Talk:Uno (card game)

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This game is a copy from Spanish card game "chúpate dos" — Preceding unsigned comment added by Esteban 2015 Fm (talkcontribs) 01:34, 28 March 2015 (UTC)

I Am A Potato[edit]

The "cannot contain current color when playing wild draw four" seems to be part of the official rules. Why is it listed as a variant? Eurleif 02:40, Jan 12, 2004 (UTC)

It would be nice to include the old card design in the table. [User:PrometheusX303|PrometheusX303] 21:15, 30 January 2006 (UTC)

Thanks Nanami Kamimura for the old style pics. They bring back memories.
Can anybody add something about Uno Attack? I've nver played it, but I think it's relevant. PrometheusX303 00:58, 27 February 2006 (UTC)

Does anybody remember the companion game Ono 99? -- Gerkinstock 00:19, 19 March 2006 (UTC)

Does the UK have UNO? --e. 01:22, 24 May 2006 (UTC)

What's a 'naught' card? Is that the zero card? GenkoKitsu 14:27, 18 June 2007 (UTC)

well to to kill two birds with one stone, yes the UK has uno... lol australia and NZ get te UK versions lol (i know coz on my old (1992 or something) UNO card pack i have, they have UK telephone numbers and addresses. and Naught is the original name for zero, zero is really just a borrowing from italian word via french, and naught is an old english word for nothng, but used for the number zero/ 0 Australian Jezza 08:04, 30 June 2007 (UTC)

Nobody addressed the original comment. I don't think that one can say the current color when playing any wild card, but I don't know what the official rules are regarding this. (talk) 04:41, 23 February 2016 (UTC)


If, for example a blue 4 is played and the next player has a red, yellow, and green 4, they may play all of them, but they may only play 4s.

This seems inconsistent with the rules as described. As far as I can tell, you can play any other blue card or a normal Wild card (if you have any) Nil Einne 13:58, 5 June 2006 (UTC)

I removed the line. It conflicted with the rules above it. PrometheusX303 17:27, 5 June 2006 (UTC)

I think the deck contents would be much better illustrated as a table rather than long paragraphs of text (talk) 22:38, 29 September 2010 (UTC)


Near the beginning of the RULES (4th para, I believe) it states, "The game of a person can only be ended by cards 0 to 9." But later, listed as a Common Problem, it says, "When a person throws a draw four at the end of the game (his last card) and the next player throws a draw four on it, the first person does not pick any card his game is over." Now, I've never heard that games must end with a number card, but if it's accurate, the person CAN'T throw a Draw 4 at the end of the game and therefore, this can't be a common problem.

However, if the game is allowed to end with any card and a person throws a Draw 4 to end the game, the game STOPS because the rules also say, "When a player has gone out, the other players count the values of the cards in their hands . . . " That may only be interpereted as, "If a player's last card is a Draw 4, when that card touches the other played cards, all play ceases and the game is over. The next player is neither required to draw 4 cards nor allowed to play his Draw 4.

One last thing. At the very end of the RULES is the statement, "If a 'Skip' card is out on play, the card is followed." What is this supposed to mean? Can anyone explain this a little better? --TR Amnesia — Preceding unsigned comment added by TR Amnesia (talkcontribs) 05:28, 18 February 2013 (UTC)

Draw 2[edit]

I believe there's also a variant where if one person plays a draw 2, the person after them can play a draw 2 and it contines until somebody doesn't have a draw 2 to play.

I've played where a pickup card can be followed by another pickup card, with the pickup becoming cumulative. So for instance, Alice plays blue 2+, Bob plays red 2+, Charlie plays blue 2+, and Daisy, not having any 2+es, has to pick up six. We couldn't mix 2+ and 4+ cards though. Effect on strategy is everyone hoards pickup cards if possible, to use defensively.

I've also played where if you can't play, you must KEEP PICKING UP until you can! Leading to an unfortunate player having to pick up many cards on occasion. (talk) 22:45, 30 March 2008 (UTC)

A few buddies and I all play a similar method of this stacking draw cards; we ad another option though, not only can you stack either a draw 2 or a wild draw 4 without the option of challenge, but we can also play the appropriate color skip or reverse. For instance, if a skip is played on a draw card, that card has to be the correct color and skips that player's draw to the next player. If a reverse is played on a draw card, that card, once again must be the correct color, and reverses the draw to the previous player. We find that this ads another defensive option for play. It makes the games much more interesting. One more rule we always play by is: if a person goes out by laying a draw card, the game does not end untill a person draws those cards. All rules above still apply, so the potential exists for the person who goes out with a draw card to end up having to draw, meaning that the game continues. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 00:46, 3 December 2009 (UTC)

