Uno Junior is a simplified version of Uno, which makes it more approachable to children aged 3 and over.
The game contains fewer cards and lasts about 15 to 30 minutes.
It’s the ideal puzzle and strategy game for your little ones.
Uno Junior contains 56 cards, distributed in the following way:
40 Animal cards from 1 to 9 for each color (blue, green, red, and yellow).
4 Draw 1 cards (1 per color): when placed, the next player must draw one card and their turn is skipped.
4 Draw 2 cards (1 per color): when placed, the next player must draw two cards and their turn is skipped.
4 Skip cards (1 per color): when placed, the next player loses their turn.
4 Wild cards: the player who places a Wild card is allowed to change the color in play to the color of their choice.
As with classic Uno, the goal of Uno Junior is to be the first player to get rid of all their cards.
You must remove all action cards when playing the game at level 1.
Deal 5 cards to each player by placing the cards in front of them (face up if necessary in the first game).
After dealing the cards, place the remaining ones face down as a draw pile. The card on top of the draw pile is turned over to start the game and form the discard pile. If it’s an action card, then it must be placed in the center of the draw pile and another card will be drawn.
The youngest player starts the game and play continues clockwise. Each player must cover the card at the face of the discard pile with a card of the same color or the same animal.
If a player cannot play their card, they draw a card from the draw pile. If this card can be played, then they can place it. However, if it cannot be played, then they pass and it becomes the next player’s turn.
During the game, every player must keep the number of cards they have visible.
As this game is intended for children aged 3 to 6, it is best to start with level 1. At this level, only number cards are used.
For level 2, all action cards are used.
In level 2, children must keep their cards in their hands and hide them from the other players.
When a player has only one card left, they must yell out “Uno!”.
If an opponent notices that a player forgot to yell out “Uno!”, then the player who forgot must draw 2 cards. When a player succeeds in placing their last card, they win the game.
Official rules in PDF
Here the instruction and rules of Uno Junior.