how to always win unio


Sunday, December 20, 2009

Tips on winning Uno

Well, what made me think of this is because I’ve been addicted to facebook Uno for a while and I noticed a lot of dumb mistakes that people make. This can still apply to regular Uno as well. These are not guarenteed wins, but they may help you a little bit.

1st tip: pay close attention because a lot of the time people aren’t focusing on what they’re doing.

2nd tip: Try to get rid of numbers that match up in your hand. For example if you have a red 5 and a yellow 5, try to get rid of one of the fives. It will help you have more number choices instead of repetatives.

3rd tip: Try to keep your wild card as long as you can! I have seen so many people use their wild card early on in the game and they just end up losing. It is a good idea to save it for the last card. For example if you have a wild card and a red 5 left, use your wild card and change the color to red, hoping that no one changes it by the time it comes back to you. I suggest if you have both a draw 4 wild card and a regular wild card, use the regular one first. You know that if you put down a draw 4 card, the player after you loses a turn and draws 4, so that’s one step closer to making sure you get the color you need. The only time I suggest you use your wild card before last is if you are badly losing while everyone else is winning.

4th tip: If the player before you puts down a wild card (a regular one) and they’ve only got one left, don’t put a reverse card down, that’s just giving that player an automatic win, and I’ve seen someone do that before. If that’t the only card you have, draw a card or pass, so that the chances of them wining will be reduced because hopefully another player can change the color before they win.

5th tip: Similar to the 4th, but if the player after you used a wild card and now only has one card left and the color hasn’t been changed, try to change it by drawing a card hoping you can put a different color down with the same number or whatever. If you have no choice than just pass or play what you have. But at least you took the extra step by doing what you can to prevent them from winning.

6th tip: If you have a deck of the same color cards, or mostly the same color, play the ones that prevent the next player from having a turn first. For example if you have a deck of mostly yellow cards and maybe 3 are numbers, one is a skip card, one is a draw 2 card or whatever, play the skip or draw 2 cards first. You’re increasing your chances of the color staying the same by the time it gets back to you.

7th tip: Don’t forget to say Uno! So many people forget and it just causes you to draw 2 cards and reduces your chances of winning, so keep that in mind.

8th tip: I may have already said this but if you have both a draw 4 wild card and a regular wild card, use your regular one first because with your draw 4 one, you’re taking a turn away from the next player, and may help increase your chances of the same color coming back to you. With the regular wild card you’re changing the color but the next player may for example put down the color you chose and the one after may put down the same number but change the color. So automatically your plan is ruined.

9th tip: If you don’t really have any good cards, but mostly just number cards of similar colors, just try to use the ones of similiar colors first so you have more choice of color by the end of the game.

Once again these won’t mean you’ll win automatically but they may just help

TIPS AND TRICKS Sunday, December 20, 2009 Tips on winning Uno Well, what made me think of this is because I’ve been addicted to facebook Uno for a while and I noticed a lot of dumb

Winning UNO Strategies

Pay attention to your opponents

Remember that the object of Uno is too lose all your cards and making others gaining cards. Always count the number of cards of your opponents.

Check carefully what cards the other players have. When a player before you must draw, then reserve it back and so, he/she has to draw again.

When a player has a lot of cards and but he still change to a certain color, then you need to change the color quickly back because you don’t want he is able to get rid of too many cards too easy.

Similar, when your opponent has to keep drawing cards on a color, then keep playing this color.

Keep +2 and +4 for emergencies

Save some of these precious cards for later in the game. If you play them too early, you have nothing left in case of an emergency later.

When you see players having two or fewer cards, it’s for sure time to use these cards.

Keep your score low

Always play first the highest number you have when you match on color because the fewer points you have, the fewer points others can score when they win.

An exception is the 0 card because there are only four 0 cards and it’s not so easy to get rid of them.

Try to switch to a color that scores the most points in your hand.

When the game is almost over, get rid of your Wild and Wild Draw 4 cards because they are worth 50 points. Also, get rid of your other special cards.

Change color often

Most players maintain the color as long as possible but try to change earlier. The theory behind is that you normally will get an equal number of cards of every color. (The colors in your hand and the cards you will draw in the future).

When you change color often, you will get a multi-colored hand which results in having always a playable card. So, it will minimize the number of draws you will need to make.

It’s also good to confuse other players. They will have problems to predict the colors in your hand.

Use your wild cards to change to the color you want.

Use action cards smart

Play your action cards at the right moment. You don’t want to play them too early in the game but also not too late. Always count the cards of your opponent’s and decide if you have to act.

Never hold too many skip-cards and reverse cards. Stockpiling too many will add up too many points if you lose as they are worth 20 points.

Remember that in a two-player game, reverse cards act like skip cards.

Throw wild cards (+4) if your opponents have lesser cards, but be careful of it.

If it’s possible, throw a wild card (color card) LAST so you will not draw a card if you don’t have a color the same with your opponent.

If you have 3-4 cards left (in different colors, then it’s better to draw instead of using the Wild card.

Co-operate with other players

Don’t be selfish and play with a team spirit to attack the leader.

If someone has one card left and must draw, that means that he/she doesn’t have the current card color. Continue to play this color as much as possible but do this as a team.

If there is, for example, a red 5 on the table and you have no red cards but a blue 5, then better draw and let the other players continue the color.

Use the action cards in order to avoid the player of going out.

Reducing Cards

Try to maximize playable cards. Try to even out colors, but also numbers cards (numbers are a lot less probable with 25 cards of each color, and only 8 of each number other than 0). Each extra differently numbered card reduces unplayable discards

In most cases, players attempt going out with 2 different colors with their last two cards. Try to get only one single color for your last two cards. With 3 cards, you always try to play the single card first.

Avoid someone from going out

If some player is down to one card, you need to do whatever you can to stop him/her. You can also look at every discarded card and the ones in your hand to determine which color has the fewest remaining cards left. Try to change color to this one.

If it helps you can play an action card like the skip or reverse card, but even better the +2 or +4 card.

Check also if people forget to say Uno when they have one. Make use of this and they will get two more cards.

The last option is to draw a card and hope for an action card.

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