Uno, the easiest card game and the most serious test of friendship, has been around for quite some time now.
It's one of the most popular card games across the globe but its roots lie in Ohio, US. Invented by a barbershop owner, the game has seen a lot of developments over the years. From Barbie to Mario themed cards, Uno has been teaching children to read and count for decades.
But even though its rules are simple, there is one that players have been misusing for their advantage - the dreaded +2 and +4 rule.
A few days ago, Uno confirmed over Twitter that stacking these cards to avoid drawing more cards has actually never been allowed. Considering that it's everyone's favorite strategy and the most fun part of the game, people were extremely upset with Uno's announcement.
Keep reading to find out more and to see the people's hilarious attempt at arguing with Uno about how to play Uno.
Uno's been with us for a long time, but only quite recently did it receive the hype it deserves.
The game has been around for over forty years as it first came out in 1971.Uno Rules, since then, it has sold over 150 million copies across more than eighty countries.
It's a great way to teach children to read and count.
He came up with the idea after having an argument with his son about the rules of another game called Crazy Eights.
He introduced Uno to his family and they all loved it.
At first, Robbins only sold the game at his barbershop.
Their agreement also included ten cents off every game sold.
In 1992, Mattel bought the company.
The move made the game more attractive to an even larger audience of different ages and cultures.
The twenty-five spin-offs include Uno Dice, Uno Bingo, and Uno Madness.
Meanwhile, the spin-offs are completely different methods to play the same game.
The rules of Uno are very simple and straightforward, there's no denying that.
The rule concerns two cards: the +2 and +4.
Over the years, people have interpreted the rule the wrong way to avoid drawing the cards.
The most fun and cruel part of it is that this goes on until someone has no +2 or +4 cards left to add to the chain.Business Insider says, can be anything from 4 to thirty-two cards! Needless to say, this strategy has been destroying friendships for years.
However, that's about to change.Hype Beast, Uno has just confirmed on Twitter that the official rules of the game don't allow such stacking of cards.
And they know we've been using the strategy.
If someone puts down a +4 card, you must draw 4 and your turn is skipped. You can’t put down a +2 to make the next… https://t.co/sYAQzsxFfY— UNO (@UNO)1556989206.0
People did not take the news lightly.
It's safe to say, Uno's tweet shook the world.
But thanks to the fans' outrage, we now have some pretty hilarious tweets to read.
The "My house, my rules" argument.
@realUNOgame Every game of Uno I've ever played has started with "How we playing?" not "What are Uno's official rul… https://t.co/HJaPVH4WKK— Sakinah Hofler (@Sakinah Hofler)1557119785.0
Twitter-user @uverneous said, "Instructions book says house rules apply so delete this asapually."
@realUNOgame https://t.co/fouFF5Us1M— JEFÉ (@JEFÉ)1557072460.0
Others weren't sure what the official rule meant.
@realUNOgame https://t.co/HqGqgvU4d2— Brádley (@Brádley)1557030723.0
There were a few good souls out there who were shocked that someone was actually stacking cards.
@realUNOgame https://t.co/Fm7wdl6Pvs— bootiful disaster⁷ (@bootiful disaster⁷)1557085003.0
After all, the competitive Uno fights are real.
@realUNOgame Don't tell me what to do mom https://t.co/AhRevnaOOA— Poltergeist🏳️🌈 (@Poltergeist🏳️🌈)1557072751.0
Most people, however, weren't bothered by the fights and just outright refused to follow the official rule.
@realUNOgame aint no body asked yall.. https://t.co/2K8EEiqyuj— the artist formerly known as money mateo 💰 (@the artist formerly known as money mateo 💰)1557076402.0
@q_theflyguy told Uno, "You don’t know how to play the game right."
@realUNOgame What do you say? I can't hear you. https://t.co/p3d5KD2To1— 🐹🎮 Hamster Joueur : les bons plans jeux vidéo (@🐹🎮 Hamster Joueur : les bons plans jeux vidéo)1557202763.0