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The Uno Wild card introduction

The Uno Wild card allows you to change the color of the game. It is one of the most powerful cards in the game and can change the gameplay entirely.

Uno Wild Card Summary:

  • Uno Wild card is black with a symbol containing all the colors.
  • It can be played on any color.
  • The Wild card is worth 50 points.
  • You are allowed to end Uno on the Wild card!

That information is usually enough for most people.

If you are happy with that information, you might be interested in our article about the Reverse card, and be sure to check out our other articles and rules:

  • Uno Attack rules
  • History of Uno
  • Minecraft Uno
  • How many cards in Uno?

But if you want to learn more about the Wild card (there is a lot more to learn), just keep reading!

What does the Wild card look like?

The most logical place to start is to show how the Uno wild card looks like. We are 99,99% certain you already know this. At least if you have seen any of the pictures on this page. But let us just make sure that you know what the wild card looks like.

The Uno Wild card is black with a symbol containing the four Uno colors. Red, Blue, Green, and Yellow. Please donot confuse it with the Wild Draw Four card, which looks very similar.

The difference is that the Wild Draw Four has “+4” written on it, while the Wild Card only has the four-color symbol on it or the text “Wild” or “Wild Card”.

In this section, we will cover all the Uno wild card rules. After reading this part of the article, you will know all the official rules regarding the wild card.

Official rules from Mattel:

Uno Wild Card:

  • When you play this card, you may change the color being played to any color (including the current color) to continue play.
  • You may play a Wild card even if you have another playable card in hand.*
  • If this card is turned up at the beginning of the play, the person to the left of the dealer chooses the color to begin play and plays the first card.

You can read all the official rules in our easy to read PDF: Uno Rules PDF.

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*Please note that this does not apply to the Wild Draw 4 card which can only be played if you don’t have any cards that matches the color (not the number) of the card on the Discard pile.

Pretty simple, right? Well, it is, and it isn’t, and what we mean by that is that the rules are pretty straightforward, but after playing a lot (and we really mean, a lot) of Uno, we have encountered some frequently asked questions that might arise when you play.

Let’s take a look.

Below you will find the most common Wild Uno card questions. Don’t forget to check out our extensive Uno FAQif you want to learn more.

Can you end uno on a wild card?

This is a general question asked by many, and the answer is: Yes, you can end Uno on a wild card. There is nothing in the official rules that states that you can’t.

It can actually be a good idea to save the card as long as possible and end Uno on a Wild card when you think about it. The reason being that you can put the Wild card on any card as long as your turn is not skipped, thus guaranteeing that you can go out when you have one card left.

Does this mean that you always should save the Wild card to the end?

Well, this is a common tactic, but you need to be aware that although it is easy to end Uno on a Wild card, it might be harder to come to the end. Put another way; it can take longer to reach “Uno” if you are hoarding the best cards, and thus making it easier for your opponents to win.

Can you put a wild card on a wild card?

This depends. If you want to play two cards at the same time, then no, it is not allowed. Remember, in the official Uno Rules; you can never play more than one card at a time.

But, if the player before you play an Uno Wild card, you are allowed to put a wild card on a wild card!

Let’s take a look at two examples.

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When a wild card on a wild card is not allowed.

Player A has two wild cards and puts both down on top of each other (wild card on a wild card). This is not allowed according to the official Uno rules and is called stacking.

When a wild card on a wild card is allowed.

Player A plays a Wild card and chooses the color red. Now you have to play a red card, but you can also choose to play another Wild card and to change the color to any color you wish.

When I play the Wild card, do I play another card at once?

No, according to Uno’s official rules, you can only play one card at a time. This holds true when it comes to the Wild card in Uno as well.

How do I score the Uno Wild card?

The Uno wild card counts as 50 points per card. This is another reason to be careful of trying to win Uno with a wild card. Since it can end up that you are sitting on cards that give your opponents a lot of points!

