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Uno Spin: Travel
TO GO! Games
Your Price: $11.99
(Worth 1,199 Funagain Points!)
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Players: 2 or more
Ages: 14 and up
Weight: 244 grams
Language Requirements: This is a domestic item. Manufacturer's rules are printed in multiple languages (including English). Game components are language-independent.
Average Rating: 4 in 1 review
You probably already have your settled opinion of UNO, so nothing I'm going to say will change that. The review assumes that you already play UNO. So I'll tell a bit about the materials and the game mechanics.
The play is basic UNO. The cards are the standard UNO cards, with a few additions to the graphics for the travel game. In addition, when a spin card is played (regular number cards that have a special spin background), the next player spins and does the result. The possible results are mixed between things that are good and bad for the player spinning. It is possible that the spin will result in either drawing or discarding several cards at one time. So someone might have several cards in hand and still be able to go out immediately. (Or the reverse. In one game with my wife I didn't even get to play a card in one game, and went from one card to drawing 13 in another, both several hundred point losses for me.) If you already have the full sized UNO Spin, the designers have different actions on the spin for the travel version. It general, the spin factor makes the game even more random than regular UNO, so strategy takes an even further back seat to watching how fast someone's luck can change.
The travel game is reasonably well made. The spinner has rubber feet so the spinner doesn't slip when you spin, and the spin action is smooth. The spinner holds the draw and discard piles. It also has a little clip you can use to hold the cards in place when you are not playing. We played with 5 people waiting for our food in a restaurant, with no major problems. I would still keep the box to hold the game for storage. The cards are about 1/3 size, which is not too bad, but they are of cheaper cardboard than some other similar card games. The spinner and cards are small enough that the whole game could fit into a large coat pocket, or a reasonably large cargo pants pocket.
If you are into UNO and its variants and you enjoy seeing peoples fortunes change in a single spin, I would add this to your collection.