An image of a four sided die.

Four Sided Dice

Four sided dice are in the shape of pyramids with all equal sides. They have three numbers on each side, and the result is read by seeing which number is on the top of the die or what number is on the bottom of the die. This depends on the placement of the numbers. If the numbers are placed where they are all close to the center, the bottom number is what is the result of the roll. If the numbers are in the corners of the triangle sides, the result of the roll is on the top of the die. One of the sides has the numbers one, two and three. Another side will have the numbers one, two and four. The third side will have the numbers one, three and four. The last side will have the numbers two, three and four. Each number is on the dice three times with a total of twelve numbers on the die.

An image of an eight sided die.

Eight Sided Dice

Eight sided dice are in the shape of two pyramids put together. Much like six sided die, they only have one number on each side and the result is read by reading the number on the top. The sides of a eight sided dice are triangles like the four sided dice. They only have one number on each face. Usually eight sided die have the number written, not shown by an amount of dots.

An image of a ten sided die.

Ten Sided Dice

Ten sided dice are shaped much like eight sided dice, but with two more sides. The faces of the die are triangles with curved bottoms. They only have one number on each face. Ten sided dice normally have the tips rounded unlike eight sided dice. The numbers are written, not represented by a number of dots. Since the numbers are written, the numbers six and nine both have to have lines or dots below them to make sure the result is clear. Like most other die, the result is read by looking at the number facing upwards.