The whole point table:

  • All number cards (0-9) = Face value
  • Draw 2 = 20 points
  • Reverse = 20 points
  • Skip = 20 points
  • Wild = 50 points
  • Wild Draw 4 = 50 points

What are the Uno attack Wild card rules?

Uno Attack is a more recent version of classical Uno. It comes with a card-shooter that shoots cards. This makes the gameplay more unpredictable and exciting.

The Wild card in Uno attack works the same way as in regular Uno. So there are no new rules you need to learn.

The difference when it comes to the Wild card in Uno Attack is that there is no Wild Draw 4 card and new Wild cards in the deck.

What makes this a bit confusing is that different versions of Uno Attack contain different wild card types.

Uno attack Wild card rules

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In the more recent versions of Uno Attack, there are two types of Wild Cards:

  • Wild card – Works as in regular Uno
  • Wild Attack – Choose the color, aim the shooter at the player you desire, and press the button twice!

The older versions can come with another two Wild Cards:

  • Wild All Hit – This card forces everyone in the game, except the player playing the card, to hit the Uno Attack launcher button once.
  • Wild Hit Fire – Forces the player to press the button until the shooter releases some cards (sometimes the shooter does not release any cards).

Do you find all this confusing?

So did we; that is why we made this awesome graphic.

But it can still be a bit confusing.

So we took it a step further and also made a unique, step-by-step guide with the official Uno attack rules. Here you can read our Uno Attack guide and the official: Uno Attack Rules.

If you have come this far, you are already an Uno Wild Card expert! But before we finish this article, let us take a look at some Uno blank wild card ideas!

Uno blank wild card ideas

Most newer Uno decks come with blank Wild Cards. A blank wild card is basically a Wild card that you can put whatever you want on!

One of the best things about Uno is that it is straightforward to implement your own rules while keeping the integrity and structure of the game intact.

In fact, house rules (that are rules that differ from the official rules) were so popular that Mattel started to add blank cards to the Uno deck as the standard.

So what can you add to these blank Wild cards?

Uno customisable wild card ideas

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Only your imagination sets the limit of what you do with the Unocustomizablee wild card ideas. The easiest thing is to put them aside or decide that they represent a regular Wild card or any of the special cards. But what is the fun in that?

Uno wild card ideas

Please feel free to change the Uno Blank wild card suggestions below to your own needs!

Forced giveaway – Select two cards from your hand and give them to another player. The other player can’t reject.

Follow the leader – Copies the last card placed. Good if it is a Wild Card.

Block attack – Negates the Wild Card Draw 4 card or any other special card.

Wild Card magnet – All players have to give you their Wild cards or any other card!

Discard color – All players should discard all cards with the color named by the player.

Duel – This is an exciting Uno blank wild card idea. Choose a person to duel with – each player draws a card. The player with the lowest value draws three cards.

Fair Play – Target a player with the fewest cards. They need to draw cards until they have the same amount as you have.

Guessing game – Guess what color is next in the Draw pile. If correct – discard three cards.

Gravedigger – when used, a player can swap a chosen card from the hand with a chosen wildcard from the discard pile.

Communism – all player’s hands are placed put together, reshuffled, and distributed evenly.

The slap – When played, all players need to put their hands on top of the discard pile. The last player to do so draws three cards.

Landmine – When played, put it face side up somewhere in the Draw pile. The player that has to pick it up picks up two cards and discards the landmine.

Turtle and the hare – Players with the least amount of cards in their hand skips their turn twice. Including the player that plays the card.

Recycle – Choose a player to draw two cards from the discard pile that is not Wild cards or special cards.

Freeze – Choose a person whose turn is skipped when it is their turn.

In the same boat – Everyone draws two cards.

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Purity – No wild cards can be played until it is your turn again.

Do you have any other Uno wild card ideas? Drop us an email, and we might publish them here!


