How to Play UNO

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Watch more How to Play Card Games videos: play this game, all you need are UNO cards and a friend. Follow these instructions for a fun game for all ages.Step 1: Deal 7 cards per player; create a Draw pile with remaining cardsShuffle the deck and deal seven cards, face down, to each player. Stack the remaining cards face down to form a Draw pile.Step 2: Turn up first card in Draw pileTurn over the first card in the Draw pile to create a Discard pile.Step 3: Have the person to your left match the Discard cardHave the person to the dealer's left match some aspect of the Discard pile card -- either the number, color, or symbol. Place this card face up on top of the Discard pile.TipPlay a Wild Card anytime. Tell everyone what color you want the next person to match.Step 4: Draw from the Draw pile if no match is madeDraw one card from the top of the Draw pile if no match can be made with the card on the Discard pile. The drawn card can be played if it matches the Discard pile card.Step 5: Pass to next playerPass the play to the next player after a match is made or a card is drawn from the Draw pile. Continue counterclockwise, matching the number, color, or symbol with the Discard pile or drawing from the Draw pile.Step 6: Shout "Uno!" when you have one card leftShout "Uno!" when you only have one card remaining in your hand. Play until one person is out of cards.TipPenalize anyone who forgets to shout "Uno!" when they have only one card left by having them draw two cards from the Draw pile.Step 7: Add values of cards in opponents' hands for the scoreAdd the values of the cards remaining in everyone else's hands, with number cards counting as face value; Draw Two, Reverse, and Skip cards counting for 20 points; and Wild Cards counting for 50 points.TipShorten the game by playing only one hand, with the person running out of cards first being the winner.Step 8: Continue playing until someone reaches 500 pointsStart a new game, and continue playing until someone reaches 500 points.Did You Know?UNO was created in 1971 by Merle Robbins, a barber in Ohio. He and his family made the first decks of UNO cards on their kitchen table and sold them at his barbershop.