Since 1971 Uno has been the favourite game of billions of people. Because of its exciting rules, people have been loving the game.
Uno has some specific rules regarding “Draw 2” stacking. When a player plays the “Draw 2” card or the “2+” card, the immediate player on the left has to draw 2 cards from the drawn pile.
Can a player stack “draw 2” in Uno?
A player on his or her own cannot stack a “Draw 2” card but if the player has a “Draw 2” card, he can certainly use it to turn the table. When a player plays plus 2 cards, the next player will have to draw two cards.
The official rule of Uno does not permit the players to stack wild cards like “Draw 2” or “Draw 4” cards. But the most entertaining way of playing Uno or continuing the game is to stack the “Plus 2” cards that are already in hand.
This is commonly known as the stacking of “Draw 2” cards. In this variant, when a player plays a “Plus 2” card, the immediate player plays another “Plus 2” card instead of drawing 2 cards. In this scenario, the next player will have to draw 4 cards as the previous two players have stacked “Draw 2” cards.
The game will be even more interesting if that player plays a “Plus 2” card instead of drawing 4 cards. In this case, the fourth player will have to draw 6 cards. Stacking is also common in “Draw 4” cards too where players might have to draw up to 12 cards at one time.
Rules of stacking “draw 2” card
The rule of stacking the “Draw 2” card is quite straightforward. When a player before you play a “Draw 2” or a “Plus 2” card, you will have to draw 2 cards from the drawn pile. You won’t get the chance to play as the turn goes to the next player.
The basic rule of the “Plus 2” card is simple as a player plays the card, the next player draws 2 cards and skips his or her turn and the game continues. But when it comes to stacking, the meaning of the card changes.
Stacking “Draw 2” cards would let the player avoid drawing 2 cards as he or she would counter-attack by playing another “Plus 2” card and passing it to the next player.
Is stacking allowed in Uno?
Stacking cards is not allowed as per the basic rules of Uno. But the rules can be tweaked when it comes to “Plus 4” or “Plus 2” cards.
- Draw +4 and +2 stacking
According to the official rules of Uno, a player will have to draw 4 or 2 cards when the previous player plays the “Draw 4” or “Draw 2” cards and lose his or her turn.
In the case of Draw 4 cards, the player will have to draw 4 cards and forfeit his chance and in draw 2 cards, the player will have to draw 2 cards and let go of his chance. House rules allow stacking of these cards.
Advanced Uno rules regarding “Draw 2”
Advanced rules of Uno add some additional rules to spice up the game. In this case, other wild cards like “Reverse card” and “Skip card” can be stacked over the “Draw 2” card to stop oneself from drawing two cards.
For instance, if the first player plays the “Draw 2” cards and the second player plays the “Skip card” then the third player will lose his or her chance. As the first player has played a “Draw 2” card, the fourth player now will have to draw two cards from the drawn pile.
Pass the pain with “draw 2”
A “Draw 2” card can make someone lose a winning game in a blink of an eye. For example, if someone has already played their second last card by saying “Uno” and on the next turn, the player before him or her plays a “Plus 2” card, then that player will have to draw two cards.
This is certainly a painful situation for that player. In this case, that player can pass the pain by stacking “Draw 2” cards if he or she has any in hand.
Funhouse rules regarding draw 2 card
House rules make the game even more interesting. But before setting the house rules, all the players have to be informed about the rules. One common house rule regarding the “Plus 2” card is, allowing players to stack “Plus 4” cards over the “Plus 2” cards and vice versa.
In this way, the game turns into an entertaining session when the “Plus 2” travels back to the player who has played the card at the beginning. Depending on the number of players, that player might need to draw up to 16 cards.