What can you write on a blank wild card in Uno? ›

you can't make everyone lose if you have the blank card? You can write WHATEVER you want on those blank cards.

What is the rule of the wild card in Uno? ›

Wild – This card represents all four colors, and can be placed on any card. The player has to state which color it will represent for the next player. It can be played regardless of whether another card is available. If turned up at the beginning of play, the first player chooses what color to continue play.

What is the Joker's 3 Uno rule? ›

Batman Uno (2005) (The Joker's 3 Wild Card Rule): You have a total of 3 cards to make other players draw. You may distribute these cards in any manner (i.e. 3 cards to 1 person; 1 card to 3 people; etc.).

Can a wild card stop a draw 2? ›

Yes, you can end the game with an action card. If it is however, a Draw Two or Wild Draw Four card, the next player must draw the 2 or 4 cards respectively.

What is the blank card worth in UNO? ›

All number cards (0-9)Face Value
Skip20 Points
Wild50 Points
Wild Draw 450 Points
2 more rows

Can you stack blank wild cards in UNO? ›

You cannot stack cards. When a +4 is played the next player must draw 4 cards and lose their turn. You always have the option to challenge a Wild Draw 4 if you suspect that the card has been played on you illegally (i.e. the player has a matching color card).

Can a wild card stop a draw 4 in UNO? ›

The answer, unfortunately, is no. Here's the correct way to play the game: If someone places down a UNO Draw 4 card, you must draw four and your turn gets skipped. However, once the player is skipped, the next person can stack a Draw 4 or Draw 2 UNO card on it.

When playing UNO can you go out on a wild card? ›

According to the Rules of UNO! there is no prohibition against going out on a Wild Card, not even if that card is the newest Swap Hands card. Once it's played, the game is won and no further action need take place.

Can you challenge any wild card in UNO? ›

If you suspect that a player has played a Wild Draw 4 card illegally, you may challenge them. A challenged player must show his/her hand to the player who challenged. If the challenged player is guilty, he/she must draw the 4 cards.

Is there a 7 rule in UNO? ›

House rules

Seven-O: Every time a "7" is played, the player who played the "7" card must trade their hand with another player of their choice. Every time a "0" is played, all players pass their hands to the next player in the current direction of play.

What is the rule for 7 in UNO? ›

When someone plays a 7, that player must swap hands with another player. When anyone plays a 0, everyone rotates hands in the direction of play.

Can you triple stack in UNO? ›

No, you cannot stack any cards!

Can a draw 4 go over a draw 2? ›

In an attempt to clarify a common confusion in the game, Uno has confirmed that “Draw Four” or “Draw Two” cards cannot be stacked.

Can you throw Draw 4 over draw 2? ›

Soooo can you put a draw 4 on a draw 2 card?? No, you cannot stack! When a draw card is played, the next player MUST draw those cards and lose their turn to discard.

Can you put a wild draw 4 on a wild draw 4? ›

After a Draw 2 or Wild Draw 4 is played, the next player picks up 2 or 4 cards, respectively, and their turn is skipped. You cannot avoid picking up cards! You can put a draw 4 on top of another draw 4 as you can put a draw 2 on top of another draw 2 but must be the same 2 ontop 2 and 4 on top 4...

What's the most powerful card in Uno? ›

This means that the most powerful of all the cards in UNO are the Wild cards. The regular Wild card allows you to change to any color you choose, while the Wild Draw 4 card does the same while forcing the next player to draw 4 cards and lose their turn.

Is there a 0 Uno card? ›

Each color contains 19 cards, one number 0 card and two sets of cards numbered 1-9.

How can you tell a fake Uno card? ›

Most fake Uno cards also include most of the Uno logo. However, fake Uno cards rarely include the trademark symbol (® or ™) after the Uno logo, while Mattel almost always does.

Can you stack draw 2 in Uno all wild? ›

Stacking is when someone plays a draw card and the next player tries to block it by stacking another draw card to avoid picking up cards. You cannot do this. The next player MUST draw those cards and lose their turn.

