200 of 213 people found the following review helpful
on May 17, 2011
Just a heads up: if you're looking for the large-format UNO cards you remember, these are not them. The cards here are smallish playing cards, like the old airline playing card decks.
Not a big deal, but we were expecting the bigger cards and that's not what this is. I came back to see if we missed something but this product description neatly avoids saying what size the cards are, and they use the big box and "product size" fields in such a way that other people may also assume these are the large cards.
Just figured I'd let people know.
95 of 101 people found the following review helpful
There isn't much I can say about this game that hasn't already been said. But I will.
This game is labeled for ages 7+. I'll tell you, though, my boys were absolute UNO ADDICTS when they were 4. It's really easy to learn, so they caught on very quickly. For about 6 months, they played this game with my husband every day as soon as they got up in the morning and the minute he got home from work each day. We have taken a deck with us everywhere we've gone incase we've needed something to do to pass time.
We would never be without this game.
Playing with the little kids, we never keep score. We just play that whoever goes out wins.
Works for us.
114 of 131 people found the following review helpful
on November 26, 2003
Mattel's game of Uno has been a fun and entertaining card game for many years. The basic rules for playing Uno are as follows:
1. The deck consists of four suits (red, green, blue and yellow). Each suit contains several sets of cards numbered "0" through "9", as well as the cards "Skip", "Reverse" and "Draw Two".
2. In addition to the cards of the four suits, there are two sets of wild cards: regular "Wild" cards and the dreaded "Wild Draw Four" cards.
3. To begin play, each player begins with a score of zero. The dealer deals each player seven cards and places the remaining cards face down in the center of the playing area as the "draw stack", then turns the first card up and sets it down to create the "discard stack".
4. The goal of the game is for each player to discard as many cards as possible before the other players can. To discard a particular card, it must match the current card at the top of the discard stack either by suit or by number (or "Skip", "Reverse" or "Draw Two"). A "Wild" card can be played at any time to change current suit color. A "Wild Draw Four" card can only be played when the player has no cards matching the current suit color. If the player has no matching cards, he/she must take a new card from the draw stack.
5. When a "Skip" card is played, the next player loses his/her turn. When a "Reverse" card is played, player direction is reversed. When a "Draw Two" card is played, the next player must take two cards from the draw stack and lose his/her turn. When a "Wild Draw Four" card is played, the next player has to take four new cards and loses his/her turn.
6. If a player has only one card remaining, he/she must call out "Uno" to let the other players know. Otherwise, he/she runs the risk of having to take two new cards from the draw stack if another players catcher her/him with only one card.
7. The first player to discard all of his/her cards is the winning player of the hand. The point values of all the remaining cards that the other players have are summed together and become part of the winning player's overall score.
8. The first player to reach 500 points wins the game.
Uno is a fun game that both children and adults can enjoy for hours. Overall, I rate Uno with 5 out of 5 stars and highly recommend it to everyone.
35 of 39 people found the following review helpful
on November 25, 2000
I'm 13, and bought a pack of UNO cards and took them to school the next day. Oops (or maybe I should say YES!) because everyone wanted to play. I must have played ten games every single day so far, and my cards are still in high demand. It is not at all hard to learn, and still a ton of fun. I strongly recommend this game!
12 of 14 people found the following review helpful
on March 22, 2009
We enjoy playing UNO very much. We are on the hunt to find a UNO deck that is just like the ORIGINAL deck. The original deck has the words on the cards spelled out, like: SKIP, REVERSE, DRAW 2, etc., instead of the symbols for the words. We thought we had finally found some through the ad we found on Amazon which said, THE ORIGINAL set. When we got the decks, they were just like the ones we already have and not the original ones UNO looked like with the words. So, if there is anyone out there that knows where we can find the ORIGINAL cards, please let me know.
9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
on November 12, 2003
Uno is one of those classic games that just doesn't grow old. It's appropriate for all age groups, except for the very youngest. It is a game that is easy to keep interesting, because of all the variations on rules. It is also a small game, which means it travels well.
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on March 2, 2011
I'll keep it real simple. When you just got some friends over, get nice and inebriated on your drink of choice, light up a spliff and whip out some UNO. The throwback nostalgia factor will suck folks in! Two hours will pass and many laughs, swears and maybe some money will pass hands.
Ain't nothing wrong with being a grown adult and playing it up. Put your pride aside and get some UNO. You'll be shocked.
14 of 19 people found the following review helpful
on December 15, 2000
Uno is a fast and furious card game that has brought people of all ages together in laughter and sometimes raucous, but acceptable behavior. Play it once, you'll like it, twice, you'll love it, thrice--you'll be screaming "UNO" with the best of them. At get-togethers, we play a lot of new games, yet somehow always return to Uno. We can be quite an aggressive group and strategies abound as you match up your cards to your enemies (um, I mean friends) cards by color, number, or both, be the first one to get down to one card, go out, & then claim victory!
Warning: make sure you call Uno! Card buzzards can't wait to catch your mistake! Laughing...Over the years friends have added little additions to our games. My favorite is a special felt hat adorned with tacky memorabilia, we wear it if we get caught not calling UNO--and pray we can pass the hat muy pronto!
When a game can get families & friends together, encouraging back to basics fun, & make you laugh this much, it will always be numero Uno in my book.
12 of 16 people found the following review helpful
on September 21, 2004
Recently I was re-introduced to the marvelous card game called "Uno". I love this game. My family used to play it all the time. I decided to order a deck. I am disappointed in the size and thinness of the cards. They also do not have the same graphics as the orignial game that I used to play, which is not a big deal but... Card size is small 3.5" X 2.25" compared to the "original" cards which were approx 5" X 7". I did find the original cards on another site and think I will be happier with these!
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
I've always loved Uno because the whole family can play it and it's portable. If you're looking for a game to occupy the kids in the car or on a camping trip, then Uno is definitely for you. Adults and children can enjoy this game. Also recommmend Skip-Bo