UNO Wild Jackpot Review (Mattel)

UNO Wild Jackpot
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What It Is

UNO fans have hit the jackpot with this all-new way to play the classic card game. In UNO Wild Jackpot, you're still trying to get rid of all your cards first, but the game uses a Wild Jackpot unit that looks like a casino slot machine. Inside the machine are custom rule cards on which each player has written a different rule. The rules can be simple, such as take two cards from the player with the most cards, or crazy, such as cluck like a chicken. The custom rule cards are erasable so that you can make up new rules each time you play. Any time you play a Jackpot card, you must pull the Wild Jackpot lever and wait to see what symbol will appear. You might get to discard cards, draw four cards, or press the button on the front of the machine to dispense a custom rule card that either you or another player must follow. 

The rest of the game plays like regular UNO, with players taking turns discarding a card from their hands that matches the top card on the discard pile by number, color, or symbol. If you don't have a matching card to play, you must draw a card from the draw pile. When you get down to only one card in your hand, yell “UNO!”, and once you have no cards left, the round is over. You score points for all the cards left in your opponents' hands. Keep playing rounds until one player reaches 500 points and is declared the winner.

The game includes 116 cards, two markers, a Wild Jackpot unit with storage for the markers, and instructions.


Is It Fun?
UNO is already a fun and easy-to-play card game, but the addition of the Wild Jackpot unit changes up the gameplay to add a little more excitement. We like that the custom rule cards offer the chance for players to make their own game cards and give a different play experience every time they play.
Who It’s For
UNO Wild Jackpot is for two to 10 players ages 7 and up. It offers an exciting new way for UNO fans to play the classic card game.
What To Be Aware Of
In order to erase the custom rule cards, use a damp cloth to wipe them clean. No eraser is included.
AT A GLANCE:
  • Fun

  • Repeat Play

  • Assembly & Instructions

    None or Very Easy