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Here it is, Taylor Mali's Metaphor Dice: "The writing tool that plays like a game."

A metaphor is a way of speaking in code, a way of saying “This is that… until I say different.” Or rather, it’s a mathematical equation that says “Let x = y times z.” For example, “Let my father be a broken window. Let my mother be a treasure map.” No one hears these things and expects them to be literally true. Rather they are true figuratively in a way that might be enlightening to explore in a line or two.

Unlike physical Metaphor Dice, which use six-sided dice, this app uses dice with an infinitely expandable number of sides. 

The words on the red dice are the CONCEPTS, the white dice are the ADJECTIVES, and the blue dice are OBJECTS. When you find a metaphor you like, add a line or two, then save or post the image of your poem.

See more ways to play at MetaphorDice.com

What’s New

Version 2.0

Better looking dice, landscape mode for rolling only, minor bug fixes, and the addition of Jumpstart, a button that cycles through 12 different ways you COULD start exploring each metaphor. Use for inspiration or start fresh!


Metaphor Dice LLC
48.7 MB

Requires iOS 12.1 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.



Age Rating
Infrequent/Mild Mature/Suggestive Themes
Infrequent/Mild Profanity or Crude Humour
USD 2.49


  • Family Sharing

    Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.

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