Uno Moo is a preschooler version of Uno that caters toward children aged 3 to 6 years old. Since younger children are not able to grasp the concept of the rules of some games, Uno Moo simplifies everything for them.
There are no cards for their small hands to hold or for them to keep track of. The game uses small, plastic animal figures shaped like barn animals with stickers over the face to indicate what animal they are. Uno Moo is basically a farm animal matching game where you round them up by matching the colors or the animals.
How to play:
With Uno Moo, you can start playing right out of the box.
- Each player has their own haystack, which they use to hide their animal pieces taken from the barn.
- The game starts with the first player taking 5 animal pieces from the barn and proceeds to hide the animals behind their haystack out of view of the other players.
- A random animal piece is taken out from the barn and placed on top of the barn. The first player compares that animal with the ones behind his/her haystack to see if it matches.
- If the animal is a red sheep, the first player would move the cow back through the barn door and replace it with any red animal or any colored sheep. So, they would either have to have a sheep to replace it or match the color red from any animals they have.
- If the first player does not have an animal they can play, they have to draw an animal out of the barn. If the piece they picked still cannot be played, it moves on to the next player.
- The game continues in turn in a clockwise manner with each child knocking down the animal on the ledge of the barn and replacing it with the same animal or color from behind their haystack.
- The game keeps going until a player has successfully played all the animals behind their haystack and they are all in the barn.
- A player who has one sole remaining animal behind his/her haystack must shout “Uno Moo!” aloud.
- If another player catches them with one animal before saying the phrase, they must add two more animals from the barn to their haystack as a penalty.
- There are also Wild pieces such as the Skunk piece and the Farmer piece. The Skunk piece forces the next player to add two more animal pieces from the barn to their haystack. It can be played at any time no matter what animal or color of the animal is, on the barn ledge. The Farmer piece, that is all white, is just a Wild piece that the player can use to change the color being played. This piece can also be played at any time no matter what animal is on the barn ledge.
The rewards from Uno Moo:
Uno Moo may be a fun game for children but it also helps them learn. Children can learn gamesmanship and sportsmanship just from this game. The short duration of the game is a real help for young children who have difficulty paying attention. The game also helps develop memory and observation in young children.
Children can have fun knocking the animals of the other players into the barn and also they can play with the animals behind their haystack until it is their turn. Uno Moo is physically interactive so children always have something to do. Even when the game is over, the animals all fit back into the barn and children can take the barn anywhere to use them to play something else entirely. And even their older siblings can enjoy playing Uno Moo. It’s fun for the whole family and a great way to have a family game night.
The game comes with 1 play and store barn, 28 animal and farmer pieces, 4 haystack partitions, and instructions.