in the game Rolling Freight (skip to about 2:40 in the video), but different enough that I don't think that's what they are.
posted by kyrademon at 2:55 PM on October 19, 2014

Response by poster: Yes, I had found this picture here, and come to the same conclusion as you. Almost! But not quite.

http://boardgamegeek.com/image/1280682/rolling-freight
posted by moonroof at 3:02 PM on October 19, 2014

Response by poster: They came together in a black drawstring bag. They were found in my grandmother-in-law's house. Not sure if these are helpful hints.
posted by moonroof at 3:04 PM on October 19, 2014

Best answer: they accompany the book Rainbow Oracle by Tony Gross.
I found them on this dice collector's site.
posted by calgirl at 3:21 PM on October 19, 2014 [3 favorites]

Response by poster: That's it! Thank you so much!
posted by moonroof at 3:57 PM on October 19, 2014

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