Anomia is a
fast word association card game that literally anyone from 10 years and up can
play. Even the most intellectual person will fumble when under pressure as they
try to think of a type of fish before the other player can think of a pop song.
It really feels like an even playing field, age makes no difference, only your
ability to perform under pressure! I highly recommend this for anyone and
everyone as both a great party game, and a great card game to play with friends
How to Play
each colored deck is a single round. Players take turns QUICKLY taking a card
from the deck and flipping it up in front of them and if their symbol matches
someone else’s symbol, they must try to name something from the opponents card
before the opponent can do the same to them. If a player draws a wild card with
two symbols on it, that card is placed in the center and how those two symbols
will also match up for more word battles. That player then also draws another
card. In the event of a draw, a third player will draw a single card from the
deck, the player to name something from that card’s subject first will win the
battle and take the opponents card, while the tie-breaking card is shuffled
back into the deck. Play continues around the table until the deck is empty.
Players then count up how many cards they won, and the player with the most
amount of cards wins.
Anomia is one of those games that I bring to every family Gathering, Everyone from my 60 year old father-in-law to my 10 year old nephew love this game as they feel they are on even footing with each other and love to challenge other members of the family to a battle of words. This is a easy birthday or Christmas present to get since it is so inexpensive and the value you get is amazing.
Giant UNO plays exactly the same as regular UNO but with giant cards. It’s almost impossible, even for adults, to hold these huge cards in your hand but that just adds to the fun!
How to Play Giant Uno
Much like regular UNO, the official way to win is to be the first to reach 500 points by winning a number of games with extra points given from Wilds. Every player starts with seven cards in their hand, and play, matching up colors or numbers to the pile in the center. You keep placing, or picking up cards, until one person has one card left, at which they yell UNO before any other players. When that player (or any other player) finally gets rid of their last card they have won that round.
Notes on Giant UNO
Giant UNO is the version that I personally own and I can tell your first hand that the Giant cards add to the energy and passion. The added difficulty of hiding these comically large cards from your opponent as well and organizing them and playing them certainly makes this game more challenging from a physical aspect. Kids respond well to the giant sized cards, even with their smaller hands. Certainly well worth it if you have an UNO loving household.
No of Players: 2-10 (4 Players is what I usually play with)
Time: 1 Hour (I have had some games that go for 20 min, and then others for two hours!)
Pricing: $5 USD, $7 AUD
Introduction to Uno
Uno is a fast paced card game with the goal of the game being the first to get rid of all your cards. This game is great for all ages and has very simple rules that anyone can pick up quickly. It’s a classic card game that is great fun for the whole family!
How to Play UNO
The official way to win is to be the first to reach 500 points which is done by winning a number of games plus wild cards and draw fours give extra points. I have actually never played with this rule and generally play until someone wins 3 games. Every player starts with seven cards in their hand, and play, matching up colors or numbers to the pile in the center. You keep placing, or picking up cards, until one person has one card left, at which they yell UNO before any other players. When that player (or any other player) finally gets rid of their last card they have won that round.
Notes on UNO
Like a lot of classic games there are house rules that you can add to the game to make it more fun (and arguably more confusing). For instance, some players play the rule if you play a seven, you swap hands with someone else. There is also the rule of when someone plays a zero, everyone’s hand moves to the person on their left or right (depending on which way the play is going). There are also heaps of variations with UNO, such as UNO Attack, UNO Junior, Giant UNO, and so on. They can have a slight variation on the standard rules but usually play is the same.