Uno: adjusting the game to fit all players

Everyone likes a game of Uno. I adjust my version of Uno to the age of the children playing it.

Every player starts the game with 7 cards. None of the other players should see the cards. All the remaining cards are placed in the middle of the table. The first card is placed next to the pile and then the game begins. The first player needs to match this card by color, number or the same symbol. They can also use one of the special cards. When a player has only one card left, he needs to yell Uno! If they forget this, they have to take extra cards. Once a player has no cards remaining, he is the winner of the game.

There are four special cards:
1) all colors card:
With this card you can change the color of the cards.
2) skip a turn card:
When you place this card, the next player has to skip a turn.
3) + cards:
When you place this card, the next player has to take +2, +4 or +6 cards.
4) question mark card:
With this card, you can choose what your next action will be.

Changing the game

Depending on the age of the players, you can change the game:
– You can adjust the amount of numbers you are working with. For younger children, you can work with the numbers they have learned like 1, 2, 3. With older children, you can add extra numbers like 8, 9, 10.
– You can adjust the way you show the numbers. In this card game, I used images in the form that numbers are shown on a dice. You can also use written numbers like 1, 2, 3 or numbers by using squares.

– You can adjust the special cards. For younger players, it’s better not to use all the special cards, because it can be difficult for them to understand. For the older players, you can add extra cards or by using the question mark card you can stimulate them to use their imagination and invent a new card.
– You can also add new elements to the game. For example a card with an assignment with a game of a minute to win it. When they complete the assignment, they can put two cards away. When they don’t they have to take two cards extra.

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