Gambling and especially dice were widespread and popular in all levels of society in the Middle Ages. The games were often played for material assets or money, which always brought fraudsters and loaded dice to the fore. Laws and regulations were sometimes passed that clearly defined the nature of dice. For example, the pips of the dice had to be arranged evenly and correctly and the sides of the dice had to be precisely even and of the same length in order to achieve a “fair” result in the throw. From the middle of the 13th century, i.e. from the phase of the Staufer era attempt to found a city on the Glauberg plateau, three cubes made of bone come from our excavations, one of which you can see here. They have neat (circular) pips and are evenly shaped - so no reason to complain!