Uno All Wild Is Uno Without All Those Pesky Numbers And Colours

Uno All Wild Is Uno Without All Those Pesky Numbers And Colours
Oops! All Wild. (Photo: Mattel)

The point of the card game Uno is to discard your hand one card at a time by matching the colour or number of the previously played card. In Mattel’s new take on the classic game, Uno All Wild, you need not worry about numbers or colours, because every single card is wild.

Available now for six bucks at Mattel.com, Uno All Wild is a real game and not some sort of sick joke. As with regular Uno, players are dealt a hand from a deck of 112 cards. Players then take turns playing cards from their hand until someone gets rid of all of their cards. Since all the cards in the deck are wild, there’s no need to worry about matching colours or numbers. Everyone should be able to play a card every turn.

All we need now is a Double Reverse.  (Photo: Mattel) All we need now is a Double Reverse. (Photo: Mattel)

While that makes for a much easier and likely faster game, cards with special abilities can slow things down. There are skip and double-skip cards, which cause players to miss a turn, along with reverse cards to change play order. Not only are their “Draw 2” cards, there are targeted “Draw 2” cards as well, allowing the player to choose which of their opponents have to expand their hand. Finally, there is a hand swap card, which when played forces two players to swap their entire hand.

Confused? YouTuber Bower’s Game Corner has posted a video guide on how to play.

Is it Uno? Not really. Uno is all about matching cards, and there is no card matching going on here. There is, however, the shouting of the word “Uno!” when you are down to a single card, which is always fun. That, plus what seems like a fast-paced game that doesn’t require a lot of thought, perfect for those who find the complexities of a card game for ages seven and up too much to handle.

Comments

  • Or and hear me out, you could play regular Uno and say the cards are all wilds, and save yourself buying what seems like a boring version of the game.

    Or alternatively you could play Scissors, Paper, Rock; Dwayne edition. You can only use Rock. If you accidently use Paper or Scissors it counts as Rock.

    • It adds more strategy to the game.

      “…targeted “Draw 2” cards as well, allowing the player to choose which of their opponents have to expand their hand. Finally, there is a hand swap card, which when played forces two players to swap their entire hand.”

      • Targeted Draw 2, that’s always going to be the person with the least cards.

        Swap Hand, Also always the person with the least cards.

        If we’re trying to spice it up a little I would argue we need the ability to play multiple cards or swap a card in your hand for a random card in another players hand. But this would be back on conventional Uno, and could be done by just House ruling it.

        For example you can play all cards of the same colour and number at once. Got three red 2’s you can discard all three at the same time. You also can do this with Draw, Skip and Reverse cards, but you only play the effect once, not once per card played. Because you can’t say Uno it won’t win you the game. I’d also say you can discard consecutive cards of the same colour.

        As for the skip, you can use it to skip somebody or give them one of your cards and you randomly select one of their cards.

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