Fine 5 Top Tips for Winning at UNO Card Games

This is a summary of the standard rules of the Uno card game. If you are looking for a replacement set of instructions, an official English or Spanish set can be printed directly from Mattel’s website. If you are looking for the rules for a Special Wild card that is unique to each deck of Uno cards, you might find it on the ever-growing Unique Wild Card Rules page. Once you are familiar with the basic, old-school rules of Uno, check out our Uno Gameplay Variations to shake things up.

UNO card game is a great card game that involves using a specialized deck. There are some great ways to increase your chances of winning at it.

5 Tips for Winning at UNO

1. Save Your Draw Cards.

A lot of people like to put draw cards down early, and why wouldn’t they it makes them appear to be in control, but once they use it, it is over. Now the two reasons I like to save draw 2 cards are.

  1. When someone else uses a draw 2 card on you, you can put a draw 2 card on top of that and make the next person draw 4 instead of having to draw 2 cards.
  2. When someone has UNO you want to have some draw cards to stop them from winning the game.

2. Save Wild Cards

The same thing goes for wild cards; don’t use them unless you actually need to. Remember you can always put down a wild card, but you might not have another chance to put down your blue 4.

3. Make others with UNO draw

Even though it is a really good thing to save your draw cards for later you don’t want others to win the game. When someone is about to win stop them by making them draw 2 cards or something.

4. Watch Other Players

If the color is blue and you have 2 blues 2 reds and a wild, but someone else keeps trying to change it to blue it is OK to use your wild and change it to red and play your red cards because that person will probably try to change it back to blue.

5. Be Creative and Plan Ahead

Be creative when planning. If someone two turns after you is on UNO and you know the person directly after you has a draw 2 try to put down a draw two yourself. That would make the next person put down their draw two and force the person with UNO to draw 4.

How To Play Uno

Play Online Card Games begins with the person left of the dealer and continues in a clockwise direction. If the card flipped over to form the discard pile is an Action Card, that action is applied to the first player (i.e. skipped turn for a skip card, choose the color of play for a Wild card, etc.). If the first card is a Wild Draw 4 card, it is returned to the deck and another card is flipped over.

On a player’s turn, the player may play a card from their hand to the discard pile if the card either matches the color or the symbol of the card on top of the discard pile (i.e. a red card on a red card; a skip card on a skip card, etc.).

If a player cannot play a card or chooses not to play a card, she must draw a card from the draw pile. If that card is playable, the player may play that card immediately, but may not play any other card in their hand. If the draw pile is depleted, the discard pile (except the top card) is shuffled and becomes the new draw pile.

When a player plays their second to last card, he must yell “Uno” to indicate that he only has one card left. If he forgets to yell “Uno” and is caught before the next player begins their turn, he must draw two cards from the draw pile.

When a player plays their last card, the round is over. If the last card is a Draw 2 card or a Wild Draw 4 card, the next player still draws the corresponding number of cards.