Cards and Dealing
A complete set of OONO Cards (108 cards) is used in the game, divided as follows:
Number cards: The game contains number cards (0-9) in different colors: red, yellow, blue, green.
Action Cards: These cards differ in color and the action to use them, as follows:
1- Reverse card: with this card the player can change the course of the game from left to right or vice versa.
2- Draw 2 card: The player can use this card to force the next player to draw two cards from the deck. If the next player has a Draw 2 card in their hand, they can either play it to force the following player to draw four cards or draw two cards from the deck and skip their turn. If the player does not have a Draw 2 card in their hand, they must draw two cards from the deck and skip their turn.Note: If the game is played with only two players and the first player plays a Draw 2 card, the second player has two Draw 2 cards and two Draw 4 cards in their hand. They can either play one of the cards (Draw 2 or Draw 4) to force the following player to draw four or eight cards, or draw two cards from the deck and skip their turn. The turn is then passed to the next player.
3- Skip card: The player can use this card to skip the next player's turn and move the turn to the player after them. If the game is played with only two players, the other player's turn is skipped, and the turn returns to the player who played the Skip card.
4- Draw 4 card: The player can use this card to choose the color that the next player will play and force them to draw four cards from the deck. If the next player has a Draw 4 card in their hand, they can either play it to force the following player to draw eight cards or draw four cards from the deck and skip their turn. If the player does not have a Draw 4 card in their hand, they must draw four cards from the deck and skip their turn.Note: A player can play a Draw 4 card on top of a Draw 2 card, but not vice versa.
5- Wild Card: The player can choose the color that the next player will play.
Finally, regarding the cards dealing in OONO, the dealer is chosen randomly, he/she deals 7 cards to each player with the rest of the cards placed upside down to the left of the board, and it is called (the pile of cards). Afterwards, he/she places the last card flipped over in the middle of the board to start (the discard pile/ Fire pile), if the first card exposed in the discard pile is a wild card or a draw four card, here it must be returned to the pile of cards and another card is drawn.
How to play
The player to the dealer’s left begins to play by laying a card face-up on top of the discard pile, provided that this card corresponds to the last card in the discard pile according to one of the two conditions:
- The same color of any value.
- The same value of any color.
The game proceeds clockwise around the table, and when/if one of the players does not have any suitable card to play, he/she must draw from the pile of cards.
It is a word that the player says if there are two cards left in their hand and he/she will play one of them and place it in the discard pile. Here he/she must say the word “UNO” to warn the other players before playing their next to the last card. If the player failed to do so he/she will be punished by drawing two cards and this is what we called the UNO challenge.
The player who finishes their cards first is considered the winner of the round and gets 0 points. Then the total number of cards remaining in the hands of each other player is counted and scored, the lower the score the higher the player is ranked at the end of the round.
Points are calculated in the OONO game as follows:
- Number cards = the value of the card itself.
- Draw two = 20 points.
- Skip card = 20 points.
- Reverse card = 20 points.
- Wild Card = 50 points.
- Draw four = 50 points.