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I remember that these dice went to a specific game that we played growing up. (I was born in '75.) But that is all I can remember!

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  • Which face is replaced by the bug icon? – GendoIkari Jun 4 at 21:12
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    If the die is otherwise standard, it must be either 1 or 6, as 2 pairs with 5, and 3 with 4. 1 pairs with 6 and neither are visible. – David Siegel Jun 5 at 0:07
  • The 1 is replaced. – Jennifer Harding Jun 6 at 1:04
  • You could ask dicecollector.com – link64 Jun 7 at 6:23
  • Thanks! I will. – Jennifer Harding Jun 7 at 10:49
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The dice appear to be from a game called Don't Bug Me, published in 1969/1970 by the Pacific Game Company (of California). Outer box of game

A look inside the box reveals a pair of dice with an identical bug on each die: Box contents, showing dice, score card and betting chips

(Note that many other companies have released unrelated games under the same name too.)

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    YES!!!!!! That’s it!!! I remember now!!!!! Oh my goodness!! Thank you!! Thank you!!! – Jennifer Harding Jun 8 at 0:25
  • And thank all of you for your input!!! 🌟 – Jennifer Harding Jun 8 at 0:25
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The picture of a bug on the dice made me think of the game Beetle (also known as Beetle Drive). It's played by rolling a die, and drawing the relevant part of the beetle according to the number shown on the die. The first to complete their beetle drawing wins.

A comment below mentioned the game Cootie, which appears to be based upon the same idea, but using plastic parts to build a beetle. While the commenter recalls using a spinner, some editions included dice.

Here's one image from BoardGameGeek that has a similar coloured die (but doesn't show the "bug" face: enter image description here

  • I was thinking Cootie when I saw the dice, but then I recalled that game uses a spinner. – Zeiss Ikon Jun 7 at 11:06
  • Beetle sounds familiar. When I look up the game, none of that is at all familiar though. 🤷‍♀️ I do remember it being a game with these 2 dice as a set. I was the oldest of 6 kids, & like a number of other things, not everything survived. 😋 Some how I managed to keep these as I tended to “acquisition” things like dice to keep them safe. (Collected, hoarded, or just keeping some things as mine, - I dunno.) I’ll keep googling. Thx for the ideas!!! – Jennifer Harding Jun 7 at 11:40
  • @JenniferHarding I wouldn't mark the answer as accepted if it's not actually correct... leaving it unaccepted can encourage more people to look at it; and maybe someone else will know. Also, you can try emailing the guy that runs www.dicecollector.com; he's helpful for things like this! – GendoIkari Jun 7 at 13:36
  • Thx. I was “Liking” it. 😋 I think this is my first time having a public posted conversation like this. (Joint a forum I guess🤷‍♀️) I fixed it! – Jennifer Harding Jun 7 at 14:21
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    I did email him, & I found an image on his site of the same dice. His photo is also of a set. But they are marked unknown. He emailed back that he has himself wondered for years. – Jennifer Harding Jun 7 at 14:23

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