Uno Frozen is one of the newer versions of Uno, based partly on the popular Disney animated movie, and richly illustrated with all your favorite characters from the movie, such as Anna, Elsa, Kristoff, Sven, and Olaf. In terms of gameplay, the game is similar to classic Uno, but of course, if you are a fan of Frozen, you now get to play Uno – with a Frozen theme! There is also a special card in Uno Frozen, so read on to find out.
Be the first to get rid of all your cards for each round and accumulate 500 points.
The Action Cards are the same as for the original Uno. They are Draw Two, Skip, Reverse, Wild, and Wild Draw Four cards. Please refer to the Uno Rules for the standard Action Card functions. However, in Uno Frozen, there is a special card called Olaf’s Summertime Card.
- Olaf’s Summertime Card – When you play this card, you are permitted to discard up to 3 cards from either pink, or yellow colors. This card permits you to also change the color of play, so it is a powerful card! If this card is the first card that is turned up to begin play (the first card of the Discard pile), the starting player gets to choose which card color he can put down.
Starting the Game
2-10 players can take part. Each player gets 7 cards, and you first need to appoint a dealer who deals out those 7 cards to everyone. The remainder of the deck is turned down to form the Draw pile, and the first card is taken out and turned over. This is the Discard pile.
The person on the dealer’s left typically goes first, and puts down a matching card with the Discard pile on top of it. The match can be either by color, number, or symbol (Action Card). If you don’t have matching card, you must take one card from the Draw pile. You can also choose not to play any cards during your turn even if you have a matching card, but in that case, you still need to take a card from the Draw pile. If that card happens to be a match, you can play it on the spot. If not, play continues with the next person.
Don’t forget the “Uno” word
Once you are down to your last card, don’t forget to yell Uno out loud so every player can hear it. If you don’t do that and someone catches you, you have to draw two cards from the Draw pile. Once you have succeeded to get rid of all your cards, you are the winner of the round, and one step closer to reaching 500 points.
Your points are scored by totaling up all the points from the cards left in the other player’s hands. The scoring system is as follows.
- Numbered cards – Their face value
- Draw Two/Skip/Reverse – 20 points each
- Wild/Wild Draw Four/Olaf’s Summertime – 50 points each
You win the game when you be the first one to amass 500 points. But of course, if everyone agrees, you can set a lower or higher winning threshold instead; you don’t need to strictly follow this rule.
Alternatively, another way to play Uno is to keep a running tally of the points for EACH player at the end of every round. In this case, you would not want to reach 500 points, because when someone does reach 500 points, the player with the lowest points is declared the winner instead.