Dice Stacking

Dice stacking is the art of scooping up dice in a dice cup and setting the cup down to build a vertical column of dice. Most people's initial reaction, when first seeing the dice stacked, is astonishment. Once one has succeeded in stacking dice, there are all sorts of variations which keep the skill new and interesting for beginners and masters alike.

 

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A note about shipping costs: It seems that as quickly as I update this site with new shipping costs, the US Postal Service raises rates again. If you have been thinking about ordering any books, DVDS, and/or dice-stacking kits, now might be a good time. There are no signs that shipping costs will be lower.

 

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    While it is possible to stack many different types of dice, the best dice for stacking are referred to as "perfect" dice. Perfect dice are used in casinos because they are the most random. The spots for perfect dice are made by drilling holes in the dice and filling the holes with a paint that weighs the same amount as the materical in the dice. All six sides weigh exactly the same.

     

    The dice that are included in most board games are referred to as "candy store" dice. Candy store dice have small divots cut into them with a splash of paint in each spot. Because it has fewer divots, the one face on a candy store die weighs more than the six face. This means that the likelihood of a six showing up is a bit higher than the odds of a one appearing. Since perfect dice weigh the same on all sides, they are statistically more fair than candy store dice. These small differences in weight aren't that important for dice stacking.

     

    More importantly, perfect dice have perfectly square edges, while candy store dice have rounded edges. The square edges make a big difference when stacking the dice. Even when perfect dice are not impeccably aligned in the final column, the perfect dice will not fall. The rounded edges of candy store dice make them more likely to topple in not-perfectly-aligned final columns.

     

    Candy store die (viewer's right) next to perfect die (viewer's left)

     

    Cancelled casino dice have been used by casinos for one shift and then retired. The serial number on casino dice ensure that people can't smuggle in their own set of rigged dice.

    Die on viewer's left shows the serial number assigned by the casino. Die on viewer's right is brand new and was never used by any casino.

     

    Casinos will also have their logos etched on one side of the die. This also helps ensure that players do not smuggle their gimmicked dice into the game. This also makes cancelled dice collectors' items for some people. Brand new die on right has no logo.

     

    The round circle punched on to one face of the dice cancels them to make sure they are no longer be used by the casino. The slight raised edge of the cancellation circle only affects dice stacking when attempting columns of twelve dice or higher.The column can get a bit wobbly.

     

    Die on viewer's left shows the cancellation circle to ensure that this particular die will never again be used in the casino. Die on viewer's right is brand new and was never used by any casino. The small circle in the middle of the four face on the new die is actually the middle three spot on the opposite side of the four.

     

    Cups that work well for dice stacking are:

  • comfortable in your hand,
  • tall enough to hold a column of four dice,
  • wide enough to cover a square of four dice, and
  • completely vertical.
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    The two dice cups I offer are the best cups I have found for dice stacking. The plastic cup is just the right size for a column of four dice. The diameter of the mouth fits perfectly over four dice laid out flat in a square. The size is great for both smaller and larger hands.

     

    Image directly above shows two leather cup.

     

    The leather cup is, quite simply, gorgeous. If you are a professional, you should consider stepping up to the leather cup. A leather sleeve covers an inner plastic cup. The inside of the cup has a velvety lining that looks fantastic. Plus, the lining slightly muffles the sound of the dice inside and adds to the sense of being in a casino.

     

    The inside height of the leather cup is big enough to stack four dice but is not quite tall enough to stack five.

     

     

    Image directly above shows a column of four casino dice fitting perfectly in the plastic cup on the viewer's left. The leather cup (viewer's right) has an inside height slightly taller than a stack of four dice.

     

    Image directly above shows a wall of four casino dice in the plastic cup on the viewer's left. The leather cup (viewer's right) has an inside diameter that is slightly larger.

    If you have seen the youtube videos of of people stacking columns of both red and blue dice in various patterns you know how exciting it can be to incorporate dice with different colors.

     

    Here is one example. The goal is to separate four blue dice and four red dice into two different columns, using one cup.

