Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Game Night~Uno

UNO is one of the world's most popular family card games, with rules easy enough for kids, but challenges and excitement enough for all ages. My DS loves to play this game and wants to play it every night before heading off to bed. We joke and kid that we are going to win tonight's game over dinner. I pack this game in my bag and take along on trips, near and far, to keep us entertained. This would make a great stocking stuffer for someone in your house.

Here is how to play:

Each player is dealt 7 cards with the remaining ones placed face down to form a "draw" pile. The top card of the draw pile is turned over to begin a "discard" pile. The first player has to match the card in the discard pile either by number, color or word. For example, if the card is a red 7, player must throw down a red card or any color 7. Or the player can throw down a Wild Card. If the player doesn't have anything to match, he must pick a card from the draw pile. If he can play what is drawn, great. Otherwise play moves to the next person. When you have one card left, you must yell "UNO" (meaning one). Failure to do this results in you having to pick two cards from the draw pile. That is, of course if you get caught by the other players. Once a player has no cards left, the hand is over. Points are scored and you start over again.

Number Of Players: 2 to 10
Recommended Ages: 7 and up


Robyn said...

I LOVE UNO! Great game!

Carrie said...

Hi Cynthia,
My family loved to play games like Uno. My copy of the Uno game was ruined with water from the boiler spilled over and all my games were soaked. I have never replaced them. Now we mostly look at DVD's when we get together.

Kim ~ "HomeIsWhereTheHeartIs" said...

My dd and I just love UNO...it's a great game!