Wednesday, 21 December 2011

fun with Uno

You probably don't expect to read about Uno at a boardgame hobbyist's blog. It is such a common game that there is not much to talk about; and to us gamers, it is much inferior to the kind of games that we play. But you can still have a lot of fun with Uno. On a whim, I brought it on a family trip, along with a number of other games. I introduced it to my children (6 and 4), using very slightly simplified rules, and we had a blast. It is simple enough for my 4-year-old to play, and the luck factor is big enough for her to win a fair share of games. She can't even fan her cards properly yet, and holds them in a stack, then flips through them one by one to see whether there is any card she can play. My wife and I prefer to play Draw Two's and Draw Four's on each other and not the children, and we blatantly encourage our children to play such cards on the other parent. Catching people forgetting to say "Uno" is fun. The simple "take-that" elements are fun. I don't think I want to play Uno with a group of adults, but the games with the family were a lot of fun. It is about enjoying the simple things in life, and the togetherness.

My hand of cards.

My family. 4 years old, none-of-your-business years old and 6 years old.

Uno was the most played game over that weekend.


Jason said...

"none of your business yearls old"

LOL! Nice. And, yes, never underestimate the simple games that many hobby gamers would scoff at. They're great with family (as you show here) and plant that seed in the younger kids for greater games in the future!

Anonymous said...

It's never the game that makes the experience, but the company you play it with.

And, I have to add, your daughters are beautiful. I hope we see more of them in future posts.


Hiew Chok Sien 邱卓成 said...

Thanks Jason, Mary. I do hope to bring up my children to enjoy playing games.