Objective of UNO Disney Wish
The objective of UNO Disney Wish is to play all of the cards from your hand before the other players.
Setup for UNO Disney Wish
- Choose a player to be the dealer. They will shuffle all of the cards.
- The dealer deals seven cards to each player.
- They will then place the rest of the cards facedown on the table. This creates the Draw Pile.
- Turn over the top card from the Draw Pile. This card starts the Discard Pile. If you flipped over an Action card (a card that is not a number card), you will ignore the Action card’s effect and flip over another card.
- The player to the left of the dealer starts the game. To start the game, play will move clockwise.
Playing UNO Disney Wish
On each of your turns you will try to play one of the cards from your hand to the Discard Pile. To play a card it has to match one of the attributes of the top card on the Discard Pile.
If you have a card in your hand that matches at least one of these attributes from the top Discard Pile card, you can play it. If you have multiple cards that match, you can choose which card you want to play.
Drawing A Card
If you do not have a card in your hand that you can play, you will have to draw a card. You may also choose to draw a card even if you have a card in your hand that you can play. You will take the top card from the Draw Pile.
If you can play the card that you just drew following the rules above, you can play it immediately. Otherwise you will add it to your hand.
If the Draw Pile ever runs out of cards, you will shuffle the Discard Pile in order to form a new Draw Pile.
End of Turn
Your turn ends after you either play or draw a card. Play then moves onto the next player in turn order.
UNO Disney Wish Card Meanings
Number cards have no special effect on the game. You can 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 card, the next player in turn order draws two cards from the Draw Pile. They also lose their turn.
Draw Two cards can be played on top of other Draw Two cards, or cards that match their color. If you are forced to draw cards due to a Draw Two being played against you, you cannot play your own Draw Two card to avoid the punishment.
The Reverse card changes the direction of play. If play was moving clockwise (left), it will now move counter-clockwise (right). If it was moving counter-clockwise, it will now move clockwise.
You may play a Reverse card on top of a Reverse card or another card that matches its color.
When you play a Skip card, the next player in turn order loses their turn.
Skip cards can be played on top of other Skip cards or cards that match their color. You may not play a Skip card to avoid being skipped when another player plays a Skip card against you.
Wild cards match all of the cards in the game, so you can play them at any time.
When you play a Wild card, you get to chose the color of the Discard Pile. You can choose any of the four colors including the color it was before you played the Wild card.
Wild Draw Four
Wild Draw Four cards match all other cards in the game. You can play them at any time with one restriction. You can’t play a Wild Draw Four if you have another card in your hand that matches the current color of the Discard Pile. Wild cards count as matching the color.
When you play a Wild Draw Four you get to choose the color of the Discard Pile. You can pick any color, but the color you chose has no impact on a potential challenge to the card.
After you play a Wild Draw Four, the next player has a choice to make.
First they can accept that you played the card correctly. In this case they will draw four cards, and lose their turn.
Challenging a Wild Draw Four
Otherwise they can challenge the play of the Wild Draw Four. If they choose to challenge, the player who played the card has to show the challenger all of the cards from their hand. The challenger looks at the cards to make sure the player played the Wild Draw Four correctly.
If the player played the Wild Draw Four correctly (they did not have any cards in their hand that matched the current color), the challenger has to draw six cards instead of four. The challenger also loses their turn.
If the player played the Wild Draw Four incorrectly (they had a card in their hand that matched the current color), the player played the Wild Draw Four incorrectly. In this case the player who played the Wild Draw Four has to draw the four cards. The challenging player does not have to draw any cards, and they don’t lose their turn.
Wild Wishing Star
Some of the cards in UNO Disney Wish have a Wishing Icon in the top right and bottom left corner.
When you play a Wild Wishing Star card, all of the players have to show the other players a card that has the Wishing Icon on it. Each player that shows a card from their hand with a Wishing Icon, takes no other actions.
Any player that doesn’t have a Wishing Icon in their hand, has to keep drawing cards until they draw one that does have the icon.
The Wild Wishing Star card is also wild. The player who plays it gets to choose the color for the Discard Pile.
When you play a card leaving only one card left in your hand, you need to call out UNO as quickly as possible. This is to alert the other players that you are close to winning the game.
If you don’t call out UNO and another player catches you, you are forced to draw two cards. They must call you out before the next player starts their turn though.
Winning UNO Disney Wish
The game ends when one of the players play the last card from their hand. The player who plays their last card wins the game.
Scoring in UNO Disney Wish
If you would like to play a couple of rounds of UNO Disney Wish you can choose to keep score each round.
The winner of each round gathers the cards left in the other players hands. If the winner played a card that forced the next player to draw cards, that player has to the draw cards before the winner collects all of the cards.
The winner scores points for each card they collect as follows:
- Number cards – face value
- Draw Two, Reverse, Skip – 20 points
- Wild, Wild Draw Four, Wild Wishing Star – 50 points
Record the points players earn each round.
You will keep playing rounds until one or more players record 500 or more points. The player that scores the most points wins the game.
UNO Disney Wish FAQs
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- 19 Blue Cards (one 0, two each of 1-9)
- 19 Gold/Yellow Cards (one 0, two each of 1-9)
- 19 Pink/Red Cards (one 0, two each of 1-9)
- 19 Purple Cards (one 0, 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 Wishing Star Cards
Year: 2023 | Publisher: Mattel
Genres: Card, Family
Ages: 7+ | Number of Players: 2-10 | Length of Game: 15-20 minutes
Difficulty: Light | Strategy: Light | Luck: High
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