     

    Front cover of The Dice Stacking Book

     

    Back cover of The Dice Stacking Book

     

    The Dice Stacking Book is 104 pages of tips and advice covering all sorts of dice stacking variations. Well illustrated, including two flip books in the lower corners that show the basic stack and decapitation. $9.95

     

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    Below is an animation of the corners from The Dice Stacking Book demonstrating how to decapitate a column of four dice.

     

    Decapitating Dice

     

    Excerpts of Reviews

     

    "The Dice Stacking Book is a good deal more than the sum of its predecessors on the subject, and no dice stacker can afford to be without it. This book is also literate, funny, and thoroughly researched." Eric Bagai, JUGGLE magazine

     

    "If you've been looking for a book on dice stacking, look no further. The Dice Stacking Book is an excellent resource." Michael Close, MAGIC magazine

     

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    Front Cover of The Disc Stacking DVD

     

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    The Dice Stacking DVD shows the tricks and variations in The Dice Stacking Book, as well as the execution and explanation of Senator Clarke Crandall's famous dice stacking routine. (Senator Crandall's routine is performed and explained by host Michael Maxwell.)

     

    The price on The Dice Stacking DVD has been lowered from $19.95 to $11.95.

     

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    "Could there be more? Well, there is more. Todd also offers The Dice Stacking DVD. This is just as detailed as the book, though it has a stronger emphasis on magic. Together they make a complete program leading to your own performance routine. Highly recommeneded." Eric Bagai,JUGGLE

     

    "Todd has an excellent method for learning to stack dice, and he clearly explains this... If you're a dice stacker, The Dice Stacking DVD will give you some new stuff to practice. Recommended." Michael Close MAGIC

     

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    Deluxe Dice Stacking Kit with Four Brand New Dice and Leather Cup

    These brand new, perfect dice are stunning. The five translucent colors are gorgeous, and there are no casino logos, serial numbers, or cancellation marks to mar the dice.

     

    One leather dice cup with your choice (red, blue, green, amber, or purple) of four brand new dice.

     

    This beautiful dice cup has a leather sleeve covering a plastic interior cup. The walls are perfectly vertical to build consistent dice columns. A soft, red lining inside the cup muffles the sound of the dice. The cup can stack a column of four dice. Four brand-new dice plus leather cup, $19.95

     

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    This set includes:

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    Choose which color you would like from the list (below).

     

    One plastic dice cup and four canceled, casino dice. These are the best dice for stacking. Perfectly square edges maintain the stack when other, rounded dice collapse. Dice cup is tall enough to build a stack of dice, four high. Mouth of cup is wide enough to cover all four dice when they are laid out in a square. $15.95

     

    Please note: Efforts will be made so each die in the set of four dice comes from the same casino. Different sets of four dice may come from different casinos.

     

     

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    This set includes:

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    The Dice Stacking Book
    Table of Contents

    Page Number

    Acknowledgments

    vi

    Preface

    viii

    CHAPTER ONE How to Stack Dice, Vocabulary

    1

    The Grip

    2

    First Method to Stack Dice: The Basic Shuttle

    3

    Inertia

    4

    Adding More Dice

    5

    The Expanded Shuttle

    6

    
    								

