You probably thought you knew how to play UNO ...
You probably thought you knew how to play UNO ...

You’ve been playing UNO wrong

WHETHER IT'S Ikea furniture or a new Dyson, I've always followed the maxim that reading the instruction manual is for weaklings.

Even though this has resulted in more late-night tears over a FÖLJA than I care to admit to and a vacuum cleaner that sucks (but not in the good way), I've stood firm on my personal instructional ideology for my entire life.


The post that changed it all ...

UNO enthusiast and people's hero LaToya McCaskill Stallings has taken one for the collective team and delved into the oh-so-boring fine print of the UNO rule book.


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Most people's initiation into the world of the boldly-coloured card game of yore was an older cousin barking instructions at them on the floor of their grandparents' lounge room at Christmas time. Given this fact, it's no wonder most of us have missed some of the more technical details.

"So it's taken me 35 years on this earth to realise that I've been playing Uno wrong since I was a kid," wrote LaToya in a Facebook post, alongside a snap of the official rules.

"Did y'all know that you can only play the Draw 4 Wild card IF you have NO other cards that can be played? AND if you suspect that someone has illegally played this card, they have to show you their hand. AND if they in fact played the card illegally they must draw 4, but If not, the person who challenged the play must DRAW 6?


Here's LaToya's post in full:



People are losing their minds

"OMG I had noooooo idea!" replied one woman on Facebook, "Mind officially blown!"

"What? I've been playing this wrong my whole life," wrote another.

Others did not react kindly to discovering they'd been illegally UNO-ing for years.

"Well damn I been playing wrong," commented another player, "but I'm not switching it up."

Do with the information what you will, folks, but we're anticipating some serious loungeroom drama in the months to come.

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