Back at E3 we got a look at Scosche's smarROLL Bluetooth dice. Our reaction was basically a resounding, "Huh, that's neat." Well, while it'd seem that Scosche is still on the hunt for developers to build things with their dice, the creatively named Polish company Game Technologies has started shipping their competing product, DICE+. A single DICE+ will run you $39.99 plus $7.99 shipping to get it across the Atlantic to the USA.

There's a number of games that support the DICE+ already on the App Store, and it'll be interesting to see if either the DICE+ or the smartROLL end up catching on. The iPad is a pretty cool device for board games, but just tapping the screen really makes you lose all the tactile feel that actually moving pieces around and rolling dice gives you. Bluetooth dice sort of solve that problem... But, is it a "problem" (massive air quotes there) in need of a $50 solution?

We'll be very curious to see how these products do, to say the least.

  • Maniacfive

    If the Tin Man gamebook adventure series utilise these... Maybe! And if they were $20. But $50?

    I'm sure they're not cheap to make but still, that's way over priced for the market I would've thought.

  • phonecats

    six sided dice?

    lame bro.

    hit me up when I can roll a 20 sided one.


  • ImJPaul

    Ill never use or get these but this is really neat. I like the direction they're heading with iOS accessories.

  • oooooomonkey

    Wow far to expensive for me to consider, when I picked up 27 d6 at games workshop (and we know they aren't cheap) for £5

  • Taclys

    I'd buy if it was under $25. $50 is too much for a die.

  • C. Stubb

    In a market where quality games can be bought for a dollar (or less), do these guys really think they can get people to drop over half a c-note on accessory dice?! Maybe if they had a freemium version... 🙂

  • ecepet

    This is a brilliant product, I got a prototype about 6 months ago along with 6 free games that come with every dice+. Everyone that has played it with me loves it. HIGHLY recommended, it makes electronic games fun again and you can't cheat...Dads beware 🙂