Objective of UNO Barbie the Movie
The objective of UNO Barbie the Movie is to be the first player to play all of the cards from your hand.
- Choose a player to be the dealer. They will shuffle all of the cards.
- The dealer deals seven cards facedown to each player. You can look at your own cards, but you shouldn’t show them to the other players.
- Place the rest of the cards face down on the table. These cards form the Draw Pile.
- Turn over the top card from the Draw Pile. Place this card face up next to the Draw Pile to form the Discard Pile. If the card you flipped over is an Action card (not a number card), you will ignore its effect and flip over another card.
- The player to the left of the dealer starts the game. Play proceeds clockwise/left to start the game.
Playing the Game
On your turn you will try to play one of the cards from your hand to the Discard Pile. In order to play a card it needs to match the top card from the Discard Pile in one of three ways.
If you have a card in your hand that matches at least one of the three criteria, you can play it to the Discard Pile. If you play an Action card, you will take a special action. See the corresponding card section below for more details on what each card does. Play will then pass to the next player in turn order.
Drawing a Card
You may choose to not play a card that matches one of the criteria of the top card on the Discard Pile. If you choose not to play a card, you will treat the rest of your turn like you didn’t have a card that you could play on your turn.
Should you not have any cards in your hand that you can play, you will draw the top card from the Draw Pile. Look at this new card and see if it matches one of the criteria to play it to the Discard Pile. If you can play this new card, you can play it immediately. This is the only card that you can play to the Discard Pile even if you have other cards in your hand that you could play. If you can’t play the new card, you will add the card to your hand. You turn will then end. Play passes to the next player in turn order.
If the Draw Pile ever runs out of cards, you will shuffle the Discard Pile to form a new Draw Pile.
Cards of UNO Barbie the Movie
Number cards do not have a special ability in the game. You may only play a number card if it matches the number or color of the top card on the Discard Pile.
Draw Two (+2)
When you play a Draw Two (+2) card, the next player in turn order has to draw two cards from the Draw Pile. They also lose their next turn.
You may play a Draw Two card on top of another Draw Two card, or another card that matches its color. You may not play a Draw Two card to block a Draw Two card that is played against you.
The Reverse card changes the direction of play. If play was previously moving clockwise, it will now move counterclockwise. If it was moving counterclockwise, it will now move clockwise.
A Reverse card can be played on top of another Reverse card or a card that matches its color.
When you play a Skip card the next player in turn order loses their turn.
A Skip card can be played on top of another Skip card or on a card that matches its color.
Wild cards match every other card in UNO Barbie the Movie. Therefore you can play them at any time.
When you play a Wild card, you choose the color for the Discard Pile. You can choose any of the four colors. You may even choose to keep the color the same as it was before you played the Wild card.
Wild Draw Four (+4)
The Wild Draw Four (+4) card is a wild card so it can be played at any time. There is one restriction though. You can only play a Wild Draw Four card if you have no cards in your hand that match the current color of the Discard Pile. Wild cards are considered matching the Discard Pile’s color.
The next player in turn order then chooses whether they want to challenge the play of the card or accept the card. In either case the player that played the Wild Draw Four card chooses the color of the Discard Pile for the next player.
If the player chooses to accept the card they will draw four cards and lose their next turn.
Challenging a Wild Draw Four
The player may choose to challenge the Wild Draw Four that you played though. In this case you need to show them your entire hand. They are looking to see if you have any cards that match the Discard Pile’s color from before you played the Wild Draw Four.
If you do not have any cards in your hand that match the color of the Discard Pile, you played the Wild Draw Four correctly. Because of the failed challenge, the challenger has to draw six cards (instead of four) and loses their next turn.
If you did have a card that matched the color of the Discard Pile (this includes wild cards), you played the Wild Draw Four incorrectly. You will have to draw the four cards instead of the challenger, and they don’t lose their next turn.
Wild Played With Too Much
This card is exclusive to UNO Barbie the Movie.
The Wild Played With Too Much card is wild so it can be played at any time. When you play a Wild Played With Too Much card you will choose a color. Starting with the next player in turn order, all of the other players will discard any cards from their hand that match the color you chose. They will then draw cards from the Draw Pile equal to the number of cards they discarded.
After all of the other players have discarded and drawn cards, play continues with the next player. The color of the Discard Pile is the color you chose for the players to discard.
When you play your second to last card (you only have one card left), you must say “UNO” as quickly as possible. This is to alert the other players that you are close to winning the game.
If you do not call out UNO and another player catches you, you will have to draw two cards from the Draw Pile. They must catch you before the next player takes their turn.
Winning UNO Barbie the Movie
The first player to play all of the cards from their hand wins UNO Barbie the Movie.
Scoring in UNO Barbie the Movie
If you would like to play a few hands, you can choose to use the variant scoring rules.
The player who played the last card from their hand, wins the round. They will collect all of the cards left in the other players’ hands at the end of the round. They will score points for each card they collect using the following formula:
- Number cards – face value
- Draw Two, Reverse, Skip – 20 points each
- Wild, Wild Draw Four, Wild Played With Too Much – 50 points each
Each player will keep a running total of the points they earned in the game. The first player to score 500 or more points, wins the game.
UNO Barbie the Movie FAQs
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UNO Barbie the Movie Components
- 112 cards
- 19 blue cards (one 0 card, two each of 1-9)
- 19 green cards (one 0 card, two each of 1-9)
- 19 pink cards (one 0 card, two each of 1-9)
- 19 yellow cards (one 0 card, two each of 1-9)
- 8 Draw Two cards (two of each color)
- 8 Reverse cards (two of each color)
- 8 Skip cards (two of each color)
- 4 Wild cards
- 4 Wild Draw Four cards
- 4 Wild Played With Too Much cards
Year: 2023 | Publisher: Mattel
Genres: Card, Family
Ages: 7+ | Number of Players: 2-10 | Length of Game: 10-20 minutes
Difficulty: Light | Strategy: Light | Luck: High
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