UNO is perhaps the most loved family card game. However, if you are clueless on how to deal with your card and play it, then this write-up on how to play UNO should be of some help to you.

How To Play UNO

Well, celebrations always call for big family bashes where elders, adults and kids get together, feast together and have a blast together. However, amidst all the fun and furor, there comes a time when the celebrations tend to hit a lull and where none of the members are left with anything much to do. Of course, some prefer to get on with their consoles and zombie raids, while others placidly dig themselves into a book, while the kids and the grandpas are left on their own. Well, you don’t really have to keep them aside when you are having fun. UNO is one family game that can be enjoyed by all, from granddads to kids. The rules of this card game are fairly simple, making it easier for the kids to understand and enjoy the game. All you need is a deck of colorful UNO cards and a basic understanding of the rules, and whoa, you are good to go. If you are intrigued by this fast-paced card game, but haven’t had the luck to play it hitherto, then a basic knowhow on how to play UNO should get you shuffling your cards soon. To know more on this, read on.
Rules For Playing UNO 
  • To play this game, you will need a deck of UNO cards. A UNO deck usually comprises of 108 four colored cards - blue, yellow, red and green. There are three action cards in each color marked as “draw two”, “reverse” and “skip”. Apart from this, there are other special cards like “wild” and “wild draw four”.
  • Before you begin this game, make sure you choose a dealer first. You can select a dealer by asking each player to pick one number card from the deck. The person who gets the card with the highest value is the dealer.
  • Ask the dealer to deal out seven cards each to all the players. Place the deck face down in the center of the table. This is the draw pile of the game. Expose the top card of the deck to form the discard pile.
  • If the top card happens to be one of the special cards like skip, draw two or reverse, it is treated as if the dealer has already played that card. However, in case it is a wild draw four card, the card is returned to the deck and a new card is exposed. The game is usually played clockwise.
  • The player may play a card that either matches the rank or color or both of the top exposed card or may even choose to play a wild or a wild draw four. If the color of the player’s cards doesn’t match with that of the discard pile, he/she must draw a card from the draw pile instead. If the card picked can be played, the player can use the card in the same turn. If not, the turn is shifted to the next player.
  • On the other hand, if the player chooses not to play a playable card from the discard pile, he will have to draw a card from the draw pile. If the card is playable, it can be put down in the same turn, but the player cannot use a card from the hand once he has drawn the card.
  • After a player has played or drawn a card, the turn shifts to the next player. The players can take their turn clockwise, or counter-clockwise when reverse is in effect. Once the draw pile is exhausted, the discard pile can be reshuffled to refill the stock.
  • When a player has only one card left, that player has to yell "Uno" to warn other players. The hand is over when one player has discarded all of his/her cards.
  • After a player is done with his/her cards, the other players in the game can evaluate the values of the cards in their hands. The person to receive the first value point or score 500 points is declared the winner.
UNO is any day a favorite way to spend some fun time with family and friends. This write-up on how to play UNO should help you understand the nuances of the game better.

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