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Be a Better Person, Simply by Rolling the Dice

Introducing the toy that could single-handedly end Deepak Chopra’s career. (Please?)

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The galactically lucrative world of self-help has always had one major weakness: It requires that you read self-help books. For a more enjoyable (and less time-consuming) path to enlightenment look to the Dutch designers Creative Heroes, who’ve turned self-actualization into a dice game.

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Dice for Change is, as the name suggests, a series of dice you roll for tips on good-deed doing. They come in three versions — one for health, another for kindness, and a third for environmental conscientiousness — and each one is done up in absurdly cute icons that represent things like “Give someone a present?; and ?Take the stairs today?; and ?Shower together today.” (Oh, those randy Dutch!)

Think of it as behavior modification therapy without the pricey shrinks and the Deepak Chopra. And, on a more serious note, the die might actually solve one dilemma with doing good: Being overwhelmed with all the ways you could act, and thus doing nothing (or forgetting to do anything at all).

The kindness die:

The wellness die:

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The eco die:

Unfortunately, Dice for Change isn’t available — yet. The designers are looking for production partners. For more information, go here.

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[Images via Dice for Change]

About the author

Suzanne LaBarre is the editor of Co.Design. Previously, she was the online content director of Popular Science and has written for the New York Times, the New York Observer, Newsday, I.D

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