In Jurassic World UNO Attack!, Mattel has combined the gameplay of UNO Attack! with an iconic Jurassic Park movie moment: when the villain Wayne Knight gets sprayed in the face with poison by the Dilophosaurus. Themed to the Jurassic World/Jurassic Park franchise, this is an electronic version of the UNO card game that amps up the classic Draw action of the original game.
Goal of the Game:
Like the original UNO Attack! card game, the goal of this game is to be the first player to score 500 points to win. Get rid of all your cards first in order to earn points for the cards left in your opponents' hands.
Each player starts with seven cards in his hand. Start the discard pile with one card left out of the launcher. The rest of the cards are then loaded into the launcher. Turn the launcher on and you are ready to play.
Play moves clockwise, as each player takes a turn trying to match a card from his hand to the top card on the discard pile. You can match by color, number, or symbol-just like in the original Uno. If you can't find a match on your turn, you must press the launcher. If nothing happens, play moves on to the next player. But watch out! If the Dilophosaurus attacks (i.e. cards launch out), you must add the cards to your hand and play moves to the next player.
When you have one card left, shout "Uno!" before playing your next to last card. If you forget to do so, you'll have to press the launcher twice. The round ends when a player plays his/her last card. Add up the points , reshuffle the cards, and start a new round.
Special Powers Cards:
This version of UNO Attack! features classic special cards, such as Wild, Reverse, and Skip, but also adds in some new moves for gameplay, including:
Discard All: When played, this card allows the player to discard all the cards in his hand that match the color of the top card on the discard pile.
Hit 2: This card forces the next player to hit the Dilophosaurus' nose (i.e. press the launcher) twice.
Hit 4: Like Hit 2, this card forces the next player to hit the Dilophosaurus' nose four times.
Wild Attack-Attack: Like the original Wild card, this card lets you change the color for gameplay and also forces a player to press the launcher button twice.
We think the Jurassic World theme works perfectly with the gameplay of Uno Attack! and it's especially fun for fans of the original film. That said, it's worth mentioning that because you are constantly using the launcher to draw cards, which randomizes the gameplay a bit more, this version of Uno does tend to move a bit slower and it's also, obviously, not as portable as the original.
The Jurassic World UNO Attack! Game is for 2-10 players, ages 7 and up, from Mattel. This is a version that is going to appeal to fans of the original Jurassic Park film and the iconic Dilophosaurus attack scene. It will also appeal to families that want to amp up the excitement of the original card game .
A Wild Customizable Card is also included, which lets you write in your own house rule for gameplay. Write in pencil and you can switch it up every couple of games.
We noticed that unlike in Uno Attack!, the teeth/jaw of the Dilophosaurus mold around the launcher's opening have a tendency to get in the way of the cards launching, especially when the deck is full.
This game requires three C batteries, which are not included.
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