I don't like boring game boards. We use Everyday Math and the games they give us in the student workbook are just boring. Today we played roll the die and the kids loved it! They asked me if they could play everyday (something that is not often said in our classroom with EM).
I decided to fancy it up (our game board). They are going to love it tomorrow now that it is Walskyfied!
I also use the dice in dice to help with that horrible noise of throwing die across the room. Another tip if you don't have those is to use plastic storage ware to hold the die. The gladware or generic tupperware salad dressing size holds a pair of die fabulously! My kids are experts at shake, shake, drop on top to shake and roll dice. It keeps the die contained. I actually bought my little storage containers at the Dollar Tree, here. I love that you can buy in bulk from the dollar tree and have it delivered! How awesome is that! I used to go to 5 different ones to get enough for my class. I think all of us teachers must own stock in that place!