Two Player UNO[edit]

My pack states that it is for 2 to ten players. The page indicates that it's for 3 or more. I will change it unless someone can show a reason why it should not be 2 or more. --Walter Görlitz 05:54, 10 October 2006 (UTC)

It is for 2 or more. The only difference is that Reverse cards act as Skip cards during 2-player matches, and (obviously) after a Draw 2/4 card play resumes with the player who just played that card. Satan's Rubber Duck 23:29, 27 December 2006 (UTC)
Thus the only real difference is in the effect of the Reverse cards? Jdthood (talk) 20:26, 5 June 2016 (UTC)

Link Fixing[edit]

This page is probably a target for links to non-notable sites. Anyway, I removed two redundant links. Check the history for changes. --CCFreak2K 08:00, 7 January 2007 (UTC)

'Despite being developed in America, Uno is officially pronounced exactly the same way as the Italian and Spanish word for "one", uno.'

Can someone clarify this for me? How else would it be pronounced? Like 'you-no'? PolarisSLBM 02:25, 16 February 2007 (UTC)

Exactly like you-no. Check out an original commercial for the game —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 00:13, 18 April 2011 (UTC)

uno spin[edit]

if a player must spin the wheel and lands on discard all but 2 cards but only has 1 card what is the rule i would assume since they have only 1 and are instructed to keep at least 2 they must keep at least that card any comments —The preceding unsigned comment was added by (talk) 02:16, 27 February 2007 (UTC).

I think that this subject would be best addressed in the uno spin article. (talk) 04:41, 23 February 2016 (UTC)

single game record?[edit]

It's not entirely clear what the "single game record" is from reading this article. My instinct says it's a record for the longest recorded game, but the writing of the section is not acceptable. The lack of sources is also a troubling concern. Roehl Sybing 17:48, 18 March 2007 (UTC)

Lose a turn?[edit]

With the inclusion of blank cards in the deck, there is now an ability to make your own cards. Some friends and I have made ones like 'draw 8' 'pick a person to draw 4' 'Get me a drink and draw one' and 'pick a person to loose a turn and draw one'. This last card has drawn some debate over interpretation. Anyone have any thoughts? The situation. It is a 3 handed game going to the left. Say a player in a chair (seat 1) laid the 'pick a person to loose a turn and draw one' and pick the player to his right (seat 3). Now if the player in seat 2 lays a draw two card, should this draw two bypass player 3 since they have lost a turn and player 1 has to draw? Or, should player 2 draw since their 'turn' wasn't happening when the draw 2 was laid?

I contend that the latter interpretation applies. I believe that this game consists of rounds where one player may play or draw and everyone else must sit out. In this case, I think that the draw two was played during player 1's turn and that all consequences of play on this round must be dealt before the next player's turn begins. In this case that would mean that during player 2's turn he would play the draw 2 and the next player would draw. This would complete action on player 1's round and then player two's turn would begin which they would then loose, moving back to player 1. Does this sound right? Any arguments for the other interpretation?


Common Variants[edit]

The "common variants" section is essentially all unattributed, unverified trivia. Although the title makes the claim that the variants are common, there is no assertion of this within the section, and Internet searches fail to come up with any good sources to back up the claim (mainly UNO fan web sites, etc.). So although it looks like a useful collection of information for the UNO player, I don't think it's appropriate for Wikipedia; see WP:NOT and WP:ATTRIBUTE. I decided to be bold here and removed it. --Andrew Robertson 06:33, 9 April 2007 (UTC)

The Rules Are Diffent With Other Versins Of The Game Incled These

New version[edit]

um... i like brought new uno cards (today lol from Big W) and the cards look totally different from the so called new english ones displayed... are those likely now middle english cards or something?Australian Jezza 08:09, 30 June 2007 (UTC)

House rule being mistaken for a real rule?[edit]

I saw this put into the article recently:

A player can place down more than one card if it is the same number/powercard at once. A draw 4 can be played after a draw 4 card is played.

