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These cards are mentioned in Uno instructions - you can use if you loose or damage one of the other cards, or you can use it to include custom house rules card into the deck. See reference in manual: What Are These Extra Cards For? Blank Card - This is a special card that you may use in one of two ways. If a card from your UNO deck is lost or damaged ...
Crazy Eights was a very old game when I first played it in the early '60's. Making a special deck to help remember the abilities of each rank (ie selling UNO) is brilliant entrepreneurship and marketing, but not a new game.
Getting the excuses out of the way early: I don't play much Uno at all, and when we do play we typically aim to win a hand, rather than keeping score over several hands. My strategy doesn't take any account of how near to 500 a player is, but presumably you should, as in the optimal Pig strategy. I aim to get rid of high value cards, but keep a wild card ...
I play the largest number I can and save my draws, skips, and reverses for when they can be used against a winning opponent. I really don't worry about number variety. However, I try to keep a low number of high value cards in my hand, namely reverses, wilds, and skips, in that order, so if someone manages to win I don't give them too many points. call ...
The only one I'll add is whenever a '0' is played, all players pass their hands to the person to their right (regardless of the direction the turn sequence is currently going). Players who receive a hand of one card must say "UNO" or receive the penalty.
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