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How do you play Uno?

Anonymous
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I have not played in a long time so can anyone tell me how to play????

Posted by Anonymous on Feb. 14, 2013 at 12:36 PM
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Anonymous
by Anonymous 1 - Original Poster on Feb. 14, 2013 at 12:36 PM

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HistoryNutty
by Ruby Member on Feb. 14, 2013 at 12:38 PM
Man, I don't remember either. I think every player gets seven cards, and you can match colors or numbers and such. It's pretty straight forward. The turns go clockwise, right? That's the only thing I have a hard time remembering.

And when you have one card left, you yell UNO! And if you don't, and someone catches you, you have to draw six, seven or eight cards (we'd always change that rule).
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Sassy762
by CAFE SASSY HBIC on Feb. 14, 2013 at 12:39 PM

How to Play UNO

Edited by Sondra C, Monica, Wikiwhack, Maluniu and 43 others

Play UNO

UNO is a great card game that is fairly easy to learn and gives endless hours of gameplay. If you want to learn the rules of the game, read on but if you just want to play already then start to play

EditSteps

  1. 1
    Use a deck of UNO cards. The standard UNO deck has 108 cards consisting of: four colored "suits" (Blue, Green, Red, and Yellow), Action cards (Draw 2, Reverse, and Skip), Wild cards, and Wild Draw Four cards.

  2. 2
    Choose a dealer by having each player pick one card. The person with the highest number is the dealer. In this instance, Action cards (including Wild and Wild Draw Fourcards) have a value of zero.

  3. 3
    Deal each player seven cards and place the remaining cards face down in the middle of the table. This pile of cards in the middle is known as the draw pile.

  4. 4
    Turn over the top card of the draw pile and place this card next to the draw pile to form the discard pile.

  5. 5
    Take turns beginning with the player to the dealer's left and go clockwise around the table.

  6. 6
    Place one of your cards on the discard pile when it's your turn. Your card must have the same number, color or wording as the top card of the discard pile... unless you have a Wild card, in which case you can choose which color cards will be played.

  7. 7
    Draw a card if you cannot discard. Play the drawn card if you can. If you can't, it's the next person's turn.

  8. 8
    Announce a suit when you place a wild card on the discard pile. You can play a Wild card any time it's your turn and can name any suit you wish.

  9. 9
    Announce a suit when you place a Wild Draw Four card on the discard pile.

    • When you play a Wild Draw Four card, the next player to act must pick up four cards from the draw pile.
  10. 10
    Follow the directions of an Action card that is played on the discard pile by the player preceding you. This may mean that you have to draw two cards, skip a turn or even draw four cards.

  11. 11
    Remember to Say "UNO" when you have one card left in your hand. If you forget to say UNO and another player catches you, you must draw two cards.

  12. 12
    Tally each player's scores at the end of each game. The game is over when one player is completely out of cards. That person gets all the points.

  13. 13
    Here's how to score in UNO:

    • Add the total of all the cards left in each player's hand.
    • Count number cards (0-9) as their numeric value.
    • Count Draw Two, Skip, and Reverse cards as 20 points.
    • Count Wild and Wild Draw Four cards as 50 points.
    • Award all points to the winner of each round.
  14. 14
    Repeat the game until one player scores 500 points.

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EditTips

  • If someone discards their second-to-last card (i.e. has one card left) but fails to say "UNO", and someone else notices this, the player must pick up two cards from the draw pile. If no one speaks up about said player not declaring "UNO", there is no penalty.
  • The yellow cards (Reverse) means that the direction of play is reversed (i.e. clockwise to counter-clockwise).
  • If you feel confident in your UNO skills, you can go on a World Tour against UNO champions around the globe. But beware, their skills are frightening. They can cause even expert players to cower in fear. They are truly a force to be reckoned with.
  • Since the point of the game is to get rid of your cards, a nifty trick is to play doubles in UNO. This is where if you have two cards that are the same color and same number, you can discard both. Just make sure you tell everyone you are playing doubles.
  • Don't have an UNO! deck? That's fine, as you can use a normal deck of cards. Designate the royals as the special cards and play as normal. Or you could play a very similar game, crazy eights.
  • The black cards (Wild) means that a player may choose any color (or stick with a same color) that he/she wishes.
  • In a 2 player game, if someone lays a skip on their last turn (UNO) they must go again and play another number.
  • Although it is possible to play with only two people, it's much more enjoyable if there are three or more players.
  • The black (Wild Draw Four) cards means that a player may choose any color, but the next player must draw four cards and skip his/her turn.
  • Wild Draw Four is the most valuable card ever. You can only play this card at the beginning of your play.
  • The blue cards (Draw Two) means that the next player must draw two cards from the draw pile and skip his/her turn.
  • The green cards (Skip) means that the next player must skip his/her turn.
  • Plan ahead because it is the most important strategy you will use in the game.

EditThings You'll Need

  • A pack of UNO cards or a regular pack of cards.
  • People to play with.


wooly
by Knitting Maniac on Feb. 14, 2013 at 12:39 PM

 Me either . WE used to play every weekend  but that was years ago!

Kmary
by Silver Member on Feb. 14, 2013 at 12:40 PM

Basically you just want to get rid of your cards first.  The one you're discarding has to match the previous one down in either color or number.   That's the quick version, but pretty much sums up the game.  Fun game for little ones....not too much to think about and good for number/color recognition.

spunky946
by Ruby Member on Feb. 14, 2013 at 12:50 PM

Why not google it?  

Anonymous
by Anonymous 1 - Original Poster on Feb. 14, 2013 at 1:29 PM

Ok smarty pants next time YOU have a question or whatever WHY don't you google it instead of posting.

If everyone did this then CM would not exist.

Quoting spunky946:

Why not google it?  


Anonymous
by Anonymous 1 - Original Poster on Feb. 14, 2013 at 1:30 PM

Thanks girls!  :) 

atyou
by on Feb. 14, 2013 at 1:30 PM
I posted this on my fb just the other day.....


"You never really know someone until you play Uni with them and the motherfucker hits you with a draw 4."

Hahaha!
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spunky946
by Ruby Member on Feb. 14, 2013 at 1:31 PM

I usually do google.  I don't ask idiotic questions.  says the anon.

Quoting Anonymous:

Ok smarty pants next time YOU have a question or whatever WHY don't you google it instead of posting.

If everyone did this then CM would not exist.

Quoting spunky946:

Why not google it?  



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