How to play with the UNOBot

Uno in a Nutshell

Each player is dealt 7 cards with the remaining ones placed face down (virtually) to form a DRAW pile. The top card of the DRAW pile is (virtually) turned over to begin a DISCARD pile. The first player has to match the card in the DISCARD pile either by number, colour, or word. For example, if the card is a blue 3, a player must throw down a blue card or any colour 3. Or the player can throw down a Wild Card. If the player doesn't have anything to match, they must draw a card from the DRAW pile. If they can play what is drawn, great. Otherwise, play moves to the next person (pass).

What Word Cards Mean

  • [D2] Draw Two Cards - When this card is played, the next person to play must draw 2 cards and forfeit his turn.
  • [R] Reverse Card - Simply reverse direction of play. Play left becomes play right, and vice versa.
  • [S] Skip Card - The next player to play loses his turn and is "skipped." Mighty clever.
  • [W] Wild Card - This card can be played on any card. The person playing the card calls any colour to continue play, including the one presently being played if desired. A Wild card can be played even if the player has another playable card in his hand.
  • [WD4] Wild Draw Four Card - This is the best, meanest, most sneaky card to have. Not only does the player get to call the next colour played, but the next player has to pick 4 cards and forfeit his turn. There is a hitch, however (of course): you can only play this card when you don't have a card in your hand that matches the colour of the card previously played.

Note: A player may have a matching number or word card of a different colour in his hand and plays his "Wild Draw Four" card.

Scoring

When a player is out of cards, he gets points for cards left in the opponent's hands as follows:

  • All cards through 9 = Face value (ie: 9 is 9 points)
  • Draw 2 = 20 points
  • Reverse = 20 points
  • Skip = 20 points
  • Wild = 50 points
  • Wild Draw 4 = 50 points

Syntax

  • .uno - to start a game, you join the game automatically then
  • .ujoin or .uj - to join a game
  • .play <first letter of the colour> <face value of the card> - plays a card (note: .p can be used instead of .play)
  • .draw or .d - draws a card
  • .pass or .pa - passes
  • .cards - to check which cards you have
  • .top, .topcard or .topcards - shows the current Top Card
  • .pce-on - turns on listing for colours in private
  • .pce-off - turns off listing for colours in private
  • .unostop - stops the current game, note only the person who started the game can do this.
  • .unostats pw 10 - Shows the top 10 users ranked based on percent-wins (note you can pick a different number than 10)
  • .unostats ppg 10 - Shows the top 10 users ranked based on points per game (note you can pick a different number than 10)
  • .unostats pw <nick> - Show the current statistics with ranking based on percent-win.
  • .unostats ppg <nick> - Show the current statistics with ranking based on points per game.

You will receive your cards via a NOTICE, which is private. Only you can see your cards, even if your client shows NOTICES in the same buffer as the channel.

Examples

.play wd4 b - plays a wild draw four from your hand, skips the next person and makes the colour blue. So the next card that is played must be blue or either a wild-card

.play b 9 or .p b 9 - plays a blue 9

.play r s or .p r s - plays a red skip

.play g r or .p g r - plays a green reverse

.play w g or .p w g - plays a wildcard and makes the new colour green

.unotop10 - displays the top10 in the rankings.

Object of the game

To be the first person to discard all of their cards.