UNO is a traditional card game played with a specially made printed deck. A typical UNO deck consists of 108 cards, including four each of “Wild” and “Wild Draw Four.” It also has 25 each of four different colors (red, blue, green, and yellow). Also, each of the colors has “one zero” and “two each of 1-9,” “Skip,” “Draw Two”, and “Reverse.” The last 3 cards are referred to as the “action cards.”
The card game, which two to ten persons can play, is similar to Switch and Mau-Mau. However, players of the game have some rules that have stirred arguments among them over time, and one such is the UNO Draw 4 card. Interestingly, the brand has recently come out to shed more light on the aforementioned rule, and this has left lovers and players of the game surprised.
UNO clarifies the Draw 4 rule
— UNO (@realUNOgame) May 4, 2019
With a lot of misinformation out there on how to play UNO, it seems most of the players have their own set rules on when it’s good to draw four instead of just two. Knowing how all these different cards work together in the game is essential for you to be a pro.
Thankfully, UNO cleared the air with a tweet concerning the Draw 4 rules in UNO. “If someone puts down a +4 card, you must draw 4, and your turn is skipped. You can’t put down a +2 to make the next person Draw 6. We know you’ve tried it. #UNO.”
What are the Draw 4 Rules in UNO?
The draw 4 rules in UNO are, You must draw 4 cards from the draw pile and miss a turn (the Draw 2 rules apply). If you have more than 10 cards in your hand, you must discard down to 10 before your next turn. Also, if you cannot discard down to 10, then all but two of those cards are played before your next turn. This is called “playing down” instead of playing out as normal with fewer than 10 cards remaining in play at any time during normal play (i.e., after a draw two or wild draw four).
Normal play continues after a draw two or wild draw four unless another such event occurs during that particular round—in which case it’s considered “wild.”If you draw a card the same as one of your cards in play, you must discard both cards and miss your turn.
This is called “playing out” instead of playing down as normal with fewer than 10 cards remaining in play at any time during normal play (i.e., after a draw two or wild draw four). Normal play continues after a draw two or wild draw four unless another such event occurs during that particular round—in which case it’s considered “wild.”
Another UNO game rule you might have been getting wrong
Some people might need to correct their notion on when to play the Draw Two card. This card is played by the player who has two or more cards in their hand. They must then draw two cards from the draw pile and miss their turn.
Also, UNO revealed that you can’t stack a Draw 4 UNO card on a Draw 2 either. The same goes for a Draw 2; you can’t stack another Draw 2 on top of it.