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SKIP BO Card Game

by Mattel
389 customer reviews
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  • A fresh new look at the classic, strategic card game that's been a favorite with kids and adults for years
  • Skip-Bo is the ultimate sequencing card game from the makers of UNO
  • Players use skill and strategy to create sequential stacks of cards
  • First player to use all the cards in their stockpile wins
  • Recommended for ages 7 and up
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WARNING:
CHOKING HAZARD -- Small parts. Not for children under 3 yrs.

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Product Description

Skip-Bo a game where each player is dealt a stockpile of cards and then attempts to win by playing all these cards on building piles in numerical sequence 1 through 12

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A member of Mattel's popular family of Uno card games, Skip-Bo resembles speed (or spit) in the same way that Uno takes after crazy eights. Out of a 162-card deck, two to six players are each dealt 20-card "stockpiles"; the first one to deplete their pile wins. Competing either alone or in teams, players draw from a central pile and stack their cards sequentially onto one of four "build" piles (for example, an eight onto a seven, a three onto a two), using plentiful Skip-Bo wild cards to break up static situations. Deceptively simple and ingeniously designed, this classic game offers plenty of strategizing opportunities, or it can just make a nice backdrop to socializing and munching on potato chips. --Paul Hughes

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  • Product Dimensions: 3.9 x 0.9 x 8 inches ; 9.1 ounces
  • Shipping Weight: 4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Domestic Shipping: Item can be shipped within U.S.
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  • Origin: China
  • ASIN: B0000205XI
  • California residents: Click here for Proposition 65 warning.
  • Item model number: 42050
  • Our recommended age: 7 years and up
  • Manufacturer recommended age: 7 - 10 years
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #493 in Toys & Games (See Top 100 in Toys & Games)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (389 customer reviews)
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From the Manufacturer

Build With Skip-Bo!

Get in the competitive spirit with the Skip-Bo card game where players skilfully build their own stacks of sequentially numbered, ascending cards.

Create Stacks

To begin the game, players are dealt the same amount of cards face down into what becomes their personal 'Stock' pile. During play, they draw from a central 'Draw' pile and work towards starting up to four 'Building' piles. Each pile is then built up numerically in sequence, 1 through 12. The first player to deplete their pile wins!

Extra Twists!

A Skip-Bo card is 'wild' and can be played to start a 'Building' pile or as any other number, too. These cards are perfect for breaking up static situations or helping to beat your opponents.

What’s in the box?

Includes 162 cards and instructions.

Strategize!

This game presents numerous opportunities to strategize: the organizing of cards into the discard piles, avoid setting up the next players for good plays, knowing when to play from which option and especially the timing of playing a valuable 'Skip-Bo' wild card.


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50 of 52 people found the following review helpful By Emily on June 18, 2003
Skip-Bo was first introduced to me by my friend at school. We were bored sitting around the band hall, so she pulled out her game and we gathered a group. Ever since then, it has been my very favorite card game. It's been around for ages; my friend's grandmother used to play it. It's certainly stood the test of time. Every day that year during band, we played Skip-Bo in a practice room. If you're easily addicted to games, beware of this one.
Anyone who can hold five cards in their hand and count to twelve can play. The larger the group, the better the game. Another fun aspect is that you can always make it last however long you want. You can deal any amount of cards; if you want to play a quick game before work, deal five. If you've got some time to kill, deal thirty-five. It's all up to you.
However, if you can possibly find an older edition of the game, I would recommend it. The old versions had a sliding tray that made for easy access of the cards, while the newest one is a little trickier to put away. Then again, that can always be solved by putting the cards in a plasic bag or different container, but with 162 cards, it's easy to lose some.
Also, in the deck, they include some blank cards that they tell you to throw away. I've kept them, thinking they could be used as a make-shift card if you lose one, but they're quite annoying to keep track of. You might want to follow the directions in that aspect.
Overall, it's a great game. Very entertaining for all ages. Highly recommended.
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This is a game I play with my kids or alone with my husband - we're all hooked. It's simple and quick to learn, without a lot of gimmicks you find with other prepackaged card games ("no, Mom, the floppit can only go in the quirzy pile when it's a gorpin turn and otherwise you have to pass to the limburger.")

I like SkipBo because the kids often win, not because we're letting them but because they've got a better hand, better luck, better strategies; whatever. You don't have to feel like you're letting them win - it happens naturally. And then they feel naturally smart, or lucky, and gloat for hours. If an adult does win, the kids usually accept that it's fair and square.

About my only complaint with this game is that there are about a thousand cards that come in the deck. Shuffling is no simple matter for me, a small-handed person. I generally separate the deck into two piles, shuffle those, then shuffle them together the best I can. But it's impossible for the kids to do on their own, and makes game setup a little tedious at the very beginning.

Skipbo is flexible in that you can choose to play the full 30-card game (takes a while, so bring a snack and choose a comfy cushion!) or a quicker game with only 15 or even 10 cards. You can play with two players or more, though I recommend using fewer cards with more people because otherwise the game will take forever - not entirely a bad thing!!

Why is it that the low-tech, deceptively simple games and toys are the ones we keep coming back to time and again?

Invest ten bucks in this game or buy someone a set for a birthday present. You'll be thanked many times over in the form of kids asking politely if they can cream you once again... :-)))
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15 of 17 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on January 25, 2002
My grandmother showed me this game years ago! I have gone through two decks of skip-Bo playing cards. (162 cards each deck.) If we are not playing Scrabble; we are playing Skip-Bo. Fun for the whole family!
If your kids know their colors and how to count to 12 they can play. Or, you can teach them to count to 12 using this game.
Skip-Bo is easy and fun to play. Fun to play at parties. Try it!
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on December 8, 1999
This card game is so fun!My daughter received itfor Christmas one year andthe deck is almost wornout. We play all the time.It is wonderful to passthe time and it works wellwith just two players. Since this is a card game,it is easy to transport toparties and such. It willmake a good stocking stuffer or gift for ateenager. Be careful...you might get hooked!
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Barbie Miller on December 3, 2001
We play this game with my youngest daughter (6 yrs old when she started playing it), my grandmother, and all ages in between. And we don't even have to give the young/old breaks, they can beat us middle-agers on their own!!!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Jacqueline Loosbrock on January 9, 2007
My husband and I travel a lot and someone told us about this on one of our last cruises.. We actually watched 2 people playing it as well. So my husband actually remembered the name of this game and got this for me for a Christmas gift. Surprised me!!

We plan on taking it with us on all our trips. We will be able to use it

on cruises, on planes, wherever we may have to play the waiting game. We know its good for 2 people on up!!! It seemed like a fun game!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Perksy on February 24, 2004
I love this game! I first played it in the late 90s, introduced to me, and I love it. I do love Solitaire, but this is a refreshing alternative. I give this game a perfect 10! I recommend this highly!
Teeni-Anne
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8 of 10 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on January 31, 2000
My family all love this game. We can't buy it in the uk so I had to get a friend to buy two packs while on holiday in the states. I gave one of my old packs to her friend and a new one to my daughter-in-law for her 21st birthday, now my daughters pack is wearing out!
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