Directions on Playing UNO Hearts

By Larry Simmons
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UNO Hearts is a game played with a deck of 108 numbered cards. The game proceeds through a succession of rounds in which each player tries to amass the fewest points. Though the rules are simple, winning requires strategy and luck.

Pick a dealer for the first hand and deal 13 cards to each player. Put the remaining cards onto the table as a draw pile.

Have the player sitting to the left of the dealer place a card face up on the table to open play. This can be any card of any of the four suits: hearts, yellow, purple or green.

Have the next player to the left place a card face up on the table that matches the suit of the previous card. If the player does not have a card of the same suit, he can play any card in his hand.

Continue around the table until all players have played a card. The player who played a card with the highest numerical value must collect the cards and add up the total point cards in the hand, noting the value down. Each heart card is worth one point for its value (a Heart 9 is worth nine points, for example), and the 13 yellow card is 13 points.

Play a wild card as any suit. Each wild card has a number on it; when taken, it denotes the number of cards to be drawn from the draw pile. Any point cards drawn must be added to the total points for that hand.

Have the player who took the last hand start play for a new hand. Continue playing until a player reaches 60 points. At that point, the player with the lowest score wins.