LEARNING ABOUT UNO DICE FOR THE FIRST TIME: UNO DICE is actually three different dice games in one box. The games are best learned in the order: Basic Version, Yacht Version and Coverall Version. Summaries of these games appear below.
To be the first player to score 500 points. Points are scored by ridding yourself of all your dice before your opponents.
Each player draws four dice. Each player on her turn draws, rolls their dice and places one of them in the dice tray. Any dice added to the tray must match by colour, number or letters. The first player to get rid of her dice is the winner.
HOW TO PLAY GAME 1
To have the highest points score after 11 rounds of play.
Each player on her turn rolls five dice. A player may roll some dice up to two more times to score the maximum number of points.
HOW TO PLAY GAME 2
To have the highest point score by matching "chains" of dice all the same colour or all the same kind.
Each player on her turn rolls the dice and places one of them in the dice tray. Any dice added to the tray must match by colour, number or letter. Point scores are recorded as matches are made.
HOW TO PLAY GAME 3
There are 24 dice in a set of Uno dice, one dice tray and a bag to contain these dice. On each of the dice there are six sides labelled from one of four colours, red, green, yellow and blue. The possible markings in these suits are 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 and 9; D2; S; and R. In addition there are two special markings which appear on some dice: W and WD4.
As there are six sides on a die, there are 144 markings on a set of Uno dice. The probabilities of drawing a die with a particular marking and rolling a particular marking on a randomly selected die are given in the following table. The numbers in the table correspond to the number of dice carrying that marking.
Probability of drawing and rolling a marking (multiplied by 1/144) Probability of drawing a die with a marking (multiplied by 1/24) SYMBOL Red Green Yellow Blue Total 0 1 1 1 1 4 1 2 2 3 2 9 2 3 3 2 3 11 3 2 3 3 3 11 4 3 3 3 2 11 5 3 2 3 3 11 6 3 3 2 3 11 7 2 3 3 3 11 8 3 3 3 2 11 9 3 2 3 3 11 D2 3 2 3 3 11 S 3 3 3 2 11 R 3 3 2 3 11 34 33 34 33 W 5 WD4 5 10 144
The Uno dice tray has two three by four halves of 12 spaces, making a total of 24 spaces. It is therefore capable of holding all the dice, although this feature is only made use of in the Coverall Version of the game. The Basic Version uses only one half of the tray (12 spaces) and the Yacht Version does not use the tray at all.
Author and editor: Kade "Archer" Hansson; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Last updated: Thursday 7th January 1999
Game devised by International Games Limited. Uno is a registered trademark of International Games Limited. All rights reserved.
Parts of this text were adapted from the official IGL Uno Dice Rules.