How to organise & store DND dice

Storing and organising dice

Dice goblins and dragons across the land know the importance of caring for their dice. However, as their collection of tabletop dice grows, so does the challenge of keeping them organised and neatly stored.

In this guide, we'll explore various ways to organise, store, and carry your dice. From creative DIY solutions to dice boxes and everything in between, we’ll inspire you with a range of methods to keep your dice ready for your next gaming session.

How to organise dice

Before embarking on the task of organising your dice, take a moment to consider what your goals are. Do you wish to showcase your dice to your fellow adventurers? Would you like them to be displayed for all to see? Or perhaps you prefer to keep them neatly stowed away, ready for your next gaming session?

Remember, there's no one-size-fits-all approach to dice storage and organisation. You can mix and match these methods based on your preferences and the size of your dice collection.

By set

Organising your dice by set is the most straightforward approach. Keep each complete set, which includes all the dice you'll need for a gaming session, together. This ensures that when you're ready to play, you can grab the entire set without having to search through your collection for individual dice.

Dice are made in lots of different shapes and sizes, so storing them by set is usually the easiest way. Read more about the different sizes of dice in our guide.

By type

Depending on the tabletop games you play, you might require different types of dice at hand. In D&D, there are seven main dice used for various purposes. You can read more about what dice you need for D&D.

Therefore, organising your dice by type can be helpful. You could categorise your collection into d4, d6, d8, d10, d%, d12, d20, and any other exotic dice you might own (such as any one-hundred-sided dice in your collection). This approach enables you to quickly locate the specific die type you need for your next session and gather them.

By material

Another method is to organise your dice by material. There are lots of different materials that dice can be made from, so if you own a variety of dice crafted from different materials such as metal, glass, plastic, wood, or gemstone, you might wish to keep them separate.

This not only prevents potential scratching or damage but also allows you to appreciate the unique qualities of each set based on its material.

For more information, check out our guide on how to store metal dice sets.

By colour

Dice sets come in a dazzling array of colours and patterns. A neatly arranged collection of dice sets not only looks fantastic but also simplifies the process of choosing the perfect set to match your character's theme or mood, or the vibe you’re feeling ahead of your next gaming session.

If you’d like to add some colourful dice to your collection, check out our guide to the most popular colours of dice.

How to store dice

Once you’ve decided on how to organise your dice, you’ll need some methods to store them. There are many ways you could do this, depending on your budget and the aesthetic you desire for your collection.

Dice bags

Dice bags are a simple choice for storing and carrying your dice sets. These pouches come in various sizes, materials, and designs. We offer a range of dice bags to help you keep your dice safe on the go.

Dice storage bags

Above: Our collection of dice bags including our basic dice bag, our Gold dragon dice bag, and our faux leather dice bag.

Dice bags not only provide a stylish way to keep your dice safe but also offer practicality. If you're still uncertain about their benefits, check out our guide that explores what dice bags are and how they’re used.

Crown Royal bag used to store dice

Above: A Crown Royal dice bag.

Another popular storage method among dice dragons and goblins is to use a Crown Royal bag or repurposing a velvet or flannel bag acquired from elsewhere. This can be a cost-effective way to store large collections of dice.

Dice boxes

Dice boxes are robust containers, typically crafted from wood or metal. They offer a protective place to store your dice sets and often feature intricate designs or engravings. Some dice boxes also have a magnetic closure system or a lock to ensure your dice remain secure.

Green sleeping dragon DND dice box

Above: our green dragon dice box.

Our dragon dice boxes serve as a formidable guardian for your dice storage needs. The chromatic dragon slumbering atop the box serves as your protector, and the box itself keeps 2 to 3 dice sets safe and secure.

Dice trays and scrolls

Dice trays are popular among tabletop gamers. They come in a variety of shapes and sizes, whether it’s a square folding dice tray or something more portable.

Hexagonal dice tray

Above: our hexagonal dice trays.

While they might not be the optimal way to store dice, these dice trays fold up and feature poppers, creating an enclosed space to keep your dice secure. In our opinion, having a dice tray is worth it, especially to keep your dice organised during play.

Scroll Of Rolling

Above: our dice scrolls of rolling.

A dice scroll is a more effective way of storing and carrying a dice set between sessions. Much like a pencil case, it features a zipper with a small area to keep your dice secure. During play, you can unfurl the scroll and retrieve your dice, making it not only a portable way to carry dice around but also providing a safe rolling surface.

Dice folders

Dice folders are compact, zippered cases or wallets designed to hold multiple dice sets. They feature thick covers and cut-out holes for individual dice, making them an excellent choice for storing and transporting larger collections at once.

Dice Folder Zip Portfolio

Above: our dice storage folder.

Speaking of lots of dice, do you have enough dice for your D&D adventures? Ensure you’re well-prepared by consulting our guide that answers the age-old question: ‘How many dice should I have for D&D?’.

Dice display ideas

If you want to show off your dice on your gaming table, shelf, or display counter, here are some ideas to kickstart your creativity.

Dragon dice holder

This is a personal favourite of ours, although we might be a tad biased towards metallic dragons.

Silver dragon dice holder

Above: our dragon dice holder.

These fantastic dice holders are robust and fearsome, ensuring your dice remain safe from pesky dice thieves and worshippers of Tiamat.

Dice display shelves

The 3D printing community is always ingenious when it comes to creating simple, cost-effective solutions to many problems. One such solution is their approach to displaying dice.

Dice display shelves

Above: 3D-printable dice display shelves.

There are numerous dice display shelves available in various sizes and designs. Better yet, if you have a 3D printer, you can customise one to suit the needs of your dice collection.

Dice jails

Have some misbehaving dice that you want to punish? Or perhaps ones you'd like to keep separate from the rest, priming them for your next gaming session? These are just a few of the many superstitions that drive some to choose a dice jail to store their dice in.

Above: a dragon dice jail.

There are lots of different designs and materials available, so you can find one that suits your dice display needs.

Carrying dice between gaming sessions

The simplest way to transport dice between gaming sessions is by using a dice bag. For most tabletop games, such as D&D and Warhammer 40k, you only require a few dice sets to play. Therefore, a dice bag will be more than sufficient for keeping and carrying them between sessions.

Upgrade your dice storage today

Ultimately, the best way to store and organise your dice comes down to your personal preferences and style. Whether you prefer crafting something yourself, storing multiple sets in a dice folder, or the simplicity of a dice bag, the choice is yours.

If you're on the lookout for more tabletop accessories or wish to expand your collection, be sure to check out our D&D and tabletop gaming dice sets. There, you'll find a wide range of options to enhance your gaming experience and add a touch of flair to your tabletop adventures. Happy gaming!

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