Founded in 1987, Chessex makes and sells games and gaming accessories, such as dice, paints, counters and many other products. They also sell mats for gaming, dice bags, storage boxes and a wide variety of products useful to board, card, strategy and role-playing gamers. One of their most impressive features is the huge array of dice of every shape, color, pattern and style. They have opaque, speckled, marble, frosted, rainbow, translucent, glow in the dark, as well as blank dice and dice designed for specific games. Their square and hex dry erase mats are also used by many for D&D tactical combat as well as for other games.