UNO Roboto Makes Family Game Night Fun

I remember playing UNO as a child. It was always a fun game and you would watch the other players like a hawk hoping that they wouldn’t call out UNO when they were down to one card. But for some reason I never thought to introduce the game into our family game nights. While the age if intended for 7 and up, Genghis knows his numbers and his colors, so I sure he would catch on quickly.

Then the opportunity to host a UNO Roboto house party came and I was excited. We had a guests invited, snacks bought and the house was clean. Then the plague hit the Yellow Tennessee house. OK, not really the plague but nasty colds all around. The party had to be cancelled until after the holidays. But that didn’t mean we couldn’t still have our own house party!

A new take on the classic UNO game, UNO Roboto features the classic 180 card UNO deck with a robot that runs the game. Record each players name and set up a house rule, then you are ready to play. The rules are the same, try and discard all your cards first. But watch out for the robot. He will randomly throw in different moves. Everything from trading cards with another player, to discarding any two cards. My favorites are the duels. The robot will randomly select two players and throw out a challenge like ‘touch your foot’. The last player to do so is the loser and must draw two cards.

Another feature of UNO Roboto is the house rules. You can make up your own, pick one from the suggested house rules cards, or skip it all together. It adds a new fun twist to the game. Our house rules were stand up and run around the table and sing Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star. At different points in the game, the robot would call for the house rule and you would have to do them.

You never know what he’s going to say next! Start by recording your names and your “House Rule.” This quirky robot will call on you and your friends throughout the game, with surprising tasks and funny phrases! But the goal is still the same – be the first to get rid of all your cards!

And despite the 7 year suggested age on the box, Genghis caught on very quickly and had a blast playing it. It has become our go to family game for game nights once a week.

From now until the end of the year get a free Shutterfly photo album when you buy UNO Roboto or any qualifying Mattel purchase at ToysRUs.

I wrote this review while participating in a campaign by Mom Central Consulting on behalf of UNO Roboto and received a product sample to facilitate my review and a promotional item to thank me for taking the time to participate.

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