Mastering the Art of Drunk Uno: Rules and Strategies for a Fun Drinking Game Night

Welcome, fellow geeks! Time to learn how to elevate your next game night with a tipsy twist on a beloved classic: Drunk Uno. This addictive spin on the traditional card game combines skill, strategy, and, of course, alcohol for a hilariously entertaining evening.

In this blog post, we will cover everything you need to know – from the basic rules of Classic Uno to unique strategies designed to keep your opponents off their feet (and maybe even under the table).

Key Takeaways

Classic Uno is the foundation for Drunk Uno and has easy-to-learn rules.

The card types in Drunk Uno include Wild Card, Wild Pickup Four, Reverse Card, Skip a Turn Card, Pickup Two Card, and Number Cards with corresponding drinking rules.

Other drinking games that can be played using Uno cards include Move It, Treasure and Discover, Card Toss, and Memory Game.

Basics Of Classic Uno

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To play Classic Uno, each player is dealt 7 cards, with the remaining ones placed face down to form a draw pile; the top card is then revealed and placed beside the draw pile, forming a discard pile.

Uno Rules And How To Play

Before diving into the wild world of Drunk Uno, it’s crucial to have a solid grasp of Classic Uno rules. At its core, Uno is an easy-to-learn and fast-paced card game that can be played by 3 to 10 players.

The objective is simple: discard all your cards before any other player does so.

To begin playing Classic Uno, each player is dealt seven cards facedown while the remaining pile becomes a draw stack. The top card from this draw pile gets flipped over and serves as the starting point for creating a new discard pile.

During gameplay, each person takes turns placing their card face-up on the discard pile; however, it must match either in color or number with the card currently atop this stack.

Don’t forget about those specialized Action Cards found throughout your hand; these include Reverse Card (flipping turn order), Skip a Turn Card (ignoring next player), Draw Two (+2) Card (forcing next individual to scoop up additional pairings), Wild Card (allowing user pick whatever hue desired without restriction), and our personal favorite—the Wild Pickup Four (+4) Card where chooser opts hue direction AND makes neighboring competitor acquire four more in-stock options! Just remember though important rule: upon reaching only one outer piece left within the personal horde, yell aloud, “Uno!” Or else risk penalties—such as picking up double entendre new tiles—if called out by watchful eyes nearby first beforehand successfully doing so yourself!

How To Set Up Uno Cards

Setting up Uno cards for a game night with your fellow geeks is incredibly simple and straightforward. Just follow these steps:

  1. Shuffle the two Uno decks together thoroughly, ensuring that all 216 cards are well-mixed.
  2. Deal seven cards to each player, keeping them face down.
  3. Place the remaining cards in the center of the playing area as the draw pile.
  4. Turn over the top card from the draw pile and place it face up next to the draw pile, forming the discard pile.
  5. If the first card turned over is an action card (reverse, skip a turn, draw 2, wild, or wild pickup four), apply its effect accordingly before starting play.
  6. Make sure each player has their choice of liquor or drink nearby for when they have to take a shot or sip according to Drunk Uno rules.

With these steps completed, you’re ready to start an unforgettable night of laughter and competition while mastering the art of Drunk Uno – enjoy!

Drunk Uno: The Uno Drinking Card Game Rules

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Learn about the exciting and challenging rules of Drunk Uno, including card types and drinking penalties, to make your game night more fun than ever before.

What You Need To Play

To fully enjoy your Drunk Uno night with fellow geeks, make sure to prepare the following items:

  1. standard Uno deck consisting of 108 cards, including action cards and two of each number and color.
  2. Shot glasses for each player to consume their drinks.
  3. variety of alcoholic beverages, such as beer, tequila shots, and margaritas, cater to different tastes and preferences.
  4. Optional: a double deck of Uno cards if playing with more than 10 players or incorporating additional drinking game variations.
  5. comfortable space to gather around and play the card game while sipping on your favorite drink.
  6. A group of enthusiastic geeks who are ready for a fun-filled night of Drunk Uno and laughter.
  7. Lastly, ensure you have a good grasp on the basic rules of Classic Uno as well as the Drunk Uno modifications mentioned in this article.

Card Types And Drinking Rules

Drunk Uno adds a fun twist to the classic card game by including drinking rules. Here are the card types and corresponding drinking rules to keep in mind:

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Drunk Uno rules.
  1. Wild Card – The player who plays this card gets to choose the next color, and everyone must take a drink.
  2. Wild Pickup Four – Same as the Wild Card, but the next player also has to draw four cards and take a drink.
  3. Reverse Card – Reverses the order of play, and the person who played it must take a sip of their drink.
  4. Skip a Turn Card – Skips the next player’s turn, and they must take a drink.
  5. Pickup Two Card – The next player has to draw two cards and take a drink.
  6. Number Cards – Players can decide on actions for each number played, such as taking a sip or making someone else drink.

Remember that players must take a drink for forgetting the rules or asking questions, adding an extra challenge to the game. Happy playing!

Other Drinking Games To Play Using Uno Cards

  • Move It: Players must quickly pass their cards to the person next to them every time a “move it” card is played, with the last person taking a drink.
  • Treasure and Discover: Similar to a scavenger hunt, players must collect certain combinations of cards in order to win treasures but lose drinks for incomplete sets.
  • Card Toss: Players take turns throwing Uno cards into cups filled with beer or other drinks and take sips based on where their card lands.
  • Memory Game: Players try to recall the order in which certain action cards were played throughout the game, with each mistake resulting in a sip.

Move It

In Move It, players must pass their cards to the left or right when a certain card is played. This adds an extra layer of strategy and unpredictability to Drunk Uno, as you never know who might be passing their best cards your way.

One of my favorite strategies is to hold on to high-numbered cards until someone plays a “move it” card, then quickly pass them off before anyone else can react.

Of course, if you’re not paying attention and accidentally pass off all your low-numbered cards, you could find yourself in trouble later on in the game.

Treasure And Discover

Treasure and Discover is a popular drinking game that can be played using Uno cards. To set up the game, players need to shuffle two decks of Uno cards and place them face down in the center of the table.

The twist in Treasure and Discover is that certain cards have special rules attached to them. For example, if a player draws an Ace of any color, they get to make a rule that all other players must follow for the remainder of the game.

If someone breaks this rule, they take a drink. Additionally, if someone draws a Wild Draw Four card, they get to choose any player who then has to draw four cards and take four drinks.

Frequently Asked Questions About Drunk Uno

What are the rules of Drunk Uno?

The rules of Drunk Uno are similar to traditional Uno, but with added drinking penalties for certain actions such as drawing extra cards or forgetting to say “Uno” before discarding your last card.

How do you play the game safely and responsibly?

It is important to drink in moderation and ensure that all players are of legal drinking age. Additionally, it’s a good idea to have water and snacks available throughout the game to stay hydrated and avoid overconsumption.

What strategies can I use to increase my chances of winning at Drunk Uno?

Some popular strategies include hoarding powerful cards like Wilds and Skips, keeping an eye on your opponents’ discard piles, and bluffing by pretending you have a certain color or number in your hand.

Can you substitute alcohol with another beverage while playing Drunk Uno?

Yes, if some players prefer not to drink alcohol, they can substitute with non-alcoholic beverages such as soda or juice. The important thing is that everyone has fun while staying safe and comfortable during the game night experience!


In conclusion, mastering the art of Drunk Uno is a great way to add some excitement to your game night. With its simple rules and additional drinking challenges, it’s sure to keep your group entertained and laughing all night long.

Remember, always play responsibly and know your limits when it comes to alcohol consumption.




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