    The Set

    7

    Slide to the Left

    8

    The Unveiling

    9

    The Scoop

    10

    Secrets of a Good Scoop

    11

    Scoop Up the Leftovers

    12

    Controlling the Spots

    13

    Second Method to Stack Dice

    14-15

    Rock the Cup While Keeping One Die High

    16

    Scoop Up the Die While Rolling the Cup

    17

    Scoop the Remaining Dice into the Cup

    18

    The Set

    19

    How to Salvage a Partial Column of Three

    20

    CHAPTER TWO Variations with Dice Stacking: The Quick Stack

    21

    The Even Quicker Stack

    22

    Two by Two In Line Stack

    23

    Two by Two Wide Stack

    24

    Two by Two Pre-Stacked Mini-Columns

    25

    Spread Out Four In Line Scoop

    26

    The Fastest Stack in the World

    27

    Two by Two Fastest Stack in the World

    28

    Diamond Four Scoop

    29

    Red Cross Stack

    30

    Skeet Shooting Dice Stacking

    31

    Scoop 'Em Up Any Way You Can

    32

    Numbers Dice Stacking

    33

    Two Fisted Stacks

    34

    Double Column One Fisted Stacks

    35

    Even Faster Double Column Stacks

    36

    Triple Column One Fisted Stacks

    37

    Columns Upon Columns

    38

    Magic Effects with Dice Stacking

    39

    A Simple Color Switch

    40

    CHAPTER THREE Aerial Moves

    41

    Toss Up One Die at a Time

    42

    Multiplex Aerial Dice Stacking

    43

    Scoop In All Four Dice at Once

    44

    Forehand - Backhand Two Dice Scoop

    45

    Multiplex Forehand - Backhand Scoop

    46

    Nesting Cups Stack

    47

    CHAPTER FOUR Decapitating Dice

    49

    Decapitating One Die at a Time

    50

    Decapitating Two Dice at a Time

    51

    Decapitating Three Dice at a Time

    52

    Double Quick Dice Decapitation

    53

    Decapitating a Wall of Dice

    54

    CHAPTER FIVE Stacking Items Other Than Casino Dice

    55

    Modern Art Stacks

    56

    Three Times Modern Art Stack

    57

    Stacking Tiny Dice

    58

    Stacking Large Dice

    59

    Stacking Different Size Dice in a Pyramid

    60

    Stacking Dice in an Inverted Pyramid

    61

    Stacking Sugar Cubes

    62

    Stacking Ice Cubes

    63

    Stacking Apericubes

    64

    Stacking Dice and Coins Together

    65

    CHAPTER SIX Fantasy Dice Stacking Tricks

    67

    CHAPTER SEVEN A Brief History of Dice

    71

    CHAPTER EIGHT Dice Stacking Games

    81

    Bingo Dice Stacking

    82-83

    Basic Caesar's Column for Beginning Players

    84

    The Four Columns of Caesar

    85

    Orders from Rome - Challenge Caesar's Columns

    86-87

    Follow the Leader Dice Stacking

    88

    One On One Skeet Stacking

    89

    Afterward

    90

    Bibliography

    92

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    Reviews

    Review (by Eric Bagai) originally appeared in November/December 1998 issue of JUGGLE magazine. Reprinted with permission of the author and publisher.

     

    The Dice Stacking Book

     

    By Todd Strong. 94 pages, 6 x 9 perfect-bound, $14.95 (w/dice & cup).

     

    The Dice Stacking Video

     

    Starring Todd Strong, hosted by Michael Maxwell. 50 minutes, $19.95. Both from Perceptual Motion, P.O. Box 204, Point Roberts, WA 98281, (360) 945-0786.

     

    One distinction between magic and juggling: in magic the method is hidden, in juggling the method is there for all to see. So how do you classify dice stacking? And what is it, anyway?

     

    Take four dice and scatter them on the surface of a table. Take a standard dice cup and wave it upside down over the table. Keep it in constant motion as you scoop up the dice. Bring the cup to rest on the table, still upside down. Then lift it straight up. If you know the correct technique, the dice are now stacked one on top of the other in a perfect column. If you don't, they ain't.

     

    So, is it magic? If you use a transparent dice cup is it then juggling? Todd Strong will teach you how to do it, clearly, simply, and very thoroughly. Then it's up to you whether it is presented as magic or presented as juggling. At the very least, it's an incredible bar trick.

     

    Each move in dice stacking is stripped to its essentials and then divided into easy steps. Learn the steps and you've got the trick. I suspect it's like learning the cascade: anyone can do it. The only question is whether one is willing to devote the necessary time. After the basics, the real fun starts: the quick stack, quicker stack, two by two, double and triple stacks, numbers, aerial moves, and decapitations. Then odd-sized dice, coin sandwiches, and stacking games.

     

    Did I leave anything out? Only about half. The Dice Stacking Book is a good deal more than the sum of its predecessors on the subject, and no dice stacker can afford to be without it. This book is also literate, funny, and thoroughly researched. If there is one flaw in it, it is the use of a beautiful model who smiles out at you from every other page, scattering all thoughts of dice.

     

    Could there be more? Well, there is more. Todd also offers The Dice Stacking Video. This is just as detailed as the book, though it has a stronger emphasis on magic. For example, Michael Maxwell presents and explains the classic dice stacking routine originated by Senator Clarke Crandall, and Michael and Todd show their own methods to determine (or fix) the top number on the stack.

