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“UNO” is a popular card game that has been around for decades. The objective of the game is to be the first player to get rid of all your cards! But did you know this classic game can also be turned into a fun and exciting drinking game?

This guide will show you how to make “UNO” a drinking game and spice up your next party or get-together. So grab your favorite drinks and prepare for a tipsy twist on this beloved card game.

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How to Make “UNO” a Drinking Game

The “UNO” card game is already fun to play on its own, but it becomes more fun and hilarious if you play “UNO” as a drinking game! And playing it is just as easy!

Set up the “UNO” drinking game

“UNO” comes with its own set of cards. The great thing about this is that you can assign drinking rules to “UNO” cards. Get ready to have a blast when you play “UNO” as a drinking game!

To set up the game, follow these simple steps:

1. Gather your friends and their choice of drinks. Make sure everyone has a drink with them before starting the game.

2. Choose a set of “UNO” rules that will be used as drinking rules. You can come up with your own or use one of the variations listed below.

3. Shuffle your deck of “UNO” cards. Deal seven cards to each player, and place the remaining cards face down in a draw pile. Now it’s time to play!

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How to play the “UNO” drinking game

This game plays the same as the original “UNO”. The only difference is that instead of following regular game rules, you will follow drinking rules based on the cards played.

1. Play a card from your hand to match the top card of the discard pile. If you don’t have a playable card, draw one from the deck and play it if possible.

2. Follow the drinking rules based on the card played. See below for a list of possible drinking rules for each “UNO” card.

3. Keep playing until someone gets rid of all their cards. The first person to do so is declared the winner!

“UNO” Drinking Game Rules {#“UNO”-drinking-game-rules}

As mentioned, “UNO”, as a drinking game, follows the regular gameplay of “UNO”. What makes the “UNO” Drinking Game extra fun are the drinking rules that can be assigned to the cards.

Get your bottle of vodka or tequila ready because you’ll be drinking a lot of “UNO” Drinking Game shots! Here are some “UNO” Drinking Game rules to remember for your game.

1. If you forget the rules or ask a question, take one drink.

Better pay attention!

2. If you play a card with the same color as the player before you, take one drink.

How does one avoid that?

3. If you play a card with the same number as the player before you, take one drink.

This is just pure luck.

4. If you lose a turn because of a skip or miss a turn, take one drink.

This sucks.

5. If you play a Draw-Two card, take two drinks.

Makes sense.

6. If you play a Draw-Four card, everyone drinks!


7. If you forget to shout “UNO" when you have 1 card left, take four drinks.

Be alert! If you can!

8. If you play a suspension card, you may choose a player to drink.

Of course, pick someone who needs to catch up on their drinks!

9. If you are the player with the most cards at the end of the game, drink a glass of beer bottoms up.

If you’re drinking shots, should you make them drink what’s left on the bottle?!

10. If you play a blank Wild Card, you can make up any rule you like!

Make someone do jumping jacks while tipsy, and see how that goes!

If all the cards from the pile have been drawn, you can shuffle the cards that have been laid down and use them again. The winner is the first player to discard all their cards.

You can continue the game until only one player has cards. The player with the remaining cards is the loser. As a penalty, give them a dare!

Bonus: “UNO” Shots drinking card game

Want to incorporate “UNO” with shots? We have a variation for that, too! With this version, you don’t need to assign drinking rules to each card. Instead, the number on the card corresponds to how many seconds you must drink.

Follow these additional rules for “UNO” Shots:

1. Place four shot glasses in front of each player. You’ll need eight shot glasses in total.

2. Shuffle the deck and place it face down in a draw pile. In this version, no hand is dealt to each player.

3. Each player takes turns drawing a card from the pile and follows the rules based on the number drawn.

  • If you draw a number card (1-9), drink for the number of seconds on the card.
  • If you draw a Draw-Two or Wild Draw-Four, choose a player to take an extra shot.
  • If you draw a Reverse or Skip card, pass the turn to the next player without taking a shot.

4. Keep playing until there are no more cards in the pile. The last person to take a shot is declared the loser.

Playing “UNO” as a drinking game adds a fun and hilarious twist to this classic card game. You can choose from different variations or come up with your own drinking rules. Drink responsibly and have fun!

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