Uno: Super Mario
Overall Rating: 8/10
GLAM Age Range: 6-Adult
Number of Players: 2-10
Playing Time: 20 min
Available At: Amazon.com
Quick Take: Everyone should know how to play Uno. I love that they have fun versions of this game, although my children get very distracted by the pictures on the cards and if you play with kids under the age of 7 they may want to gather cards instead of get rid of them. Which is very cute and we just go with it when we play. But every house should have a copy of Uno, it's great for family game nights and the general game concept is great for providing fundamental skills for playing more complex card games.
How to Play: Get rid of your cards first. On your turn you must either match the color or the number of the card on the top of the discard pile. You also have some action cards like Draw 2, Reverse, or Wild Cards. If you can't play, you must draw a card on your turn. When you get down to one card left you must say "Uno" or if someone catches you and says Uno before you do you must draw two more cards. If you're the first to play your final card and get rid of your hand you are the winner!
Variations: The eternal questions: Do you draw until you get a card that you can play? Do you only draw one but then your turn is over even if you can play the card? How rigorously do you enforce the Uno rule that if you forget to say Uno when you have one card left you have to draw two cards. Also, this particular version provides you with a couple customizable cards so you can create your own rules. Fun!
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