     

    Both the book and the video do a fine job of teaching, and either can be used independently. Together they make a complete program leading to your own performance routine. Highly recommended.

    Review (by Gabi Keast) originally appeared in the May 1999 issue of Kaskade, the European Juggling Magazine. Reprinted with permission of the author and publisher.

     

    The Dice Stacking Book

     

    Anyone who knows Todd Strong also knows that when he gets an idea into his head, he keeps at it until he's discovered everything there is to know about the subject, and has mastered most of the tricks. And even if you don't know him personally, his books on diabolo and devil stick give a pretty good indication of what to expect. Over the past few years, you would never see Todd without a dice shaker and a board under his arm, and whenever he set out the board, he would immediately be surrounded by people curious to see what all the rattling was about. Well, now we all know. His latest book for fans of games involving manual dexterity (e.g. jugglers) is now out. Dice stacking is destined to be the latest craze. The big advantage over juggling: your props fit in your pocket, and no ceiling is too low.

     

    The idea is to build stacks of dice in various patterns, using only the dice shaker - a single stack, two adjacent stacks, a pyramid, and lots more. The hand movement always seems to be the same, but the result is always surprisingly different. Todd explains the techniques step by step, illustrating each stage of the movement with a photo. His descriptions are not only clear and easy to follow, but are also written in an amusing style. So don't miss the chapter on the (seriously researched) history of the game. The book is rounded out by some tips on how to combine dice stacking with juggling and magic, and by some suggestions for dice stacking games.

     

    (in German, auf Deutsch)

     

    Wer Todd Strong kennt, weiß: wenn er sich ein Thema in den Kopf gesetzt hat, ruht er nicht, bis er alles darüber herausgefunden hat und viele Tricks beherrscht. Wer Todd Strongs Bücher über Diabolo und Devil Stick kennt, hat ebenfalls einen Eindruck davon bekommen. So sah man Todd in den letzten Jahren immer mit einem Würfelbecher und einem Brett unter dem Arm herumlaufen, und sobald er stehen blieb, war eine Traube Menschen um ihn, die sehen wollten, was da so rappelt. Jetzt wissen wir es. Sein Buch für die verspielten Geschicklichkeitsfanatiker (wie Jongleure) ist heraus: Dice Stacking ist das neue Hobby. Der Vorteil: die Requisiten passen in die Hosentasche, und diese Jonglage kann auch im niedrigsten Raum ausgeführt werden.

     

    Würfel nur mit Hilfe eines Würfelbechers in die unterschiedlichsten Muster bringen ist das Prinzip: mehrere übereinander gestapelt, zwei Stapel nebeneinander, in Pyramidenform und vieles mehr. Mit anscheinend immer gleicher schneller Handbewegung entstehen die verblüffendsten Muster.

     

    Er beschreibt dies Kunst Schritt für Schritt, wobei jede Bewegung mit einem Foto verdeutlicht wird. Seine Beschreibungen sind nicht nur klar und gut zu verfolgen, sondern auch witzig geschrieben, deshalb sollte man auch das Kapitel über die (ernsthaft recherchierte) Geschichte dieses Speils nicht auslassen. Hinweise über die Verbindung von Dice Stacking und Jonglage bzw. Zauberei und Dice Stacking Spiele runden das Ganze ab.

    Review (by Michael Close) originally appeared in the August 1999 issue of MAGIC. Reprinted with permission of the author and publisher.

     

    The Dice Stacking Book by Todd Strong

     

    Todd Strong is a juggler who has taught at the Die Etage, a performing arts school in Berlin, and the National Circus School of France. A while back I reviewed his excellent dice stacking video. The Dice Stacking Book is a companion volume that provides the would-be dice stacker with a ton of information.

     

    Todd discusses the necessary props, the basic stacking move, stacking variations, aerial moves, decapitating moves, and stacking items other than dice. He is thorough, and his explanations are clear. One very cool aspect of the book is that there are two "flip pictures" located on the bottom corners of each page. Flip the pages of the book in one direction and you see a mini-movie of Todd stacking four dice. Flip the pages the other way and you see him "decapitating" and stacking four dice. This is a clever idea, for it allows you to see the stacking motion in action.

