If you’re just starting out with Dungeons & Dragons, one of the first questions you’ll probably ask is where to buy the best D&D dice. Thanks to the growing popularity of the game and the many players who collect dice sets like they’re going out of style, a number of companies have stepped into the market. You can now find countless colors, styles, and materials to choose from, whether you’re looking to drop $5 or $100.
I’ve compiled a list of the best D&D dice set companies, so you can spend more time browsing for the perfect set and less time wading through search results. But first, here are a few things to keep in mind as you shop.
FYI: Some of the links in this post are affiliate links, meaning I get a small commission if you use them to make a purchase. While this is nice for me, I have selected the products in this list based on my real opinions and not on kickbacks. Enjoy!
Types of D&D Dice
There are essentially three types of dice available for Dungeons & Dragons: regular, special material, and precision. All three will allow you to play the game just fine—choosing between them is mostly personal preference.
I recommend a 7-piece set of polyresin dice for any new player or DM. The material is inexpensive, you can find loads of colors and styles, and they are easy to find in pretty much any game store.
For more unique D&D dice, some people opt for a set that’s made out of a special material. Some examples include semi-precious stone, metal, wood, and even hops. However, these materials are considerably more expensive than regular polyresin.
The idea behind D&D dice is that the result of each roll is random. But the slightest imperfection inside a die is enough to throw off the balance, skewing the results a tiny bit. Most players don’t notice and don’t mind, but others enjoy the idea of a truly random dice roll. Precision dice are dice that have been machined to guarantee perfect balance, and thus, a perfectly random roll.
Where to Find the Best D&D Dice
I’ve divided this list into two budget categories, so you can find a set you love at the right price. Whether you’re looking for cool D&D dice to just get you through your first adventure, or something more unique to level up your collection, this list has what you want.
Rolling on a Budget
Chessex is probably the most popular D&D dice company, and you can find their sets in most local game stores. In fact, if you want to support your local store (which I always recommend) then purchasing a Chessex set is the way to go. They come in variety of colors to fit every personality.
#2 Dice Envy
Dice Envy offers tons of different dice, including some higher-priced materials like metal and wood—you’ll be able to find a set that matches your style no matter what kind of player you are. A few of my favorites? The confetti-filled dice and Captain America-themed metal dice. And if you’re really looking to build your DnD dice collection, you can sign up for one their monthly subscription boxes for regular shipments of beautiful dice.
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#3 Kraken Dice
Kraken Dice is a California-based company with tons of fun colors and designs to choose from, including layered polyresin, gold foil inlay, and more. If you’re trying to keep costs down, they sell sets of cosmetically flawed or mismatched dice on the cheap—they even send you a certificate of adoption so you can feel good about giving those dice a new home.
#4 Awesome Dice
While I’ve placed Awesome Dice in the budget category, you can find a huge variety of dice on the site, including materials like gemstone or metal. There is, of course, a wide selection of polyresin dice in all colors, and they also offer a monthly dice subscription box if you just can’t get enough.
WizDice offers bags of various dice in bulk, which is great for new DMs who need multiple sets. The bags themselves also feature D&D-themed designs, so you’ll have the perfect vessel for carrying all of your dice around.
Dark Elf Dice offers a wide selection of styles and materials of D&D dice at a discount. You can even find glow-in-the-dark polyresin dice that aren’t too expensive.
Little Dragon Corp. (based in Canada) is another great option if you want to shop a huge selection of styles and colors. Most of their dice are polyresin, and they have a number of cool layered designs.
Q-Workshop is a dice company based in Poland, but they ship their products around the world. Many of their dice sets are themed and feature designs such as Elvish, Dragon, and Runic. They’re perfect for high fantasy gameplay (plus they have sets for other tabletop RPGs like Call of Cuthulu, Pathfinder, and Cyberpunk Red).
Based in the UK, Critit offers really cool animal-themed dice sets. Each set bears (pun intended) an animal symbol instead of 20 on the d20; you can get anything from a phoenix to an octopus. Perfect for you druids out there.
#10 Game Science
The Game Science online store sells dice from all different brands, but the sets from Game Science itself are made with precision edges to guarantee a balanced die. If you want the finest machining without shelling out a bunch of money, these are the best D&D dice sets for you.
Rolling Like a Big Shot
#11 Artisan Dice
You won’t find a stranger collection of dice materials anywhere else than at Artisan Dice, based in Texas. Some of their more unique D&D dice sets are made from gator jawbone, old whiskey barrels, coal, Bethlehem olive wood, and (as I mentioned earlier) hops.