When you can play DOS, the sequel to UNO
It's the classic card game, version DOS.
Anybody who's familiar with the game UNO knows the utter betrayal you feel when your friends and family hit you with a Draw Four card, just as you thought you were going to win.
It's a card game that has been beloved for years and caused almost as many family arguments as Monopoly (almost). But watch out UNO, because Mattel is now introducing a new card game on the market and it promises to deliver. DOS is the successor to UNO and by the looks of things, it's going to shake up the format of the original game quite a bit.
The original game featured players sitting in a circle with a selection of cards in their hands and one upturned card in the centre. Players then take it in turns to place cards in the centre, matching by colour and number, trying to get down to a single card so they can yell "UNO".
The new game will start with not one, but two cards in the centre of play – hence DOS, which means two in Spanish. The rules of play are slightly different too, with the winner decided on a points system instead of simply emptying the cards in your hands.
But if you're worried you won't be yelling out in Spanish anymore, don't panic. When you get two cards left in your hands, you're still expected to shout "DOS" at the top of your lungs. It wouldn't be the same without it!
So the question remains, when will we be able to start destroying friendships with draw cards in the new game? Though details are still fairly under wraps, we know for sure that the game will be released in the US at Target in early March, with more retailers to come in August. We're hoping to see it hit Australian shores roughly around then too.
If you want to play the original game in the meantime (and wield all the power with the Draw Four card), you can purchase UNO cards at retailers like Amazon Australia, David Jones, OzGameShop and eBay.
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