Did you know Uno has a sequel game called Dos?

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24 Feb 2023, 09:58

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We’ve all played classic card game Uno, haven’t we?  But were you aware that there is also a follow-up game, appropriately named Dos?

The aim of the original Uno is to get rid of all your cards (with the most exciting part of the game being shouting “UNO” when you are down to your final card), as players take it in turns to match and then discard the cards until someone has an empty hand.

Well, if you’ve played one too many games of Uno and feel like a different challenge, then Dos might be the game for you. 

The Uno sequel, which has actually been around for a few years now, is the sequel to the OG classic and can be played by two-to-four players, aged seven and over.

As with Uno, you play with numbered and coloured cards, and the idea is to get rid of them. And yes, you do get to shout “DOS” when you have two cards left in your hand.

Like Uno, you have to discard your cards by matching the cards in the centre, but with Dos, you can only match them by number. 

The numbers need to be matched first, then only the colour is noted. Colours only earn a bonus called a Colour Match Bonus. The first player to reach a score of 200 points (or any number the players agree on) is the game winner.

Here’s how it works: Everyone has seven cards each, and then two cards are taken from the deck and placed face up next to each other to create the centre row of two discard piles.

There are several things that can be done with the centre row. You can either place a card that matches one of the centre row cards' numbers, or put down two cards that add up to one of the numbers on the centre row cards. 

If you match the colour of one of the centre row cards, you then get to place a card face-up in the centre row at the end. If you match the colours of both centre row cards, you then get to put a card down at the end of your turn and the other players also have to pick up an extra card.

If you can't place a card, then you have to draw a card, and if you still can't place a card, you can put any card face up on the centre row.

There are Wild Cards as well, which switch up the gameplay.

Sounds fun, right? Just be sure to remember to yell "DOS" when you've got two cards left.

In related news, popular TV show The Traitors now has a board game.