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Robbery at its finest
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What’s It About?
Like the physical version of the card game, UNO! doesn't have a story. In case you haven't played the game, you're trying to get rid of all your cards by matching their number or color to a previously placed card. Additionally, some cards have magical abilities that reverse the flow of the game or force your competition to take more cards into their fold, making their chance of winning that much harder.
Is It Any Good?
Though this does a good job of recreating the classic card game, it doesn't do a good job of making you feel like you're playing this game with friends or family. For those who've never played the physical version, UNO! is a card game where you have to get rid of all of your cards by matching the number or color of the card that was last tossed onto a pile. You can also get cards that change the color the next player needs, or reverse the direction of who plays a card next. If you still don't have a card that works that round, you have to take one from the pile of stacked, unrevealed cards. There's also a time limit for each person to do something, and a time limit on each game as well, while certain cards can cause the next player to lose their turn or have to draw two cards.
While you play this against other people online, either strangers or friends, and can even play co-op with teams of two, you still don't have the camaraderie of playing this in the same room with other people. That's especially true if the people you usually play UNO! with are lively, talkative folk. This could also (ironically) really use a single-player version, especially for those unfamiliar with the rules. Still, if you're a big fan of this card game, and want to keep playing even after your friends go home, UNO! is an acceptable substitute.
Talk to Your Kids About ...
Families can talk about screen time. Uno! can be a game that keeps you playing for a long time, so how do you give yourself a break after a few sessions?
Considering that you can earn the gold coins and gems needed to play Uno! through matches, does it make sense to spend a lot of money on this game?
- Devices: iPhone, iPad, Android
- Pricing structure: Paid
- Release date: November 30, 2018
- Category: Card Games
- Publisher: Mattel63 Limited
- Version: 1.0.19
- Minimum software requirements: Requires iOS 9.0 or later; Android 4.1 and up
- Last updated: July 26, 2021
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