20 Different Types of UNO Games for Family Game Night

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Uno, dos, tres, we love UNO! If you’ve been playing it for some years now, you’ve probably memorized all possible game strategies, scenarios, and cards, obviously.

  1. Phase 10;
  2. Skip-Bo;
  3. 6 Nimmt;
  4. No Thanks;
  5. Monopoly Deal;
  6. Five Crowns;
  7. Red 7;
  8. Hanabi;
  9. Sequence Stacks;
  10. The Great Dalmuti;
  11. Karma;
  12. Taco Cat Goat Cheese Pizza;
  13. Play Nine;
  14. Blink;
  15. Rat A Tat Cat;

We’re about to present to you some of the most unique & cool card games that are played with a dedicated deck of cards. Most of them are simple to play, but most importantly, they are games similar to UNO, and we’re here for it!

1. Phase 10

Phase 10

Available on Amazon ($7.66) & Target ($6.49) | 2-6 players | Ages 7+;

Both games have the same number of cards. Also, the card types are pretty similar: colors, sets of number cards, wild & skip cards. However, in Phase 10 you’ll deal with different game phases, and probably, a higher game complexity. 

2. Skip-Bo

Skip Bo

Available on Amazon ($11.99) & Target ($7.99) | 2-6 players | Ages 7+;

While in UNO all cards should either be the same color or number as the previous card, in Skip-Bo, all cards go up sequentially. The goal in both games is to get rid of all cards in your stockpile.

3. 6 Nimmit

Available on Amazon UK & Walmart ($13.00) | 2 to 10 players | Ages 8+;

Both 6 Nimmt & Uno contain number cards, and to play cards you must follow an order. Based on our experience, 6 Nimmt is slightly more complicated and takes more time to master. 

4. No Thanks

No Thanks

Available on Amazon ($9.99) & Walmart ($9.99) | 3-7 players | Ages 8+;

In No Thanks, your goal is to have the fewest points, different from UNO where you aim for 500 points. Both games have simple rules tho’, and help with number recognition & math skills, especially for kids. 

5. Monopoly Deal

Monopoly Deal

Available on Amazon ($7.99) & Target ($5.00) | 2-5 players | Ages 8+;

Uno is simpler to play & has less equipment. In Monopoly Deal, besides playing the cards, you’ll have to do with, properties, deals, payments, and so on. But,  

there are different types of cards & each adds new stuff to both games. 

6. Five Crowns

Five Crowns

Available on Amazon ($9.44) & Target ($11.99) | 1-7 players | Ages 8+;

In UNO, you always try your best to score the highest points. On the other hand, in Five Crowns, if you have the highest points, you’re screwed up. In both games you’ve got to match cards: either to get rid of them or to create books. 

7. Red 7

Available on Amazon ($11.30) & Walmart ($11.30) | 2 to 4 players | Ages 9+;

To begin with, Red 7 is way more complicated than UNO. There are more rules, and you must pay attention to your opponents’ cards too. Nevertheless, there’s an element of color & number matching in both games.

8. Hanabi

Available on Amazon ($8.99) & Walmart ($8.99) | 2 to 5 players | Ages 8+;

The first main difference: in Hanabi, you can’t look at your cards, which makes the game more complex. Although not necessarily in the same matching criteria, both Hanabi & UNO require to match cards, either in color or number.

9. Sequence Staks

Sequence Stacks

Available on Amazon ($11.61) & Walmart ($11.61) | 2-4 players | Ages 7+;

In Sequence Stacks, the winner is chosen depending on the earned chips, not points as in UNO. Both card games include skip & reverse cards, and their actions are pretty much the same while playing.

10. The Great Dalmuti

The Great Dalmuti

Available on Amazon ($12.54) & Walmart ($12.27) | 6-8 players | Ages 8+;

There isn’t a specific number of points or rounds where ‘The Great Dalmuti’ ends, differently from UNO. Keep in mind that in both these card games, you can play cards into the middle pile if they have the same rank.

11. Karma

Available on Amazon ($15.38) & Walmart ($19.99) | 2 to 6 players | Ages 8+;

Both games are known for their simplicity & straightforward gameplay. Also, both include special cards and require matching cards to get rid of them. Although in Karma and UNO, you win when getting rid of cards, in UNO, usually a player must reach 500 points to win.

12. Taco Cat Goat Cheese Pizza

Taco Cat Goat Cheese Pizza

Available on Amazon ($7.97) & Target ($9.99) | 2+ players | Ages 8+;

Both these card games deal with matching. However, Taco Cat Goat Cheese Pizza is about matching your words with the cards, while UNO is you know, all about matching the cards.

13. Play Nine

Play Nine

Available on Amazon ($18.99) & Walmart ($17.99) | 2-6 players | Ages 8+;

You can’t affect the other player’s game in Play Nine as you did in UNO. There isn’t such a thing as skip, reverse, +2, or anything like that. But, in both UNO and Play Nine, you get rid of cards, only if you match them with each other. 

14. Blink

Blink

Available on Amazon ($6.21) & Walmart ($6.21) | 2 players | Ages 7+;

Unlike UNO, in Blink, you won’t perform any action. You just look up cards that match. In both games, you may match cards by their color, or their number. Well, in Blink you can also match by shape, but that’s not the point…

15. Rat A Tat Cat

Available on Amazon ($13.98) & Walmart ($12.98) | 2 to 6 players | Ages 6+;

Rat A Tat Cat & UNO both have special cards: either power cards or skip, reverse, and wild cards. However, the main difference is that in Rat A Tat Cat you aim to have the lowest score, while in UNO it’s completely the opposite.

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