How to Choose the Right Leather Dice Cup for Your Gaming Needs?

Posted by The Green Tanners on 2nd May 2023

How to Choose the Right Leather Dice Cup for Your Gaming Needs?

Do you often lose your dice during gameplay? Or collect your dice mid-game that have scattered all over the floor? You might be using leather cups or containers as makeshift dice holders. Dice games can offer endless enjoyment but a dice mishap and loud noise can ruin all the excitement.

To avoid all these frustrating moments, you need a leather dice cup with a ribbed surface to keep your roll random and maintain your sanity during gameplay. Leather ribbed dice cups are attractive, durable, and popular among dice gamers.

In this guide, we’ll share some tips to choose the right leather dice cups with a ribbed surface for your gaming needs. From material and size to design and colors, we'll cover all the intricate details that contribute to elevating your gaming experience.

But first, you must understand the importance of leather ribbed dice cups and why you should buy one.

Why buy leather dice cups?

Leather ribbed dice cups make rolling dice smooth while also reducing the risk of dice falling off the table during gameplay. The ribbed surface keeps the clattering noise to a minimum and provides a random roll to promote a fair gameplay. You can shake your dice in a leather ribbed dice cup without causing any headaches to others.

Leather ribbed dice cups at The Green Tanners have a unique color variety that’s rarely available elsewhere in the market. They’re also embroidered, handcrafted, and bigger than most dice cups.


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In which games do we use dice?

Dice rolling is a common gameplay element in many games including Liar's Dice, Backgammon, Stone Age, Yahtzee, Farkle, Craps, Dungeons and Dragons, and Qwixx. A high-quality leather dice cup can not only enhance the accuracy of your rolls in any gaming setup but also prevent your dice from disappearing.

Choosing the right leather dice cup

When choosing a leather dice cup, consider these important factors to buy the best product.

  • Material quality
  • The quality of the leather plays a significant role in the durability of the dice cup - how it will age, and look over time. Buy dice cups made from genuine cowhide leather because they are durable, and resistant to wear and tear.

  • Size and capacity
  • Consider the size of the dice cup and its capacity to hold the number of dice you need. Some cups are designed for specific games, while others are more versatile. If you're playing with larger dice, you'll need a larger cup.

  • Style and design
  • Leather dice cups come in a variety of designs and styles, from simple and classic to more intricate and decorative. Consider the overall aesthetic of the cup including its color, texture, or any embellishments like stitching, embroidery, or logos.

  •  Interior lining
  • A smooth interior lining muffles the shaking noise that hurts your ears and also disturbs other family members. The lining also prevents the dice from getting scratched or dented upon rolling. Look for a cup with a comfortable grip and a smooth interior padded lining to prevent the dice from getting stuck or jammed.

  • Durability
  • A leather dice cup should be sturdy and able to withstand repeated use without falling apart. Look for a dice cup that’s hand sewed and has reinforced seams and a solid bottom.

  • Price
  • Leather Ribbed dice cups can vary in price depending on the quality of the leather and the level of craftsmanship. They are a bit more expensive than plastic and other cheap dice cups but they last a long time and are worth your money. Still, you must consider your budget.

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    How to identify between cheap dice cups and good quality leather dice cups?

    Normal Leather Dice Cups 

    Ribbed Leather Dice Cups

    Leather dice cups are made in leather 

    These are special leather dice cups made in genuine cowhide leather with a ribbed surface to hold and roll dice.  

    Leather dice cups are durable and resistant to wear and tear

    They’re also durable and handsewed.

    The padded lining makes shaking a lot quieter and rolling out so satisfying

    The ribbed feature allows for a random and accurate dice roll by enabling the dice to bounce and tumble within the cup. 

    Regular leather dice cups are cheaper than ribbed dice cups

    They’re expensive but perfect for those who prefer to buy quality items.

    Leather dice cups are attractive and often comes in various colors 

    Ribbed leather dice cups are available in various sizes, and colors. You’ll find a good range of both plain and embroidered leather dice cups at The Green Tanners. Such decorative embellishment in ribbed dice cups is rare and hard to find elsewhere in the market.

    Some leather dice cups have cushioned interior to save dice from scratches and damage

    Ribbed dice cups have hard rings stitched with leather to prevent the noise upon rolling and offer a firm grip to hold the cup.

    Perfect for all dice games but doesn’t guarantee a fair roll

    Perfect for dice games that involve more than two dice. Such as craps, backgammon, Liar’s dice, etc. The ribbed feature makes the roll unpredictable for the opponent and guarantees a fair roll.

    Our Top Picks for Ribbed Leather Dice Cups

    Cheat-proof your dice rolling games with our collection of leather dice cups. We’ve got a range of ribbed dice cups in so many colors and unique embroidered designs.

    • Leather Backgammon Dice Cups

    Our Backgammon leather dice cups is made with genuine cowhide leather and hand sewed with thick thread to add some aesthetics. It also has a ribbed interior and trip rim and offers a comfortable grip for a satisfying roll. 

    • Liar's Leather Dice Cup 

    Liar's Dice is a strategic game in which 5 dice are used and players make bids based on the roll. This Liar's Dice Cup can keep your rolls fair as it has a ribbed interior which contributes to quiet shaking to deceive the opponent. It also reduces the chances of dice rolling off the table, ensuring your game is always exciting. Available in multiple colors and designs.

    • Deluxe leather dice cup with ribbed walls 

    If you want to play games that involve a maximum of 5 dice, then this deluxe leather dice cup with ribbed walls is the best option. It's 3.6 inches tall and 3.1 inches wide, an ideal size for Yahtzee, Farkle, and Dungeons and Dragons.

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    How To Care For Your Leather Dice Cups To Ensure Their Longevity?

    There are several key steps you can take to help ensure your dice cup lasts for many fun rounds with friends.

    • Clean your leather dice cup using a damp cloth with mild soap or leather cleaner
    • Apply a thin layer of leather conditioning cream every few months using a soft cloth in circular motions
    • Store your dice cups away from direct sunlight and high temperatures
    • Handle your cup gently to avoid premature damage, never leave it in wet areas, and avoid contact with sharp objects like pins/needles

    Final Thoughts

    Dice cups are an essential tool for any tabletop or board games that rely solely on dice rolling. Leather dice cups with a ribbed feature offer superior durability, noise reduction, protection, and aesthetics, making them a worthwhile investment. By choosing the right dice cup, you can roll with confidence and take your gaming experience to the next level.

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