What Other Card Games Can You Play With UNO?

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By Valerie Becker

Are you tired of playing the same old UNO game over and over again? Do you want to spice up your card game experience? Look no further, as we explore some other exciting card games that you can play with your trusty UNO deck.

1. Crazy Eights

Crazy Eights is a classic card game that is similar to UNO in many ways. To play, deal out five cards to each player and place the remaining cards in a draw pile.

The first player must match either the suit or rank of the top card on the discard pile. If they cannot make a move, they must draw a card from the draw pile until they can make a move. The game continues until one player has emptied their hand.

Rules:

  • Players must match either the suit or rank of the top card on the discard pile.
  • Eights are wild and can be played at any time, allowing players to change the suit.
  • If a player cannot make a move, they must draw from the draw pile.
  • The first player to empty their hand wins.

2. Go Fish

Go Fish is a simple yet fun game that is great for children or casual players. To play, deal out seven cards to each player and place the remaining cards in a draw pile. The first player asks another player if they have any cards of a certain rank (e.g., “Do you have any sevens?”).

If the asked player has any of those cards, they must give them to the asking player and take another turn. If not, they say “Go fish!” and the asking player must draw one card from the draw pile.

Rules:

  • Players must ask for cards of a certain rank.
  • If the asked player has any of those cards, they must give them to the asking player and take another turn.
  • If not, the asking player must draw one card from the draw pile.
  • The game continues until one player has emptied their hand or there are no more cards in the draw pile.

3. War

War is a simple game that can be played with two players. To play, deal out the entire deck of cards evenly between both players. Each player flips over their top card simultaneously, and the player with the higher card takes both cards and adds them to the bottom of their deck.

If both players flip over cards of the same rank (e., two sevens), then they go to war. Both players place three cards face down and then flip over their fourth card simultaneously. The player with the higher fourth card takes all ten cards and adds them to the bottom of their deck.

Rules:

  • Each player flips over their top card simultaneously.
  • The player with the higher card takes both cards and adds them to the bottom of their deck.
  • If both players flip over cards of the same rank, they go to war.
  • Both players place three cards face down and then flip over their fourth card simultaneously.
  • The player with the higher fourth card takes all ten cards and adds them to the bottom of their deck.

In Conclusion

UNO is a versatile deck that can be used to play many different types of games. These three games are just a few examples of the many possibilities. So next time you’re feeling bored with UNO, try out one of these other games for a fresh and exciting experience.