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Chris Gallo
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Looking for a card game that has similar card play (matching things, action cards ect) but is a step up from UNO. Any suggestions?
 
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Simon's Cat Card Game
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D. B.
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ManaSurge by Daily Magic Games has a mechanic shared with UNO. My gaming group really likes this game as a light, but somewhat strategic game!
 
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Fenderbass124 wrote:
Looking for a card game that has similar card play (matching things, action cards ect) but is a step up from UNO. Any suggestions?


When looking for the next step from a game, it helps to identify what you like about the first game.

Uno has "take that" cards, so maybe you could try Coup? It has a cool theme, and you can definitely get that satisfaction in Coup, but it also adds some extra mechanisms.

Or, if you're just looking for a simple card game but with a different basic mechanism, maybe try Sushi Go (introduction to card drafting with a really charming and enjoyable theme).
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Jordan Fraser
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Something like Red7 might be worth looking into.
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Ryan Morency
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Piña Pirata might be a good fit. It feels very similar to UNO, but it introduces a random rule you need to follow in subsequent rounds for card placement.
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Mason Kirksey
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Tobias R.
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Ghooost! is a light card game with numbered cards and actions and is really similar to UNO, but:
since it reminds so much of UNO, many people seem to totally misunderstand it. In UNO, you want to get rid of all your cards and play cards whenever possible, but there are situations in Ghooost, when you want to do the opposite: take back cards, although you could play something.

The point is: the game is devided into 2 phases and it makes sense to use the first phase to build up a strong collection of cards instead of getting rid of as many as possible.
I watched playthroughs and read reviews where experienced gamers didn't do it and just played it like normal UNO, which in my oppinion totally destroys the spirit of the game... It is very similar to UNO, but you shouldn't play it like UNO.


+1 for Sushi Go! - different mechanics, but the same lightheartedness.
I also want to mention No Thanks! and For Sale. Both are card games, both are very light, both have a "take that"-element, both are very, very easy to teach.
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Sushi Go Party! is another that might tempt you.
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Rhino Hero - card effects are very UNO. Otherwise it's a dexterity game with broad appeal (i.e. kids, adults)
Jungle Speed - what I usually recommend to UNO addicts (speed game)
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Tobias R.
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+1 for Super Rhino as "Dexterity UNO"
 
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Bart R.
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Schwupps is in the same vein.
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Pierre C
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Monopoly Deal Card Game is a similar price point. A little more mechanics because of the set collection, but I think is similar in card play.
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Alexander K
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+1 Pina Pirata
+1 Schwupps

I might also suggest Yardmaster as it has a similar filler feel and utilizes the concept of putting either like colors or numbers together when creating your train to score points, but with a bit more of an emphasis on set collection.
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cruisechum wrote:
Monopoly Deal Card Game is a similar price point. A little more mechanics because of the set collection, but I think is similar in card play.


This is an EXCELLENT quick card game. Very VERY good. Much fun!
 
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Nik Macmillan
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+1 Jungle Speed
+1 For Sale

Easy to learn, super fun
 
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Hot Death Uno uses two decks (some say three; either way, one deck is modified), and there are rules/card names for a family-oriented version.

http://pw1.netcom.com/~dljessup/hotdeath.html (original rules)
http://ehd.sourceforge.net/cards.shtml (family and non-PC card pics)

Love the combo 69 card and Mystery Draw (draw the number of cards based on the previously played card). Mwahahahah!

 
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Yardmaster Express! Or the new printing, Backyard Builders Treehouse.

This is basically UNO but with some basic drafting. It is just as simple, too; you're just matching colors and numbers. The drafting really takes it up a notch!
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Tem-Purr-A! SEriously! Awesome fun!
 
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Poserdisposer wrote:
Something like Red7 might be worth looking into.

First thing I thought of...
 
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Phase 10 is the game I introduced to my nephews immediately after they got the hang of UNO. They really enjoyed it as well, and it is a great next step.

A few years later, and they are deep into Dominion and Smash Up. We're making great progress turning them into mighty gamers
 
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Fenderbass124 wrote:
Looking for a card game that has similar card play (matching things, action cards ect) but is a step up from UNO. Any suggestions?


Yes - check the last thread you posted about this:

https://boardgamegeek.com/thread/1667856/uno-slightly-more/p...
 
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Trent Boardgamer
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We play Grassover Uno, but only with the adults.
 
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Chad McCoy
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Loot, Bandits, Mummy Rummy, and Wyatt Earp would all be worth taking a look at.

Other card games we like include Rook, Kigi, Morff, Five Crowns, King's Kilt, Calaboose, Seven Dragons, Torches & Pitchforks, Play Nine, Treasures & Traps, and of course, the ultimate card game, BANG!.
 
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