One of the more common questions in the Dice Maniacs Club is “where can I get rainbow dice?” or “what rainbow dice would you recommend?” With pride month upon us, this article takes a look at some of the many rainbow dice options. It’s important to keep in mind that the rainbow styles available are often available across several different retailers. The goal of this article is not to sell you a particular set from a particular store. Instead, this overview should provide you with a lot of options and some brightly colored dice shinies for your viewing pleasure!
There are two stand-out, exclusive rainbow sets among the many rainbow options. First, Kraken has a set of polymer rainbow dice with the Kraken symbol on the 20 face, gold inking for numbers, and a semi-translucent style. Though currently sold out as of this post, they are not planned to be a limited edition and should be back in stock eventually. The dice come in 11-piece sets and are available at krakendice.com
Looking for a metal option? Die Hard Dice is currently offering a metal gemstone line, and a rainbow set (one of each gemstone color) is offered as a mixed set. The gemstone glitter is an exclusive Die Hard Dice creation, and rainbow dice purchases during June support The Trevor Project. The 7-piece set can be found at dieharddice.com along with an expansive rainbow dice selection.
A metal rainbow set that can be found almost anywhere is the “scorched rainbow.” The metal poly looks like an oil slick-style rainbow singed material that has been wildly popular among gamers. The set is typically available with scorched-looking numbers, golden numbering, or white numbering depending on the retailer. Kraken put their own twist on the set by branding the Kraken logo on the 20 face, and Die Hard Dice has a set that’s in the shape of their popular forge line, where the sharp tips of the metal polyhedrals are truncated.
HengDa and other Rainbow Polymer Sets
Beyond the exclusive rainbow sets, there are several rainbow polymer options that can be found at different retailers. HengDa already had a rainbow set – one of the first mass produced – and have since added the translucent rainbow to their ever-expanding lineup.
There is another rainbow option with more of a tie dye feel and slightly brighter tones than HengDa’s sets. This set can be found on sites like wish, aliexpress, amazon, and a few U.S. retailers like 6d6Studio. The set offers a brighter alternative to the HengDa coloring, but with wavier lines between the layers.
An Underrated Option
Amidst the plethora of rainbow dice options sporting sparkle, glitter, metal, icons, and translucence, this little set from Koplow doesn’t get much love. The plain white opaque dice are often overlooked in lieu of more obvious rainbow options, but the subtle styling of inked numbering in different colors makes Koplow’s rainbow dice a unique option.
Recent and Upcoming Kickstarters
C-EL is a recently-delivered Kickstarter by Bescon and designed by the Dice Maniacs Club’s own Hague Nikolayczyk. C-el is a glow-in-the-dark polyhedral project including a rainbow set of dice called Midnight Candy. The kickstarter page can be found here, and the dice are now available to the masses at Amazon by searching for Midnight Candy.
One of the more popular posts ever to grace the DMC group was a recent glimpse at an upcoming Kickstarter for LGBT flag colored dice. The teaser revealed five sets of dice with hearts on the twenty-face. The dice colors represent groups like bisexual, pansexual, and asexual. Hailed by many DMC members as a much-needed representation in gaming dice, the Kickstarter is bound to be a popular KS for the LGBT and its allies. This KS is currently planned for the end of June 2018.
The End of the Rainbow
That concludes the DMC blog’s look at rainbow polyhedral sets. Keep in mind that there are variant options out there like translucent mixed sets, unicorn dice in one of each translucent colors, and many brightly colored homemade ETSY creations. This article serves as a glance at some currently popular options and is not a comprehensive look at every rainbow die ever produced. Whether you’re looking to celebrate pride month or just add some bright colors to your gaming arsenal, rainbow polyhedrals are a trend in gaming that have been a long time coming.