For those who want to maximize the fun factor in uno(I mean, who doesn’t!) here are some quick tips.
UNO FUN TIP No.1 — GET A STURDY TABLE
You might not think this by reading the rules, but this game can get pretty violent (especially if you have some (over)enthusiastic players). When people start cutting in, the table will suffer. So think ahead and get a nice sturdy, strong table, otherwise your UNO evening might come to a premature end.
UNO FUN TIP No.2 — SNACKS AND DRINKS
For any fun evening or afternoon with friends or family you will need drinks and snacks. So think ahead and be ready and always tailor the grub to fit the people you are hosting. At this point I would also urge you to take Tip No.1 even more seriously if you’ll be serving alcoholic drinks:)
UNO FUN TIP No.3 — ALWAYS KEEP SCORE
Playing round for round is fun, but if you want to take it to another level, keep score. That way players will get involved even more and it also gives the game some more depth. Another fun consequence of score keeping is also that players will be ganging up on a certain player at some point because of his score and it makes for a really fun game dynamic.
UNO FUN TIP No.4 — TURN OFF THE TV
By turn off the TV I don’t mean only the television, I mean that you should put away any other annoying distractions that would turn the focus away from the game itself.
UNO FUN TIP No.5 — PRIZES OR PENALTY STUNTS
It’s always more fun to play if you are actually playing for something. You could set up some small prize for the winner of the evening/afternoon or go the really fun way and set a certain penalty stunt for the absolute last player(or you could do both). But remember, keep it in good taste. The penalty stunt shouldn’t be anything soooo bad that it will make the loser feel completly horrible, but rather something that everyone will have fun with.
UNO FUN TIP No.6 — INVENT YOUR OWN CARDS!
Yep, do exactly that, invent your own cards (you can use cards from a separate UNO deck or actually make them yourself) and assign them a special action. An example would be a Last one to drink draws card (although maybe not a good idea without plastic glasses).
UNO FUN TIP No.6 — TRY SOME OTHER FUN UNO GAMES