I was bombing around the Net today and, as per my usual, wound up killing time over at the Geek. I stumbled across a picture of a new portable dice tower by VixenTor (EDIT: the tower I saw is apparently from JP Woodworking - very rad, not that VixenTor’s aren’t equally rad) that was held together by magnets. Fascinated, I browsed their site, browsed some other offerings on the Geek, and decided I had to build a dice tower RIGHT NOW. My son was intrigued as well, so we decided to make it a project. I packed the crew into the van, and we trundled off to Michael’s. All said and done, I spent around $11. $3 for the foam board, $7 for a mix pack of adhesive colored foam, and $1 on felt (at the time, I wasn’t sure if I would use felt or foam — I went with foam); however, after completing the tower, there are plenty of leftover materials — probably enough to make at least two more towers, so we’ll call the cost $3 and… uh… let’s call it $11/3 (mmm… math). The whole project took around three hours (including glue drying, a quick game of Rat-a-tat Cat with my son, and bedtime for my middle daughter). While the finished product isn’t perfect, I’m very proud and it seems to inhibit the normal dice noise caused by say… a game of Memoir ‘44 or a late night solo session of Arkham Horror by, well, by a lot. And it should shine up nicely after a stencil and some spray paint.