Can you play a draw 4 if you have the color? ›

The little-known rule

Here's what the official UNO rules says about the Wild Draw 4 card: “You can only play this card when you don't have a card in your hand that matches the color of the card previously played.”

Can you match a draw 2 in UNO? ›

No. When a +2 is played the next player must draw 2 cards and lose their turn. They cannot stack.

What is an illegal wild draw 4 card? ›

You should only play a Wild Draw 4 when you don't have a playable color card in your hand. So if you play the Wild Draw 4 illegally (ex- you have a playable color card) your opponent can challenge it. If they catch you, you must draw 4 cards.

What is +4 card rule? ›

If someone puts down a +4 card, you must draw 4 and your turn is skipped. You can't put down a +2 to make the next person Draw 6.

Can you reverse a draw 2? ›

When someone plays a Draw 2 card on you, if you have a Reverse card of the SAME COLOR, you can play it and the penalty bounces back onto them!

Can you win Uno without saying Uno? ›

This settles the debate once and for all.

UNO has finally settled the long, agonizing debate on whether or not a person has to say the words “UNO Out” when playing his/her last card. The answer is no. You are not required to say the dreadful words on your last card.

Can you stack 7s in Uno? ›

Stacking numbers and words is permitted. For example, if a player has three 7 cards (of any color) they can all be added to the discard pile at the same time as long as the bottom card is playable (abides by the game play rules above).

Can you draw 6 in Uno? ›

A tweet from the official account of the Mattel-owned card game sent on Saturday clarified that the Draw 6 rule is null and void. That is, if the player before you plays a +4 card you cannot play a +2 on top of it to avoid drawing cards and force the next player to draw six cards.

Why is Uno called Uno? ›

They named it “Uno” after the rule to announce when only one card is left in one's hand, but also to subtly market the game's name repeatedly—like the game bingo—during play. At first, Robbins sold the games out of his barber shop, but he and Marie soon developed a plan to travel the country and hawk their game.

What is the 50/50 UNO rule? ›

A commemorative golden medallion collector coin is included, and when someone plays the special "50/50" card you flip it to see who will have to draw extra cards! Just like the last 50 years, when a player is down to one card, they must yell "UNO!" Colors and decorations may vary.

What is the 0 and 7 rule in UNO? ›

Playing a 7 allows you swap hands with another player, and playing a 0 forces all players to take their hand and pass it down in the order of play.

Can you put a draw 4 on a draw 4 UNO? ›

Uno has confirmed that "Draw Four" or "Draw Two" cards cannot be stacked. According to Uno's rules, when a "Draw Four" card is put down, the next player must simply draw four cards and lose a turn.

Is stacking illegal in Uno? ›

No, the official rules of Uno do not allow you to stack Draw 2 cards or Draw 4 cards. However, most serious Uno players allow rules for stacking draw cards in some form.

Can you stack draw 1 in Uno? ›

There is no stacking in UNO. When you play a Wild Draw 4, you choose the color and the next player must draw 4 cards and lose their turn. When you play a Draw 2 card, the next player must draw 2 cards and lose their turn.

Can you put down the same number but different color in Uno? ›

Multiple cards of the same type or number (but different colors) can be played at once. (Ex: If a player has a blue 7, a red 7 and a green 7 in their hand, they may discard all three cards in one turn.

Can you put skip on skip in UNO? ›

If you play according to the official rules, it is worth noting that you can't plat a Skip card on a Skip card in order to push the “skip” forward to the next player. Let's illustrate with an example: Player A plays a Skip card. This means that Players B's turn is skipped, and it is Player C's turn.

Do I have to say UNO out? ›

The moment a player has just 1 card they must yell “UNO!”. If they are caught not saying “UNO” by another player before the next player plays their turn, that player must draw 2 cards as a penalty. Calling "UNO Out" playing the last card is not part of the official rules.

