When we hit hard lockdown back in March (can you even believe that March was 6-7 months ago???) we hauled out all the card and board games! The kids just love having game sessions with us, and Friday night is usually game night in our house. UNO was one we reached for time and time again. Why? It’s easy, it’s a classic and it’s a game we ALL grew up playing. There’s something nostalgic about being able to introduce my kids to anything that we did ‘back in the olden days’. Can you relate? So when I saw UNO had launched UNO FLIP, I was beyond intrigued! We love a classic, but who doesn’t love a bit of a tweak and upgrade?
What is UNO FLIP?
UNO FLIP is still the matching game that you know and love, BUT with some exciting new twists….like a double sided deck, as well as a special FLIP card. Say what??? I know! The new FLIP card can literally FLIP the deck on its head. This gives this classic game a brand new competitive edge 😉
How to play?
Players still take turns matching a card in their hand with the current card shown on top of the deck either by color or number. In a race to deplete their hands, players can play special cards to slow their opponents down, like Skips, Reverses and color-changing Wild cards. UNO FLIP!™ also includes new Action cards that really shake things up, like Draw Five and Skip Everyone cards. Play the special FLIP card and all cards in your hand, the draw pile and draw deck are flipped over to reveal an entirely new set of numbers and colors on the opposite side! The holder of the FLIP card determines whether or not you play on the “light” side or “dark” side of the deck — and when you switch it back around. Strategize to rattle your competition and be the first to get rid of your cards to win. When you’re down to one card, don’t forget to shout “UNO!”
Colors and decorations may vary.
My hubby, kids and I LOVE the new UNO FLIP. As I said, not only does it bring back great memories…memories of playing this with my husband when we were just kids, but I also love games that we can play together as a family. Even though Adam is a bit young, he can match colours and the game can help him with his number recognition. Of course the older kids know how to play UNO, but are tolerant when we allow Adam to join us for a game or two. I always love a sneaky educational element to games…..so UNO is definitely up there in terms of fun and educational too.
I don’t know what the future holds with Covid still in our midsts, but I’d definitely encourage you to have a stack of great games handy in case we are ever in a lockdown situation again. Covid aside, let’s put the phones down, pick up our deck of UNO FLIP cards, and spend time with our kids and friends. I highly recommend you add this to the kids Christmas stockings this year!
UNO FLIP retails for around R129,95 and is available from all leading toy and game retailers, like Toys R Us, Takealot and many more.