Posted by: puloma9 | August 3, 2010

UNO

Uno, pronounced /ˈuːnoʊ/;). It is from the Italian and Spanish word, in English it means ‘one’. UNO is a card game played with a specially printed deck. The game was originally developed in 1971 by Merle Robbins. It is a Mattel product since 1992. The general principles of the game are to put it into the Crazy Eights family of card games.

This is all that I found about the evolution of UNO. It is a pretty common card game with a simple version, enabled for family game. Most of the card games are designed for adults, as they play with the money. It is completely designed for children and adults; therefore they are able to play it in a family environment.

UNO is provided with types of different brand as Barbie, Batman, Coca Cola, Cars, Disney Princess, Fantastic Four, Hanna Montana, Harry Potter, Hello Kitty, High School Musical (1, 2, 3), Hulk, Kung Fu Panda, New York City, Nintendo, Peanuts, Pirates of the Caribbean, Scooby Doo, every season of Shrek, The Simpsons, Speed Racer, Spiderman, Star Trek, Superman, Sydney 2000, Toy Story, X-Men and many others. Some of these themes have different extra cards like Barbie has a friendship card which can be swapped with any player you wish. Batman features a joker card which can be discarding to choose 1 to 3 players to draw 1 to 3 cards. Disney Princess has a dragon card, when it is displayed all players must discard a prince card (regardless of color or number) to kill the dragon before continuing play. Harry Potter’s featured card is to Draw Three (instead of Draw Two) card; other feature is a “howler” wild card, if it is played, the player who uses the card may select another player to say all of their cards aloud; also features an “invisibility” wild card where the player can block any card placed down (such as, a card that forces them to draw cards). There is no skipping turn in Hello Kitty; there is no winning and losing also. Hulk has a feature of Gamma Card which makes a player discard all their cards in their hand and draw the same amount discarded. Nintendo has pictures of various Nintendo characters on each card and has writing in classic 8-bit style. Also contains the Power card; this card can be used as a regular Wild card at any time, but can also be used to block a Draw 2 or Wild Draw 4 card played against the player after which it acts as a regular Wild card.

UNO is also available in monitor games like PlayStation, Xbox, Mobile, Nintendo DS, I phone etc.

UNO is also a popular game in the modern world, although it is not played in many places. Only in USA and Canada it is much popular. However it is spreading rapidly all over.

 

 

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