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UNO!

App review by
Paul Semel, Common Sense Media
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Fairly faithful recreation of the classic card game.

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Ease of Play

Game uses simple touch controls but can be tough if you're playing against someone good. 

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Language

Unmoderated chat could expose players to inappropriate content.

Consumerism

Players use in-game currency to play the game, which can either be earned by playing or by watching ads, won by spinning a roulette-like wheel, or by spending real money. Special cards can also be purchased as well. There's also a VIP package that gives you special items and skips the ads. Based on popular card game, which has spawned numerous games and offshooots.

Drinking, Drugs & Smoking

What parents need to know

Parents need to know that UNO! is a virtual version of the classic card game for iOS and Android devices. Players need in-game currency to play, which has to be earned by playing or watching ads, bought with real money, or won by a spin of the wheel, which itself requires a different form of in-game currency. There are also special cards that can be bought, and a VIP package you can buy removes the ads while also giving you special items and stacks of in-game currency. Players can communicate during rounds, but unmoderated chat either by microphone or chat windows could expose players to inappropriate content. Read the developer's privacy policy for details on how your (or your kids') information is collected, used, and shared, and any choices you may have in the matter, and note that privacy policies and terms of service frequently change. 

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Teen, 16 years old Written byRosenna December 6, 2018

Illuminati

I have come to the conclusion that UNO is indeed a satanic game, which caused the downfall of Adam in the Garden of Eden and brought gravity into the world. Re... Continue reading

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?

App details

  • Devices: iPhone, iPad, Android
  • Price: free with microtransactions
  • Pricing structure: Paid
  • Release date: November 30, 2018
  • Category: Card Games
  • Size: 264.50 MB
  • Publisher: Mattel63 Limited
  • Version: 1.0.19
  • Minimum software requirements: Requires iOS 9.0 or later; Android 4.1 and up

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