Dice for Monopoly: Complete Guide (2023)

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Dice are an integral part of the classic board game Monopoly. Being a board game, Monopoly game movement happens by rolling dice.

This post provides a comprehensive guide to understanding and using dice in Monopoly so that you can make sure you’re playing the game correctly.

Also, I covered much information about dice in different monopoly versions available and all your need to know.

Dice for Monopoly
Monopoly Dice

Let’s get started!

What dice does Monopoly use?

Monopoly uses regular white dice with six sides and black pips. In several other versions, it used Wooden dice, Red-colored dice and even Black colored dice. 

Is Monopoly played with 1 or 2 dice?

Monopoly is played with a pair of dice. Two dice are cast together to move a player’s piece. If a player rolls a double, that is, both dice show the same number, then he or she gets another chance to roll the dice. 

Monopoly Versions and Dice Used in Them

Monopoly Version Number of Dice Dice Color Basic Rules
Monopoly Speed Die Edition Three(2 Regular Dice and One Speed Die) One Red(Speed Die), Two White 1. In case any number on the Regular Dice and 1,2 or 3 in the Speed Die:
The count on the speed die adds to the total count of the other two rolled dice.
For E.g: If you roll 4 and 5 on regular and 2 on Speed Die, your count would be : (4+5+2)=11.
2. In case you Roll Mr. Monopoly on the Speed Die:
If you roll Mr Monopoly you need to move to the next unowned property on the board and buy or auction it.
If all the properties are owned, you must move to the next owed but unmortgaged property and pay the appropriate rent. However, if all the properties are purchased, and all the properties are mortgaged, then nothing happens. you will move according to the total of the two white dice.
3. If you Roll Bus on Speed Die
In this case, you can move the count of any one of the white dice or the sum of both.
For e.g.: If you roll 3 and 4 on two white dice, and a Bus on Speed Die, then you can move either 3 spaces, 4 spaces, or even 7 spaces on the board.
Monopoly Junior Edition One Roll the die and move your token exactly that many spaces clockwise around the board.
Monopoly Rivals Edition One Roll the die and move your token exactly that many spaces clockwise around the board.
Monopoly Empire Edition Two One shot in one of these dice shows a pair of hands shaking. It is called the sneaky swapper. If you roll this in your turn, you can do a sneaky swap by switching your last passport stand with any other player. If you do so you cannot move that turn. If you don’t want to do a sneaky swap, you can move as per the number shown on the other die.  
Monopoly Here & Now Edition Two Black The same sneaky swap rules apply
Monopoly Classic Edition Two  White Roll both the dice and add up the numbers that appear. You must move clockwise that many numbers around the board. 
Monopoly Deluxe Edition Two Light Brown Wooden You need to add the number on these two dice after rolling them. Then move the steps as per the sum of the count.
For e.g: If you rolled 4 and 6 on each of the two dice, then you can move 10 spaces ahead on the Monopoly Board.

Monopoly Speed Die and Use of it

Monopoly speed die is meant to speed up the game. It is rolled along with other dice. Instsndard monopoly game, a player can roll the speed die once he or she has passed Go at least once. Contrarily, in the Mega Edition, the speed die can be used from the start. 

The speed die looks like an ordinary die. However, the color may be different. It has six faces. Three faces show numbers one through three, two faces have Mr. Monopoly’s face, and one has a bus. 

If a player rolls a number, that number gets added to the total of the white dice. 

If the player rolls Mr. Monopoly, then they can move according to the total of the white dice. But before the player can roll again, they need to move to the next unowned property on the board and buy or auction it.

If all the properties are owned, the player must move to the next owed but unmortgaged property and pay the appropriate rent.

However, if all the properties are purchased, and all the properties are mortgaged, then nothing happens. The player will move according to the total of the two white dice. 

If the player rolls the bus the actions depend on the version of the game. In standard Monopoly, the player who rolled the bus is given these choices:

  • Move one of the individual numbers rolled on the white dice or
  • They can decide to move according to the total of the both dice

For example, if a player has rolled three, six, and a bus, he or she can choose to move one space, six spaces, or nine spaces. 

In the Mega edition, the rules are a bit different. The player rolling a bus can move according to the total number of white dice.

But before his or her next turn, the player must choose one of the two options. First, they can draw a Bus Ticket card and save it to use later.

Alternatively, they can go to the next Chance or Community Chest space clockwise from their position and adhere to the instructions on the top card of the deck. If no bus ticket remains, the latter action will be taken by default.

Can you play Monopoly without dice?

Monopoly would not be what it is without dice. It is the primary tool that decides how and where the player will move. 

What size dice are in Monopoly?

The dice in Monopoly are cube-shaped. They measure 16mm (5/8 inches) across. The speed die is slightly larger. 

What are Monopoly dice made of?

In Monopoly games, the dice are made of IFC-certified woods produced from well-managed forests. 

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