Mattel’s UNO Dare Rules are pretty interesting yet amazing. It’s a very unique card game from UNO and is much different when compared to any other UNO Game Versions. You can play this game with 2-10 players of 7 Years and above as recommended by Mattel.
In this post, I will dig deeper into how to play UNO Dare Card game and its rules so that you get a complete guide to start playing.
Let’s get started!
What is UNO Dare?
Uno Dare is an admixture of two games, the original Uno card game, and the famous Truth or Dare. In this new variant, a player must perform some act of dare whenever the dare card is played. Otherwise, the player must draw cards.
To know the Official UNO Rules for its original version, you can check this post written by me.
This game was published in 2014 by Mattel and can be played by two to ten players.
The UNO Dare game’s objective remains the same as that of the original Uno game, which is to get rid of all the cards in hand first.
UNO Dare Rules
This section will dig deeper into the special cards in the UNO Dare game and their individual rules to know. Specially, you will learn about Dare Card and Wild Dare card which is unique to this game and not present in other UNO Versions.
The reverse card changes the direction of the game. When a player plays a reverse card, the direction of the game changes immediately.
If it were going clockwise earlier, it would now go anti-clockwise. A reverse card can be played on another reverse card or matched on a card with the same color.
A skip card can prevent the next player from taking their turn. Like the reverse card, a skip card can be played on a skip card.
Alternatively, a player can use the skip card to match the color of the previous card played.
A player using a dare card opens two options for the next player. The next player can either perform an associated dare or draw two cards from the pile.
When the next player decides to do the dare, he or she must choose the dare associated with the number on the card from the selected dare list card.
Once the player performs the associated dare satisfactorily, he or she does not have to collect two cards from the deck pile.
But if they fail to perform the dare, then they must draw two cards from the deck pile. You can play a dare card on a card that matches its color, or you can choose to play a dare card on another dare card.
Wild Dare Card
The rules of the wild dare card are the same as that of the dare card. When a wild dare card is played, the next player gets two choices: to perform an associated dare or pick two cards from the draw pile.
The additional rule for the wild dare is that the player who played it gets the opportunity to choose the color that takes the game forward. Also, the wild dare card can be played on any color.
How to play Uno dare?
In this section, you will learn to play UNO Dare in an easy way and it includes setup, playing the game, scoring in UNO Dare, and how to end the game.
The game contains the following components:
- Blue cards – 19 (0-9)
- Red cards – 19 (0-9)
- Green cards – 19 (0-9)
- Yellow cards – 19 (0-9)
- Reverse cards – 8 (2 each in red, yellow, blue, and green)
- Skip cards – 8 (2 each in red, yellow, blue, and green)
- Dare cards – 8 (2 each in red, yellow, blue, and green)
- Wild dare cards – 8 (2 each in red, yellow, blue, and green)
- Dare list cards – 4 (House rules, show off, daredevil, family)
So, how many cards in UNO Dare? There are a total of 108 cards in the UNO Dare Game.
Before the game starts, players must decide which dare list card to choose. Each dare list card contains different sets of dares. In the house rules card, the players get to determine their own special rules.
Each player draws a card. The player with the highest number will be the dealer. If you get a card with a symbol, it will be counted as zero.
It is the dealer who shuffles the cards and deals each player seven cards. Next, the dealer will place the deck facedown and flip the top card. Now, the setup is complete for the game to start.
Playing the Game
The person on the left of the dealer will start the game. First, the player will match the card in their hand to the top of the card on the discard pile.
The match could be either by number, color, or symbol. Then the play goes to the next player clockwise.
If a player does not have a card in their hand that matches the top card on the discard pile, they must pick a card from the draw pile. If that card cannot be played, the player must skip his or her turn.
Uno scoring in Uno Dare
The number cards offer points as per their face value. Each skip, reverse, and dare cards are worth 20 points, and wild card cards are worth 50 points each.
End of the Game
When a player plays his or her next to the last card, they must yell, “Uno!” If the player fails to do so, they should draw two cards from the draw pile, and the game continues.
Once a player has no cards in hand, the round ends. Players receive points for all the cards left in the hands of their opponents following the scoring table.
Then all cards must be reshuffled to begin a new round. The winner will be the person who first receives 500 points.
Which dare to perform?
When a player decides to perform a dare, they must refer to the number of the dare card and find the dare associated with the number in the dare list card. This is the dare the player needs to perform.
Who decides if the player completed the dare?
The successful completion of the dare is subjective. The rest of the players must decide if it has been adequately performed.
The remaining players can make the dare complex or challenge by asking questions or teasing the player performing the dare.
Let’s conclude the post on how to play UNO Dare!
To get the official UNO Dare Rules PDF, you can check this link: https://service.mattel.com/instruction_sheets/CDY11-Eng.pdf
So, after reading this post, you will be well-versed in the game.