The essence of the card game Uno is to discard your hand one card at a time, matching the color or number of the previously played card. In Mattel’s new take on the classic game, Uno all wild, you don’t have to worry about numbers or colors because every card is wild.
Available now for six bucks on Mattel.com, Uno all wild this is a real game, not some sick joke. As with the usual Uno, the players are dealt a hand from a deck of 112 cards. The players then take turns playing cards from their hand until someone has gotten rid of all of their cards. Since all the cards in the deck are wild, there is no need to worry about matching colors or numbers. Everyone should be able to play a card every turn.
While this makes the game much easier and probably faster, cards with special abilities can slow it down. There are skip and double skip cards that cause players to miss a turn, and there are cards turned upside down to change the order of the game. These are not only their Draw 2 cards, but also the target Draw 2 cards, allowing the player to choose which of his opponents should expand his hand. Finally, there is the hand exchange card, which, when played, causes two players to swap their entire hand.
Embarrassed? youtuber Bauer’s Play Corner posted a video guide on how to play.
This Uno? Not really. Uno it’s all about map matching and there is no map matching here. However, there is shouting out the word “Uno!” when you have one card left, which is always fun. This, and what appears to be a fast-paced, thought-less game, is ideal for those who find the difficulty of the card game for children aged seven and over too difficult.