The UNO card game has been a family favorite for generations. Over the years, different versions of the game have emerged. All versions are variants of the same concept: match color or number. There are versions for all tastes.
For example, the UNO Craps that offers the alternative of a shorter game, the UNO Moo Farm that is ideal for preschoolers and the UNO H2O for outdoor play.
UNO Attack is another version that offers you a more dynamic, unpredictable and exciting gameplay. It is designed for two to ten players ages 7 and up.
The game includes a set of 112 cards, a battery-powered pitcher and instructions.
Aim of the game
Be the first player to score 500 points. Points are earned when you are the first player to release all your cards. Then you add up the cards that the other players have in hand.
Description of the letters
Some numbers in this version are different from the regular one.
From 1 to 9: Numbered cards.
Double slap: If you throw this card the next player must double-press the thrower without casting any cards. This letter has a 2X on it.
Discard a color: This card is used to discard all the cards in your hand of the same color. This card has an illustration showing the move.
Reverse: Change the direction of the game. It has arrows in two directions.
Jump: The next player loses his turn. He’s got a zero with a line in the middle.
Multicolored Wild Card: This card is used to change the color that is being played
Attack Wild Card: You can change the color and choose a player to attack. The attacked player must press the pitcher twice. The letter has a 2X in the middle.
Description of the launcher
This game includes an automatic launcher. It operates on 3 C alkaline batteries. The stack of cards to draw is placed inside the pitcher face down. To activate the launcher you must touch the button at the top of the launcher. You will hear a sound as you do so. Not every time the pitcher is pressed, cards come out. Make sure you move the pitcher so that he or she is pointing at the player who is pressing him or her.
Start of the game
Before you start playing, make sure all players know the cards and their meaning. The cards are different from the ones included in the original UNO card game. (See description of the letters). Deal seven cards to each player. Place a card face up that will be the first card in the stack. Place the rest of the cards inside the pitcher.
In your turn you must pair one of your cards with the card in the stack. You can match number, color or type of card. You can also use a special card. If you don’t have any cards to download you must press the pitcher. If no cards come out, your turn ends. If cards are dealt, you must add them to the cards in your hand and finish your turn.
Follow the player to your left, unless the direction of play is changed with the Reverse card.
Numbers 1 to 9: the value of the number
Reverse, Jump and Double Stroke: 20 points
Discard a color: 30 points
Attack Joker or Multicolored Joker: 50 points
If we compare it with the original version it has its advantages and disadvantages.
Among the advantages I can mention: it is more dynamic and unpredictable which makes the game more entertaining and exciting. The disadvantages are that it is a more expensive version than the original one and you will have to invest in batteries. Some players complain that the pitcher drops a lot of cards and the game gets too long, although that wasn’t my experience.
The game is still fun and ideal for family play. Young children enjoy it a lot, especially because of the sound of the pitcher and the cards being thrown. Although it includes some new action cards, the rules are kept simple enough so it’s easy to learn. If you are playing with a large group of people it is a good idea to have a set of additional cards. It is a good alternative to give a different look to the classic game.
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