Introduction to Avengers Uno
Avengers Uno is a variant of the popular card game that was released in 2019. It follows many of the same rules as classic Uno with just one slight twist. The only change in the game is the addition of the Avengers Assemble card. There are four of them in the deck. It’s also called the shield card.
In a regular Uno deck, the Avengers Assemble cards would be replaced by a shuffle hands card, a swap hands card, and two customizable blank cards.
The objective of Avengers Uno
The objective in Avengers Uno is to shed your cards faster than your opponents in every round. Uno is a winner take all game so, at the end of a round, you’re awarded all the points if you win. Your opponents get no points. Once you accumulate 500 points, you win.
Avengers Uno Setup
Avengers Uno deck Composition
The Avengers Uno deck contains 112 cards:
- 19 Blue cards, 0-9 (one zero, two of each of the other numbers 1-9)
- 19 Green cards, 0-9 (one zero, two of each of the other numbers 1-9)
- 19 Red cards, 0-9 (one zero, two of each of the other numbers 1-9)
- 19 Yellow cards, 0-9 (one zero, two of each of the other numbers 1-9)
- Eight Skip cards – two of each color: blue, green, red, and yellow
- Eight Reverse cards – two of each color: blue, green, red, and yellow
- Eight Draw 2 cards – two of each color: blue, green, red, and yellow
- Four Wild cards
- Four Wild Draw 4 cards
- Four Avengers Assemble cards
Avengers Uno Gameplay
Avengers Uno is played in the same way and with nearly all of the same rules as classic Uno.
- You all draw a card. The player whose card has the highest numerical value becomes the dealer. Cards with symbols instead of numbers are assigned a value of zero.
- The dealer shuffles the deck and hands each player seven cards.
- Place the remaining cards facedown on the table. This will be your draw pile.
- The player to the left of the dealer starts off the game by placing a card face-up on the table. This will be your discard pile. Player order follows a clockwise (left to right) path.
- The next player has to match either the color of the card or the number on it and puts down a matching card.
- If you don’t have a matching card, you have to draw one from the draw pile. If the card you draw still doesn’t match, your turn is forfeited.
- When playing your second-last card, you have to say “Uno” so the other players know you only have one card left. The penalty for failing to say “Uno” is drawing two cards.
- You can’t be penalized if the player after you plays without realizing your mistake,
- The game continues until one player sheds all their cards. The first player to shed all their cards is the winner of that round.
- At the end of every round, you tally your points, shuffle the deck, and continue playing until one player accumulates 500 points.
What does the shield card do in Avengers Uno?
The Avengers Assemble card is a powerful one in Avengers Uno. The card has two major roles:
- It’s a shield against Draw 2 and Wild Draw 4 cards. In this role, you can defend against Draw 2s and Wild draw 4s whenever they’re used against you. This feature is not available in regular Uno where there is no recourse against a Draw 2 or Draw 4 card. If a Draw 2 is played against you, you have to draw two cards. You can challenge a Wild Draw 4 but a wrong challenge is penalized by two extra cards on top of the four. In Avengers Uno, you can block Draw 2s and Wild Draw 4s with the Avengers Assemble card.
- It’s a wildcard. In this role, you can determine which color continues to play. But since there are already four wildcards in the deck, using the Avengers Assemble card in this manner is not advisable. It’s wasteful.
Scoring in Avengers Uno
Winning a round of Uno requires you to get rid of all the cards in your hand before any of your opponents. The cards your opponents are left holding are then tallied up. You are awarded all the points according to the table below:
|Numbered cards 0 – 9||Face value|
|Draw 2 card||20|
|Wild Daw 4 card||50|
|Avengers Assemble card||50|
If you reach 500 points, you win the game outright. If no one manages to accumulate 500 points, you shuffle the deck and continue playing until someone does.
As an alternative to the above system, you can tally points at the end of every round and award them to the players holding the cards. You keep this going until one player hits 500 points. Once this milestone is achieved, the winner is the player with the lowest number of points.