Anyone who's played the iconic card game UNO should know how heated things can get between competitors.
NBA star Donovan Mitchell just got a taste for himself and took his beef up with social media to try and get some answers.
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Everywhere you go, different households play by different rules and heated arguments are commonplace.
While some house rules seem to be somewhat universally accepted, Mitchell's gripe has proved particularly divisive.
It centres around whether a player needs to say "UNO out" after putting down their last card, signalling an end to the game.
Now that's not to be confused with saying "UNO" straight after putting down your second-last card.
If the "UNO out" call sounds strange, you're not alone; this humble writer has never heard of it before either.
The issue appears to have reared its ugly head in Mitchell's house, with the Utah Jazz star posting a poll asking users whether or not it's an actual rule.
Do you have to say uno out when you play your last card in @realUNOgame ??? Heated debate rn wit the fam 😂😂
— Donovan Mitchell (@spidadmitchell) November 24, 2020
Somewhat surprisingly, more than 60% of what appears to be hundreds of respondents, believe you do in fact have to say "UNO out" in order to be able to win the game.
If you are caught before doing so - according to these rules - you must draw two extra cards and the game continues.
Donovan's poll question sparked a furious debate on social media, prompting UNO's offical lawmakers to put their foot down.
While calling "UNO Out" when you play your last card is a popular House Rule, it's not required.
🗣 UNO has spoken.
— UNO (@realUNOgame) November 24, 2020
Debate rages online about UNO rules
So there you have it, Uno has spoken and no, you don't have to say "UNO out" in order to win the game.
Judging by the response on social media, however, the issue is far from over.
While Uno's response gave an emphatic answer to Mitchell's question, debate still rages online about that and many other rules of contention.
You can stack +2’s
You can stack +4’s
You CANNOT stack +2 on +4 and vice versa
You call UNO when you have 1 card IN YOUR HAND
And ain’t nobody saying “Uno Out” to end the game. It ain’t in the rules. pic.twitter.com/FNlq158uqj
— Kaleb Richardson (@K_Richy1) November 25, 2020
Draw card stacking is not a thing either.
It’s not in the rules.
It’s a cheat someone invented to get out of having to Draw 4.
— Pièce de Résistance (@PieceDeReSister) November 25, 2020
You cannot stack cards. When a +4 is played the next player must draw 4 cards and lose their turn. You always have the option to challenge a Wild Draw 4 if you suspect that the card has been played on you illegally (i.e. the player has a matching color card).
— UNO (@realUNOgame) November 19, 2020
“uno out” and “uno!” are two different terms. you say “uno out” when you play your last card, and you say “uno!” when you’re playing your second to last card. signaling that you’re down to one card.
— 🌺✨𝓷𝓲𝓬𝓸𝓵𝓮✨🌺 (@nicoletishaa) November 24, 2020
Yes. Yes it is. If you don’t call UNO OUT after putting down your last card you draw 2 cards. End of discussion.
— Valerie-Anne (@Val_Anne2) November 25, 2020
You gotta say it when you down to 1 card. But not after you play the last card.
— Ben (@Sneaky__Ben) November 24, 2020
Whats funny is I also said "Uno" when you have last card left and then we always said "Uno Game" like the game is over when we laid down the last card. Never knew people said "Uno Out" but I would have understood what the person meant if I was playing in someone else's household.
— Bebe (@03Bisola) November 25, 2020
38% of people are correct. 62% of people didn’t read the question correctly and think they’re voting on if you need to say ‘uno’ when down to one remaining card.
— Travis Naylor (@tsntalkssports) November 25, 2020
No, we read it correctly. 62% of the people agree with saying “Uno Out” on the last card played. You still have to say “Uno” when down to 1 card. You are OUT of cards,when you place the last card, thus “Uno Out”. Quite Simple.
— KanSheMo (@Just_Kan) November 25, 2020
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