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How do you keep score in Uno?

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In Uno, points are given to the player who first rids herself of all cards. The amount of points given depends on the amount and type of cards remaining in her opponents' hand. The first player to 500 points is the winner.

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The person who first rids herself of all cards is said to have won the hand. The face value of each card is awarded for each card one-through-nine remaining in the opponents' hands. For example, if opponents' have a three card, a four card and two five cards, the winner of the hand is awarded 17 points.

For a "Draw 2," "Reverse" or "Skip" card, the winner of the hand is given 20 points. For example, if opponents are left with two "Draw 2" cards and a "Reverse" card, the winner of the hand receives 60 points. If this were in addition to the cards mentioned before, she would be awarded 67 points.

Finally, for "Wild" or "Wild 4" cards, the winner of the hand is given 50 points. For example, if opponents were left with one of each type, the winner of the hand would receive 100 points. If added to the running total, it would equal 167 points. If the player has not reached 500 points, another hand is dealt. This process is continued until one player accumulates 500 points. At that point, the player is declared the winner of the game.

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There are 108 cards in an Uno deck. The deck is made up of cards in four colors numbered from zero to nine. Additionally, each deck includes eight "Skip" cards, eight "Reverse" cards, eight "Draw Two" cards, four "Wild" cards and four "Wild Draw Four" cards.

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Uno is a game for two to 10 players and requires a specialized deck of cards. The dealer deals seven cards to each player, face down, and places the leftover cards face down on the play surface. To initiate play, one player turns over a single card in the center.

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A strategy for “Uno” is to discard higher-numbered cards first, unless the player has many same-colored cards. For instance, if a blue 8 is on the table but a player has one red 8 and several blue cards, he should play one of the blue cards.