Product Review: Kraken Dice vs. Dice Envy Subscription Crate

Dear Readers, the “dice goblin” inside of me couldn’t help but to check out the two most popular of the online dice companies: Dice Envy and Kraken Dice.

Kraken Dice

First off, can I just say “Wow!”? Kraken Dice are absolutely gorgeous.

After taking a look at their dice and at my budget, I settled on the Infinite dice.

As you can see, they are gorgeous dice and I look forward to rolling them. They come with a full set of dice, including the extra d6’s, an extra d20, and an extra oversized d20. Overall, that’s not a bad deal for about $25.

Kraken Dice also offers a variety of gem, glass, stone, metal, and wooden dice. They even offer giant, also called goliath, d20s. Depending on the materials and set size (7-piece, 14-piece, or single d20, etc…) is the price range (upwards of over $80+ for glass/stone sets, and $500 for a giant metal d20).

They also offer several other products,. To include dice boxes, play mats, and dice bags, to name a few.

Lastly, they offer something I’ve never considered, when it comes to dice: “raw” dice.

These are dice still on the “tree” straight out of the mold, and with the letters unpainted. This leaves you to clip, sand, polish, and paint your own dice.

Frankly, I’m not sure why anyone would order dice like this, but, you know, to each their own…

Dice Envy

Dice Envy is its own brand of awesome. Yes, you can buy dice in a variety of styles, colors, and materials.

In fact, of the specialty materials, their bifrost (crystal) and their turquoise sets seemed to be amazing.

The turquoise set
The crystal set

Of course, the downside of these sets are that they are extremely fragile, particularly the d4s, due to their pyramid shapes. Their website recommends extreme cautioned and extremely soft rolling surfaces for these dice.

For me, I would likely just keep them in their box for display.

They are also pretty affordable as well, the average set I found was only about $20.

Even the stone and wood sets are, on average, $10 cheaper than Kraken Dice.

But you see, that’s not the best part…

For the rest of you dice goblins out there, they offer a dice subscription set!

They range in price from $15 per month up to over $100 per month, and everything in between. They have differing tears depending on what types of dice you are going to get and how frequently. Additionally, you get a discount for paying for your subscription on a yearly basis or quarterly basis, saving on shipping as well.

Follow the link HERE to get a discount off of your own dice subscription!!

The Verdict

I know that this is usually the time when the reviewer goes about telling you which product you should purchase, but I’m not a normal reviewer, am I?

No. No, I am not.

Why not? Because, like any gamer, it depends on how the dice roll for me. I purchased a set of Kraken Dice last week, and I should receive them this week, and my Dice Envy box should arrive around the 1st of the month. After I get each one, I will do an unboxing (which I will showcase here on The Blog, of course) and give a review on how they performed.

What I will say is that, from an economic stand point, Dice Envy is the most logical choice. If you are willing to spend the extra coin, however, you do get a really nice variety going with Kraken Dice, with some very limited edition sets that may never again be sold.

Until next time, Dear Readers…

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