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Loved this game as a young kid, but will probably never suggest playing it. It can take a horribly long time as its really hard for anyone to reach the winning conditions. Someone gets within striking distance and then ends up having to draw 20 cards. This cycle goes on for 15 minutes until everyone just wants it to end. I will only play it if one of my kids requests it and can't be convinced of something else. At least its good at teaching them some basic mechanics and general game etiquette.
Basically Crazy Eights but with custom made cards. Rules are slightly different as well. I prefer the regular Crazy Eights over this one, but I'll play along nonetheless.Donated to De Camp on 05-05-2019
Can last too long but I am ok playing a game of UNO with people. If I had the option I'd play other games but it is one of the few games that I played as a kid that I could still play.
I worked in an after school program for 6 year and all the kids ever wanted to play was apples to apples and UNO. Needless to say those are 2 games now that I HATE. UNO is not fun, there is no strategy to what you do in the game, and it always takes so LONG to finish the one game. a game that could easily be a quick filler loses luster because it just can go on for ever. I gave it a 1 because BGG wouldn't let me put lower than that.
There is nothing that a UNO deck offers that a regular deck of cards does not unless you are 5 years old and can't quite grasp Crazy Eights. Actually, my 4 year old daughter plays Crazy Eights just fine.
I loved playing Uno as a child, but in college my friend group invented a variation of the rules we call Slow Uno. The basics are that the game is played with 5 Uno decks and each player starts out with 20 cards. All "plus" cards have their value doubled and cards of the same "plus" value can be stacked. If someone plays a card that you have an exact copy of, you can play it out of turn and skip the people in between you and them. Games take a minimum of an hour or so. We've played one game for 5 hours. A great way to bond with your friends.
(+) Plays quickly, approachable for anyone, cheap (-) Too much "take that", skipped turns, the right card to play is always obvious or not important enough to matter, so many other games do similar things better