Cubical Dice Home Posts Cubical Dice Tags dice, astralgi, games Cubical dice, descended from Astralgi or sheeps' knuckle bones, made their way from Sumeria throughout the world. They had arrived in India by the 600s, and China by the 700s. Image Gallery Astralgi (Sheeps €™ Knuckle Bones, used × Astralgi (Sheeps €™ Knuckle Bones, used Culin, Stewart. "Chess and playing cards." Government Printing Office. 1898.