A lot of the time, digital dice are used as tokens to indicate a player’s turn status, but they’re also used in a few other ways.
For instance, digital tokens are used to indicate what type of turn is happening, as well as to indicate that a player has a “hit” (or “miss”) on his/her roll.
One of the more popular uses of digital dice is in the strategy game, Dominion.
The game features three factions, each of which has its own unique set of unique cards.
The cards are called “stacks,” and they represent different kinds of resources, and can represent different types of play, such as building a base or using an enemy as a resource.
Digital dice are one of the main ways players can represent resource availability, and in Dominion, players have a variety of different “stuffs” to place on their dice, which can be used to represent different resources.
One thing that’s always been interesting to me about digital dice in Dominion is how it’s tied into the “resource” mechanic.
In the game, a player can purchase a “resource card” that will let them place a pile of resources on their game board and roll a resource dice.
The resource card is then used to determine what the next action is going to be.
The more dice that a resource card can roll, the more likely it is that the next turn will happen, as the resource can be taken from any pile of dice.
But, digital cards aren’t just used for resource roll-offs.
Digital tokens are also used to denote what type a player is playing with.
For example, digital cubes are used in Dominion to represent a player who’s in a “favored” position, and are used throughout the game to indicate whether the player is winning or losing the game.
The player with the most cubes wins, and the player with two or more cubes loses.
The same goes for the number of players on the board.
So digital dice could be used as part of an overall strategy game.
As a whole, digital die roll-outs are a pretty common tactic for online strategy games, and it’s a fairly common tactic in tabletop games as well.
As you can see from the screenshot above, a number of digital tokens represent various kinds of resource stacks.
You can see a few more examples of these types of digital cubes and dice on the image below.
And it’s easy to see why digital dice would be a pretty handy tool for online games.