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Special Dice Tray

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Joined: 08/28/2012

Hi, I am trying to get an idea of whether there would be any interest in a new style of dice tray. My brother is thinking of starting a kickstarter project and is simply looking for feedback via this website:

Please have a look and if you are interested send a response. Appreciate everyone's time.

Mike Young
Joined: 07/18/2011

Looks interesting although I'd have no use for one. You may look for a way to get it padded so it wouldn't be too loud and clackity. That might interfere with the goal of keeping it clear though.

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Joined: 07/26/2008
I don’t have a need for one

I don’t have a need for one but that doesn’t mean anything. I would post it over at board game geek. The traffic there is thousands of times greater. You’ll get more feedback than you will here.

Joined: 11/10/2009
Nice idea!

I do wonder at how you intend people to store the tray, though. Will it have a separate box of its own? It seems a little too tall to fit in most game boxes, and game boxes traditionally have little room to spare, anyway. I'm a little concerned that, even with the strength of single-piece molding, the legs might get caught on things and broken off if not stored somehow.

I also wonder if you could make the tray double as a box by making it as two pieces. One would be the walls and rolling surface being one piece (essentially the tray as is sans legs) that does double duty as both the dice tray and storage box. The legs would stay attached to a plexiglass sheet with a thin lip around both top and bottom edges. The top lip holds the bottom of the dice tray secure during gameplay, and the bottom lip fits the top of the tray walls (with the stand legs tucked safely inside) afterwards to make a lid for storage.

Don't worry too much about noise reduction. This is a product to be used with dice games, where some degree of clatter is expected. If quietness ever trumps transparency, though, a removable thin sheet of foam, cork, or rubber that fits inside the tray should be plenty. I guess it could also protect the plexiglass from scratches if people want to use sharp-cornered metal dice or the like.

Joined: 08/30/2012
Nice idea. Might be useful

Nice idea. Might be useful although I'm kinda worried about it interfering with the game - you have to move the pieces below it so you have to move it...
Still, I'll twitter the page and try to send you some audience.

Joined: 08/10/2008
I'm on the kickstarter list

I'm on the kickstarter list and depending on what the pledging levels are I'll probably kick in some bucks, but here's the $64,000 question:

Why do I want this as oppsed to a dice tower? What does the Massive Floating Perspex Hex Arena (TM) do better than what I can already have with the tower?

Joined: 07/08/2011
That is a fantastic idea

That is a fantastic idea you've got there. How tough are the extenders though, for use over larger models? Keep going with this. (And also, linging the bottom with a noise reducer should still be clear. (Gel?) or the purpose of the Shield int eh first place is removed. Keep on!

Mike Young
Joined: 07/18/2011
Noise reduction

akanucho wrote:
Don't worry too much about noise reduction. This is a product to be used with dice games, where some degree of clatter is expected.

Ah, I specifically mentioned that because I have a friend who has to use a padded dice tray because the rattling of dice on a table can give her migraines. I recognize she is a special case, but still some people prefer noise reduction.

Joined: 08/28/2012
Good feedback

My brother has been getting feedback from Board Game Geek. I thought I would branch out and see what other sites might be interested. If you have any recommendations, please let me know.

Also, he has been tinkering with a quieter role, but he has been hand cutting vinyl to do it.

The question about the box is great. I don't know that we've planned that far, probably assumed most wouldn't need a box, but why not?

And finally, as to the 64,000 dollar question, I think the hope is that people will see value in being able to roll right front and center so everyone can see, reach, and you don't have to pass the dice tray back and forth, etc. It ends up taking up less space and makes things more exciting!

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