At Deluxe Backgammon we have a preference for wooden dice because of the natural look and feel. Plastic or acrylic dice just look out of place on a quality wooden backgammon board. Purists would argue that backgammon is a game of probability and that precision dice are required because it ensures the rolls are perfectly random. However, there are ways to ensure that the rolls are fair using wooden dice. You can share the same pair of dice. You can switch dice between games. For the social player, using wooden dice should not be a problem. Wooden dice add a natural charm to a backgammon game.
There is however a problem sourcing good quality, natural-looking wooden dice because most of the online stores seem to stock garishly coloured wooden dice. Salvaging dice from other board games is one way to acquire wooden dice. We have found that the budget card and linen Jaques backgammon sets are a good source for spare wooden dice. Quite often you can get a multi-buy offer from Jaques of London.