One Card Game For All Ages
- What: Uno card game
- When: 2 years and up
- Why: Fun for all ages, educational, portable
- Where: Amazon
If you need an easy card game to entertain kids and adults alike, try Uno. You probably remember Uno from childhood. Starting with a hand of seven cards, you match the color or number of the card in the deck to a card in your hand. Get rid of all your cards to win the game.
Depending on whose rules you use, when you don’t have a card that matches, you either draw one card, or draw cards until you get a match. You can guess which one lasts longer. If you need to burn some time during a flight delay, opt for the draw cards until you get a match. For smaller hands that can’t handle many cards at a time, drawing one card works just fine and results in less frustration.
The cards now come with different themes, each with their own designs and special cards, including Frozen, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Paw Patrol, Spongebob, Thomas, and Sofia. The sets for younger kids, called My First Uno Card Game, feature larger cards for smaller hands, and have fewer special cards as well as fewer cards in the deck. The bigger text helps them recognize and match numbers. Even if you stick with the classic set, the game works great for young kids learning colors and numbers, while not being so mind-numbingly boring that adults don’t want to play.
If your kids get tired of the regular rules, you can also play a game of memory or Go Fish with the deck, and try to match numbers, colors, or both.