No game of UNO has ever ended in civility. Ever. In fact, every game of UNO I’ve ever played is etched into my brain because it is absolute horror. When I won, laying the final card down came with the crippling fear that my friends, whom I’d begged to play the game, were going to throw their cards in rage — and my eyes seemed to be magnets for flying pieces of glue-coated paper. When I lost, I feared my own anger would boil over like that of the Hulk. How could I lose at UNO? UNO. Otherwise known as the easiest game known to people who can color coordinate and read numbers. UNO, my friends, is a dangerous game. Which is why no one is surprised the cutthroat game of “I can match the number to the other number!” is becoming a game show, and an hour-long one at that. This is going to be better than Real World/Road Rules Challenge.
Okay, no it’s not at all. It’s a card game that requires players to match colors to like colors and numbers to the same numbers. According to Deadline, Mattel and The Gurin Company are developing two versions of a game show based on this mild-mannered card game: a half hour edition and an hour-long edition, for the really serious UNO-player. The daily half-hour version will award winners $100,000 while the weekly primetime edition will run for 60 minutes and dole out $1 million to winners.
The only question is, can we even handle that much UNO?
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