I don't remember this being in the official rules. It sounds like a house rule. Can anyone confirm/deny this, or is this yet more "filth" that comes from the various morons browsing the internet?Manny Cav 00:15, 12 October 2007 (UTC)

I an confirm that this is a house rule, and a poor one at that (though it can be interesting as a going-out strategy). The official rules of Uno (that come with the pack) do not give any circumstances when you may play more than one card on the same turn. Sabin4232 (talk) 07:19, 21 January 2012 (UTC)

"Up your Bucket"[edit]

Sounds like somebody has a game invented at home they wanted to post on any rate, it's not verifiable. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 15:40, 27 December 2007 (UTC)

External Links[edit]

I removed an instance of linkspam from the External links, but there are a lot more that are little more than advertising. In fact, I think all but the first one (linking to the official site) need to be removed. Comments? —BradV 15:30, 28 May 2008 (UTC)

I am adding a question - I am not the orginal author of this chat - what is meant by "to play a card"? It seems to be the basic action in the game but is not defined. Can I assume it means to take that card and whatever allows it to be played and lay it out on the table and thus remove it from your hand, bringing you that many cards closer to winning? Thanks ever so much to the fabulous wikipedia crowd. Ruralwannabe —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 04:03, 23 June 2008 (UTC)

Duke of Cambridge reference[edit]

The Duke of Cambridge, during his recent visit to Los Angeles, was quoted in media as saying he used to play the game a lot. See [1]. There's not really a section for "celebrity endorsements" so I don't know where it might fit. I'll leave it here if someone can figure out what to do with it. (talk) 16:06, 11 July 2011 (UTC)

I'm afraid that would probably be classed as trivia so not sure if it would be appropraite to add. Zarcadia (talk) 16:10, 11 July 2011 (UTC)

Hot Death Uno[edit]

"Hot Death Uno" is currently listed as an Uno theme. Isn't that just a variation of Uno/spin-off game and not an official theme?

Video Games[edit]

what about UNO Undercover? I noticed it's not listed in the video games. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 08:03, 15 January 2012 (UTC)


This article needs serious cleanup a major overhaul. Excessive detail and playing tips must me removed, MOS inconsistencies must be corrected, some things don't make sense (from infobox: "Random chance=easy"?), and the ridiculously excessive lists of all editions of the game should probably be scrapped as well, seeing as though they serve no encyclopedic purpose, even if technically verifiable (the video game list may fall into this category as well). I may go ahead and make some of these major changes myself. Chris the Paleontologist (talkcontribs) 21:35, 17 June 2012 (UTC)

Feel free to delete the uncited information. For example, ==Variations=====Variations===, are do they exist in any reliable sources?Curb Chain (talk) 19:29, 24 June 2012 (UTC)
There needs to be an AfD for the following: Uno Attack, Uno Spin, Uno Stacko, Uno H2O, Uno (handheld game), Uno (video game), Uno Rush, Uno Free Fall
None meet notability for either Board or Video games. I don't have the time at the moment. But you should bear this in mind before deleting any of the links as some are untagged pages. Tetron76 (talk) 23:43, 16 July 2012 (UTC)

RfC on "Theme packs" section[edit]

Should we keep it in the article, remove it, or split it off into List of Uno theme packs? Chris the Paleontologist (talkcontribs) 16:01, 24 June 2012 (UTC)

  • I don't see any references, so I say remove unless there are references some where. Tideflat (talk) 19:57, 26 June 2012 (UTC)
  • Implement tables and columns to condense information. I will put this article cleanup on my own to-do list. --→gab 24dot grab← 20:18, 10 July 2012 (UTC)  Done --→gab 24dot grab← 15:37, 13 July 2012 (UTC)
  • remove may be could leave a short paragraph. The German wikipedia tends to be quite good on games and they have no such section. The article as it stands needs serious work. The main issue, is that wikipedia doesn't have the game from which Uno is lifted. Which I knew by the name take two. I did start on the card games a while back but I suspect this was another David Parlett omission, its not in Hubert Phillips by a recognizable name. However, one thing I found is that it is practically impossible to source dice and card games, they exist purely as an oral tradition. But the variants don't seem notable. What needs to be removed is the 60 foot notes.Tetron76 (talk) 23:26, 16 July 2012 (UTC)

Reverse card with 2 players[edit]

When there are only 2 players, the same player that had played the reverse card can play another card (possibly also a reverse card). GeoffreyT2000 (talk) 23:22, 13 June 2015 (UTC)

Rules for when you can't play a card[edit]

There seems to be different ways of playing the game but there might not be a clear set way of playing. Here's my question: when you can't play a card, do you draw one and can't play it, does it becomes the next person's turn? Or do you have to keep drawing until you can play a card? I'm not sure what is currently written on the article is correct. To complicate matters, [1] lists both rules as being acceptable. What is the correct method? Is what this article has correct? (talk) 04:41, 23 February 2016 (UTC)

Pakistani Uno?[edit]

The Alternative gameplay section mentions a variant of Uno called "Pakistani Uno" but the provided source does not mention it. El Valiente Gaucho (talk) 17:15, 14 December 2016 (UTC)

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