What It Is
The UNO Dice Game plays like the original card version of UNO—matching colors and numbers—but with dice. The object is to get rid of all your dice and be the player that reaches 200 points first. To begin the game, each player takes five dice. This leaves one die that will be used to start the game. Roll all five of your dice and leave them in front of you. One player rolls the extra die and sets it in the middle of the playing area. The first player, without rolling his dice, must match a die from his hand to the die in the center. If he has a matching die, he places it next to the die in the center. This creates what the game instructions call a dice line. Players then continue taking turns trying to match the die at the end of the dice line. If you don't have a die that matches, you must take a die from the back of the dice line and re-roll all of your dice. If one of your die can then be played, you are free to put it down in the same turn. Otherwise, play moves back to the other player.
There are three Action Dice symbols. When you play the Draw One die, the next player must draw one from the back of the dice line, re-roll all of their dice, and miss their turn. Draw Two is the same as Draw One, but the player must take two dice. When you play the Wild die, you get to choose the color that continues play.
When you play your next-to-last die, you must yell "Uno!" to indicate that you have only one die left. If you don't yell "Uno!" and you are caught before the next player begins his turn, you must draw two dice and re-roll all of your dice. Once a player has no dice left, the round is over. That player receives points for all of the dice left in his or her opponent's hand. Play starts over again and continues until one player reaches 200 points.
The game comes in a soda can-shaped container with 11 dice and instructions. It is for two players.
Is It Fun?
UNO Dice Game is a new way to play the classic game of UNO. The gameplay is virtually identical to that of the card game and will appeal to fans of the original version. But the action of rolling the dice adds a different dimension to the gameplay.
Who It’s For
UNO Dice Game is for ages 7 and up.
What To Be Aware Of
It is difficult to twist off the top of the game container.
The directions for this game are not very clear. It helps if you already know how to play original Uno.
The game's soda can storage case is compact enough that you can take the UNO Dice Game on the go.