> Both are electronic versions of classic board games with no screens, just a lot of > colored lamps and LEDs. They also roll physical dice for each move, which will have > to be loosely simulated somehow. Mann, oh-Mann also reads out the result of each toss > out loud in German, and that seems to be coming from some controller board that isn't > documented at all, let alone dumped. >
there are some UK fruit machines with similar features.
in reality the games typically just read a value back from whatever the hardware is and use that, they're used to give the illusion of real luck, even if it's actually things after the dice roll that really decide if you win or lose.
others do the same with balls and holes (like Pachinko) in a similar way to present a 'random number'