Sophocles claimed the legendary Palamedes invented dice during the siege of Troy. Herodotus was sure dice originated with the Lydians during the reign of King Atys. More recent excavations have found dice in Iran and Scotland, dating from 3100-2400 BC. Whoever you believe, dice are ancient, and this set of brass and titanium dice will last at least that long. The brass set will get a glorious patina over time, while the titanium set can be anodized to bring out a pallet of blues, purples, and golds. Whatever the game, this set of dice is a must.