Can +2 be stacked? ›

No. When a +2 is played the next player must draw 2 cards and lose their turn. They cannot stack.

Can you put a +2 on a wild +4 in UNO? ›

It's a hard truth, but UNO has officially confirmed that +4 or +2 cards cannot be stacked — at all.

What is a blank credit card? ›

These blank white plastic cards combine a slim profile (20 mil thickness) with a standard credit card size. The thin flexible plastic cards work well in many ID card applications that do not need encoded ID data, like loyalty cards, student ID cards and membership cards.

What do you put on UNO customizable cards? ›

Uno Customizable Wild Card Expansion Ideas
  1. Copycat - copies the last card placed. ...
  2. Steal turn - can be played anytime; steal someone's turn and rotation continues from the user.
  3. Disarm all wildcards - discard all wildcards from all player's hands from the game.
  4. Gem of true sight - select a person.
Jun 25, 2017

What is a white wild card? ›

The white wild, "tells the color of the cards that will be put into play until your next turn comes on," played an active part in the final stage when all the hands of his hands are getting less.

Can you customize UNO cards? ›

MyUNO® is your own version of the well-known UNO card game. You can personalise the game by adding 5 photos to the action cards of the game. You can add 1 photo per card colour (red, yellow, blue, green and black).

What is a 0% card? ›

A 0% credit card is a credit card with a 0% introductory/promotional interest rate available for a set duration. This means you can spread costs by paying off less than the full amount each month and still pay no interest. Once the offer ends, the standard rates will apply to the remaining balance of your card.

What credit card is transparent? ›

The Transparent Card offers a familiar experience for Truliant cardholders: a credit card with a low variable rate APR and no annual fee, no late, over-the-limit, returned payment, balance transfer or cash advance fees.

Can someone make a fake credit card? ›

Devices known as skimmers can illegally obtain credit card details. These machines capture information from the credit card's magnetic strip, which the criminal can then encode into a counterfeited, faked, or doctored card.

Can you put a draw 4 on a draw 2? ›

Soooo can you put a draw 4 on a draw 2 card?? No, you cannot stack! When a draw card is played, the next player MUST draw those cards and lose their turn to discard.

How can you tell a fake UNO card? ›

Most fake Uno cards also include most of the Uno logo. However, fake Uno cards rarely include the trademark symbol (® or ™) after the Uno logo, while Mattel almost always does.

Can you put a wild card on draw 4? ›

No, you can't play a wild card on a draw 4 card in Uno! Here's the difference between Wild card and Wild draw 4 card: Wild Card: You may change the color being played to any color (including the current color) to continue play.

What is a rare wildcard? ›

In MTG Arena, a wildcard is a card that can be traded for another card of the same rarity. Wildcards can be obtained in booster packs, and are available in all rarities: common, uncommon, rare, and mythic rare. As you acquire commons and uncommons of which you already own 4 copies, you earn progress to fill your Vault.

Is The joker The wild card? ›

In some card games, the “Joker” card is dealt to the players along with the usual kinds of cards. It serves as a “wild card” in the game. That means, if you have it in your hand, you can use it as any other card.

Has a wildcard won the Super Bowl? ›

Since the Wild Card System began in 1970, only ten wild card teams have advanced all the way to the Super Bowl. Of those, six won the Super Bowl.

Can you fake a Uno? ›

Conversation. There is no penalty for falsely calling UNO and while there are no rules in the instructions on yelling out the cards someone saw from a challenge, we don't think it's a nice thing to do.

What happens if you fake an Uno? ›

A False UNO, meaning that a player forgets to call UNO before touching the discard pile, results in a three-shot penalty.

Can you stack in Uno? ›

There is no stacking in UNO. When you play a Wild Draw 4, you choose the color and the next player must draw 4 cards and lose their turn. When you play a Draw 2 card, the next player must draw 2 cards and lose their turn.


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