     

    Todd is a juggler, not a magician, so the emphasis is on stacking rather than magic effects (two magical ideas are included). Consequently, you'll need to seek out other sources if you're looking for a magic routine. (Todd includes a bibliography to help you track down more information.) If you've been looking for a book on dice stacking, look no further. The Dice Stacking Book is an excellent resource.

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    Review (by Michael Close) originally appeared in in the September 1998 issue of MAGIC magazine. Reprinted with permission of the author and publisher.

     

    The Dice Stacking Video

     

    Todd Strong is a juggler who has come up with some cool dice stacking moves. These are showcased on The Dice Stacking Video. Todd has an excellent method for learning to stack dice, and he clearly explains this, along with various stacking variations (squares, diamonds, pairs, etc.), aerial stacking techniques, methods for unstacking dice, and techniques for stacking many dice, tiny dice, and things other than dice.

     

    Since Todd does not offer a dice stacking routine, Mike Maxwell demonstrates and explains (with permission) Clarke Crandall's "Dice Stacking Routine." This is a commercial routine which culminates with the appearance of big dice under the dice cup.

     

    If you're a dice stacker, The Dice Stacking Video will give you some new stuff to practice. And if you combine this video with the recently released Jim Zachary video, you'll be well on your way towards being the Dice Stacking Master of the Universe. Recommended.

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    Excerpts of review by Steven Schneiderman on The Magic Portal web site. Reprinted with permission.

     

    review of The Dice Stacking Video

     

    I have been astounded by this feat (dice stacking) for years and Todd explains it all better than any book I have read. He makes it look easier than it is, and it makes me want to buy a dice cup now. Well produced.

     

    review of The Dice Stacking Book

     

    Having recently purchased Todd Strong's Dice Stacking video, I was particularly intrigued when he contacted me out of the clear blue to review his new kit which consists of a wonderfully entertaining book, a plastic dice cup and four "cancelled" regulation casino dice as seen below.

     

    The book is written somewhat tongue in cheek, but it helps makes a rather dry subject very humorous. While the the dice cup supplied in his kit is nothing to write home about, it is perfect for practicing until you are ready for something more classy like one of Mike Rogers' leather beauties. Todd concentrates more on stacking stunts than he does on the gambling presentations or full routines. In fact, he suggests the use of yogurt containers and film canisters for dice cups. So if you are expecting some kind of old-fashioned riverboat gambling expose', you are barking up the wrong alley. Expect to be wowwed by dice stacking feats -- not fancy props. Todd's approach is quite practical -- especially for the novice.

     

    There are some very cool things about this book, not the least of which are two "flipbook" movies. The left and right lower corners of each page contain small still photos of dice stacking in action. When you flip the corners quickly -- a la a rotoscope -- the still photos come to life and show you a brief animated sequence of dice stacking and dice decapitation.

     

    This should prove helpful to those not yet willing to buy the video (which is well worth your money if for no other reason than to watch Todd perform some of the wildest stacking feats in the world).

     

    Todd is admittedly a juggler first and a magician second, so his approach to stacking comes more from entertaining with balancing stunts than it does from how to fool an audience. He presents stacking in an easy to follow way, and his narrative is clear and concise -- his experience teaching is quite evident. He tries to inject high-brow humor throughout the book with reproduced art masterpieces integrated with imges of dice. A little strange, but good for a quick laugh.

     

    Those of you looking for "magic" may want to look to Todd's video more than his book.

     

    If you want to learn stacking basics, Todd's book is a winner. Once you master the stunts, your audience will most likely remember your dice stacking demonstration more than your most complicated card trick.

     

    Dice stacking isn't for everyone. It takes a knack and requires patience. But once you get it -- much like coin rolling, three ball juggling, or second deals -- it is hard to forget. I'm still working on it, but now I am well-armed with books and videos by Todd Strong.

     

    Highly recommended!

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    List of other dice-stacking videos

    A few years ago I was invited to Japan to teach Sakai Masaaki how to stack dice. The resulting video was broadcast on the annual, New Year's day Japanese television show.

     

    Please let me know if you have any dice stacking videos you would like to have linked.

     

    Photo credits: Roger Dollarhide. Many thanks, Roger.

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