If You Like Uno, You Might Like...

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Uno is a ridiculously popular card game. First arriving on the scene in 1971, Uno has done so well that there have been over 150 different versions or variations that have been released in its 45+ year run including such gems as Uno: Glee , Uno: Texas, and of course who can forget the classic Uno: Brett Favre NFL Greatest Player Edition.

You would be hard pressed to find someone who have never played Uno at some point in their life and there are many reasons why people enjoy it so much. Some people just love screwing over their friends skipping over them turn after turn, others enjoy managing their hand and always playing the right card at the right time, while some just like that Uno is a quick and simple card game. However if you are getting tired of Uno and are looking for something new here are some suggestions to try out.

If you like screwing over your friends...

Then you might like Thieves!, where you are trying to escape after a heist with as much loot as you can carry. However the police are closing in and the treasures you are escaping with are slowing you down. So when you find loot you have to decide, do you take it to score big or do you give it to another player to slow them down. When the police finally arrive whoever has the most loot will lose it all, but when you manage to get away only the player with the most loot will win.

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If you like playing the right card at the right time…

Then you might like Hanabi, a cooperative card game with a twist, you are able to see everyone's hand of cards except your own. You will have several sets of cards all different colors that need to be played in numerical order from lowest to highest and each turn you can either play a card or give someone else a hint about what cards they are holding. When you give a hint it needs to be about their whole hand so you can either tell them which cards are blue or which cards have a value of 3, but you cannot point to a card and say this is a blue 3. Only when you play a card do you get to see what it is. Be careful when you are playing cards however, you only have so many chances before it's game over!

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If you just like a quick and simple game…

Then you might like Love Letter, a incredibly simple card game consisting of only 16 cards. Each turn you simply draw a card and play a card. The goal is to either be the last person left in the round or have the highest value card at the end of a round. Simple to teach, fast to play, and so small you can take it with you anywhere. Love Letter is one of the simplest games you can find that will make you want to always play just one more game.

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