Playing Uno Card Game Online – Worth It?

by Tanya August 11, 2022

I loved playing board games as a child. Not sure we stop having fun when we grow up?!

I seriously can’t think of a better way to spend time with friends than playing games, even as an adult.

Socialising, as a family or a group of friends, can feel awkward if there is nothing to do or talk about. Socializing over activity is a great way to create happy memories because the game (not the pressure to think of conversations) is the focus.

What I also love about the card or board games is how in the moment and mindful you become. There’s nothing better than just playing for the pure pleasure of it.

What is the Uno card game?

Uno is a card game (also known as Uno board game), where players race to empty their hands and catch opposing players with cards left in theirs, which score points.

Players attempt to play a card by matching its colour, number, or word to the topmost card on the discard pile.

The goal of the game is to lay down all your cards first.

You may lay cards that either match the colour (yellow, green, red, or blue) or the number (0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9) of the card in the middle.

If you cannot match either then you are forced to draw another card from the central pile.

The player to get rid of all the cards in their hand scores points for any cards their opponents are left holding.

If you don’t have the physical cards, you can try to play them online. Calculator.org allows you to play against friends remotely or with against the computer, all for free.  Click here to read more about strategies and tips on how to win.

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Important things to know

✨ Pay attention to special cards which force competitors to pick up more cards, and cards which reverse the direction of the playing field. Typically, it makes sense to save your special cards toward the end of the game.

✨ Keep a variety of play options in your hand until you have a few cards remaining. For example, if you had 4 red cards and 1 blue card and the current showing card atop the waste pile allowed you to lay from either color you would choose to lay a red card.

✨ Don’t forget to hit the Uno button before you lay your 2nd last card. It’s important you press the Uno button as soon as you are left with 1 card. If you don’t, you will be dealt 4 more cards.

10 benefits of playing Uno

Most people don’t think about the underlying benefits of the games they play. Uno has many benefits, including:

  1. It helps bond without friends and family without any conversational pressure
  2. It can help to improve your logical thinking and reasoning
  3. It helps improve math skills in kids
  4. It enhances memory
  5. It increases your focus and concentration abilities
  6. It teaches the art of winning and losing gracefully
  7. It teaches the importance of rule-following
  8. It develops flexibility and adaptability in kids
  9. It improves time management skills
  10. It promotes quick decision making

Verdict: Is it worth playing Uno online?

If you don’t have physical cards or people to play it with, playing Uno online is the 2nd best option.

Playing Uno online has all the same benefits for the brain except the social bonding aspect which you can only get through light-hearted laughter and fun commentary when sitting with others in the same room.

One of the biggest advantages of playing Uno online is that you don’t have to rely on others to play it. You can play against the computer whenever you feel like it, which makes it a great activity for all those in-between areas like train, airport or public transport.

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