Uno

Uno

The game has 108 cards in four colors (blue, green, yellow, red). Each color has one 0, two 1 through 9 and two Skip, Draw two, Reverse, four of wild and Wild draw four.
Every player receives 7 cards and the top card of the deck is flipped over and set aside. The players lay a card matching the discard in color, number or symbol, a Wild card or a Wild draw four card. If he has no possible card, he must draw another card from the deck and play it if possible.

Action cards:
Skip- next player misses a turn
Draw two- next player draws two cards
Reverse – switches directions of play (clockwise to counterclockwise, or vice versa)
Wild – player decides next color
Wild draw four – player decides next color and next player draws four cards; may be played only if the player has no matching color among his cards.

After one player remains with only one card he must yell “Uno!”. If not, he must draw two cards as penalty when he is caught by the other players. If not, he suffers no penalty.
Another penalty regards the wild draw four card. If the person who plays the card, hasn’t a matching color and is challenged by other player, he must show their hand to the player to demonstrate the truth. Then the challenger draws six cards. If the player had a matching color card, he draws six cards.

Wild and Wild draw four count 50 points, all action cards count 20 points and number cards count their value. The first to get rid of all cards wins the game and scores points for the cards held by the other players. The first one to reach 500 points wins the whole game.

Info

  • Original title: Uno
  • Creator: Merle Robbins
  • Place of creation: USA
  • Date of creation: 1971
  • Type of game: Card game
  • Players: 2-10
  • Age: 7+
Uno set

Author

Alexandra Potroghir (B.A., Modern Applied Languages, English/German) is an avid reader and, at the same time, an aspirant writer. She thinks that is really hard to write really good fantasy stories after Tolkien set such high standards for this genre. And yet this thing does not impede her from working hard to improve her style.

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