# Why are dots on dice called pips?

## Why are dots on dice called pips?

The word "pip" commonly means a "spot" or a "speck", and perhaps that's why a domino's spots are called "pips". Within the context of the game of dominoes, the word "pip" refers to the dots on either end of a domino tile. A domino represents the roll of two dice, and is rectangular with a line down the center.

**How many pips are on a dice?**

Originally Answered: How many dots are on a dice? 21 pips on a six sided die.

**Where do the dots go on a dice?**

All the dots are painted on a die so that the sum of the numbers on two opposite faces always equals seven. Paint two dots on one of the faces between the single-dot side and the six-dot side. These two dots should be placed with one in the top-left corner of the face and the other in the bottom-right corner.

### How many dots are on a 6 sided dice?

21 dotsAnswer: A standard six-sided die has 1 dot, plus 2 dots, plus 3 dots, plus 4 dots, plus 5 dots,plus 6 dots. Thus, it would have 21 dots total. A die has 6 sides since it's a cube.