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Don't forget to call Uno!
Member Name: kirstysian
Advantages: fun game, easy to understand
Sometimes I find that it's the simplest games that can be the most fun. Uno is a card game and is one of those simple yet entertaining games.
**What is Uno?**
As I have just said uno is a card game. There are 108 cards in total. In the deck you have your number cards and your special cards. The aim of the game is to be the first player to get rid of all your cards.
**How the game is played**
The game begins by each player being dealt 7 cards. I like this game as you can have several players in a game, uno recommend having 2-10 players which makes it perfect for when the family come over.
After the cards have been dealt the remaining cards are placed face down on the table, the top card is then turned over to start a new pile.
I will give an example as to how the game is played; if the first card is a yellow 7 the next player will have to put a card of theirs down on top of it which either has the same colour or number e.g. a yellow 9 or a red 7. If they do not have any cards to put down then they have to pick up another card from the pile. They can also put down a special card. Special cards are those with a black background and allow the player to change the colour that is in play so that they can put one of their cards down of their chosen colour.
Getting rid of all your cards may sound easy but there are other cards in play that can be put down which mean you have to pick up more cards. For example there is a plus 2 card and a plus 4.
When you only have 2 cards left and you are ready to place your next card it is vital that you call 'Uno!', if you don't and you have your last card in your hand another player can call you on it so that you have to pick up another 2 cards. It is so frustrating being so close to winning and falling at the last hurdle!
I really enjoy playing uno, it is the perfect balance between logic and just pure luck. If you are really unlucky you might get all rubbish cards to start with and chances are you are not likely to win. However if you can try and plan how you are going to use your cards throughout the game you can turn the whole thing round.
It is a game that is exciting and just that little bit frustrating sometimes, in a fun way though. You might think you are sure to win and then someone puts down a plus 4 card and then it is all to play for again.
One of the things with uno is that you never know how long a game is going to last. It could be literally a couple of minutes or it can go on for much longer it just all depends on the cards! The randomness also means you get a different game and a different experience every time.
**Price and availability**
Uno is available online through a variety of retailers and can easily be found to cost less than £5 with delivery on a number of different sites.
I love this game I think it is a great one to play on a variety of occasions such as long journeys, rainy days or if you are having the family over. I first played this game when I was about 8 years old and understood the rules easily but think perhaps a child who was younger than this would be better playing the game with a parent. Overall a simple but great game.
--also on ciao--
Summary: A simple yet fun card game
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