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I think that I have a pretty standard version Monopoly, which looks exactly like I see in the Web

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It has two white dice with values 1 to 6 and one red with values 1,2,3 and 3 pictures. I haven't seen any rules that say what to do with this second die.

update Once, I've got to know that this is called at "speed die", I have managed to find a nice picture of it:

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3458/3268918945_c5b179a716_m.jpg

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What are the pictures on it? Kinda sounds like it's just from another game. –  Jefromi Aug 10 '13 at 16:16
    
I see it in google picture search encrypted-tbn3.gstatic.com/… –  Val Aug 10 '13 at 16:54
    
Thanks for clarifying; the image was enough to find the rules. –  Jefromi Aug 10 '13 at 17:08
    
What are the three prictures - given the rules in Jefromi's answer, knowing the specific 3 pictures would allow the rest of us to try it. –  aramis Aug 10 '13 at 17:50
    
Your old pic was better than the new pic –  aramis Aug 10 '13 at 17:50

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It appears you have the Championship Edition (or the Mega Edition or some other recent modified version), which includes a "speed die" (that third die) for speeding up the game, though it's definitely not part of the original game. There are two "bus" faces, and one "Mr. Monopoly" face.

I found these rules on Hasbro's site explaining how it works. The PDF was was reluctant to load for me, so I've quoted them here:

  1. When starting the game, hand out an extra $1,000 to each player (two $500s should work). The game moves fast and you'll need the extra cash to buy and build.

  2. Do not use the Speed Die until you've landed on or passed over GO for the first time. Once you collect that first $200 salary, you'll use the Speed Die for the rest of the game. This means that some players will start using the die before others.

  3. Once you start using the Speed Die, roll it along with the two white dice on your turn. Then do the following depending on what you rolled.

    • 1, 2, or 3: Add this number to the roll of the two white dice. You'll zoom around the board.

    • Bus: This lets you "get off the bus early." Look at the two white dice. You can move the value of one die, the other die, or the sum of both dice. So if you rolled a 1 and a 5, you can move 1 space, 5 spaces, or 6 spaces: it's your choice.

    • Mr. Monopoly: First, move the sum of the two white dice and resolve the space you land on (such as drawing a card, buying the property, paying rent, etc.). Then, one of two things will happen depending on whether or not there is still property in the bank.

      YES, there is property in the bank -- Advance to the NEXT property that the bank still holds and buy it if you wish. If you don't want to buy this property, move to the space anyway and put the property up for auction.

      NO, there are no more properties in the bank -- Advance to the NEXT property on which you will owe another player money.

A few minor details:

  • Only the white dice are used when determining if you rolled doubles. Do not look at the Speed Die.

  • If you roll a three-of-a-kind (all of the dice show the same number), you can move anywhere you want on the board!

  • If you get sent to jail during your move (either by landing on the "Go to Jail" space or by rolling doubles three times in a row) then your turn is over and you do not get to use the Speed Die for that turn.

  • Use the white dice ONLY when rolling to get out of jail.

  • Use the sum of all three dice when determining how much to pay on a utility. Note: The Bus and Mr. Monopoly are valued at 0.

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+1: Wow. You learn something every day. –  ire_and_curses Aug 10 '13 at 17:29
    
Thanks, Wikipedia also has an entry on it, en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Monopoly_%28game%29#Speed_Die. I see now. –  Val Aug 10 '13 at 17:36
    
@ire_and_curses News to me too! I also learned that there is competitive Monopoly, and Hasbro apparently forced them to use the speed die as a marketing thing, because someone was making a documentary! –  Jefromi Aug 10 '13 at 22:12
    
this was in the documentary, Under The Boardwalk, too :) –  warren Aug 14 '13 at 17:23

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