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Can you solve the cursed dice riddle? - Dan Finkel

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Ah, spring. As Demeter, Goddess of the Harvest, it’s your favorite season. Humans and animals look to you to balance the bounty of the natural world which, like any self-respecting Goddess, you do with a pair of magical dice. But then, along comes the trickster god Loki, who invades your land and curses your dice. Can you fix the dice and keep the world in perfect harmony? Dan Finkel shows how.

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We assumed that the cursed die contained a 4 on it. What if it didn’t, and the largest number on it was a 3? Would it be possible to solve the riddle in that case?

If you’d like to learn more about Sicherman dice, here’s a great video that explains them, as well as some continuing challenges related to them.

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Meet The Creators

  • Educator Daniel Finkel
  • Director Igor Coric, Artrake Studio
  • Music Cem Misirlioglu
  • Sound Designer Cem Misirlioglu
  • Producer Anna Bechtol, Sazia Afrin
  • Editorial Director Alex Rosenthal

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