Players: 2 to 10
Playing Time: Anywhere from a couple of minutes to a half hour or so, depending on how you play
No house can be called a home without a deck of UNO cards. Itís a fun, quick game thatís easy enough for every member of the family (okay, well, just about).
Game play is incredibly simple. Players take turns getting rid of the cards in their hand by matching colors or numbers (or by forcing opponents to draw even more cards). When a player runs out of cards, itís all over.
The rules tell you to keep score Ė and the first person to 500 wins Ė but thatís only if youíre feeling competitive. When I was in college, I always carried a deck of UNO cards in my backpack Ė ready for a quick game between classes or while waiting for the waitress to bring dinner
UNO has been around for so long Ė and has become so popular (it claims to be ďAmericaís #1 Card GameĒ) Ė that everyone has created their own rules. There are several versions of the game available, including the special edition Simpsons version.