UNO Confirms You’ve Been Playing the Game Wrong Your Entire Life
If you're familiar with UNO, you know how widely contested the rules are.
Whether you believe UNO is one of the best card games ever or you’re just a casual player, you’ve probably gotten into some heated discussions about the rules of the game before. (We sure have!) One of the most widely contested game moves revolves around stacking a UNO Draw 4 card. The brand recently clarified the draw 4 rules in UNO, and let’s just say you’re in for a surprise.
What are the Draw 4 rules in Uno?
First, check out this Tweet UNO posted completely debunking these popular game moves.
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 pic.twitter.com/wOegca4r0h
— UNO (@realUNOgame) May 4, 2019
There you have it folks: You’re not allowed to stack an Uno Draw 4 card. Not even with a Draw 2 card, which is often put down so the next person draws six.
We know what you’re thinking: Can’t I stack another Draw 4 card on top? The answer, unfortunately, is no.
Here’s the correct way to play the game: If someone places down a UNO Draw 4 card, you must draw four and your turn gets skipped. However, once the player is skipped, the next person can stack a Draw 4 or Draw 2 UNO card on it.
Of course, this news is shocking—after all, we’ve been playing the game for decades and skirting the rules since then. But now that UNO has clarified the rule with an official statement, it’s unlikely you’ll be able to get by using the same old tricks.
Keep in mind that these rules specifically apply to the physical UNO game. If you’re playing the mobile version, there are custom rules you must adhere to.
What other rules have you been getting wrong?
Now that you’ve discovered the true rules of the Draw 4 card, you might be curious about what other rules you’ve been getting wrong. UNO also stated 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.
Wondering if you’ve been playing any other games wrong? We get it. Did you know that when playing Monopoly, for instance, you don’t need to complete an entire lap around the board before you can start buying a property?
Or in Scrabble, you’re allowed to completely skip a turn and wait for a more opportune time to use your letters? It’s true!
Next time you’re about to get started playing a game, your best bet is to read the instructions closely—or you could end up missing out on some valuable information.