PNP Arcade gave away PNP files for a Desolate Dice Tower as part of their Black Friday sale.
I’ve thought about building a dice tower, and I hadn’t seen one with an arcade theme before. On a whim, I checked to see if papercraft arcade machines were a thing and… suprise (?), they are. Of course I had to investigate this further.
- Jarlaxe’s Pinball Paper Toys
- Alex Aylesbury’s Desktop Arcade Cabinet
- TM520’s Paper Arcade
- Way of the Rodent’s Paperarcade (wayback)
Mini arcades and consoles are in vogue right now, so between kits like the CupCade and the Tiny Arcade (saw a few on clearance at Target and Wal-Mart) there are prebuilt options as well.
Buuut I’m getting distracted, let’s reign it back in. What I’m really after here is a basic dice tower, preferably something cheap to build and sturdy. badgeguy’s Single-Page Dice Tower should do the trick.
I went down a rabbit hole, as usual, and discovered pachinko/plinko-style dice towers. Lots of 3D printer models online, lots of ideas for building with glass/acrylic and dowels. Another build pattern I like is allhailskippy’s Collapsable Dice Tower. It’s a shelf-style rather thank plinko but I really like the compact folding design.