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UNO is the best travel game ever
Let's take a look at why that's just a plain and simple fact.
No Language Barriers - Speaking of languages, can your friends count? Are they not color blind? Congratulations, you have the perfect UNO partners.
Easy to Pack - Ever brought a deck of cards with you on a trip? Then you also know how to pack UNO! If you can't fit UNO into your suitcase, you've packed too many condoms.
Perfect Timing - A game of UNO never goes on for hours. If you bust out the Travel Scrabble, you can kiss that whole afternoon goodbye. And good luck playing that with your local friends in Russia, China or anywhere else where English is scarce. UNO is perfect for airports, planes, waiting for your friends to get ready for a night on the town and any other downtime you may encounter on a trip.
Sweet Revenge - Did your friend steal the window seat on the plane? Did she "forget her wallet" when you went out for drinks? UNO is all about screwing people over. Rather than fighting over how much someone owes you for the hotel room, why not just throw down a series of Reverse and Draw Four cards until they beg for mercy?
I've played UNO in Iceland. I've played UNO in Spain. I've yelled at a friend for not bringing UNO to Rome. I've been shooed onto a flight by impatient airline employees while trying to complete the final hand of a one-on-one UNO match on a trip to Sweden. I've played UNO as a child and I've played UNO as an adult. UNO is the same everywhere you go. And UNO is fun every single time.
So, rather than trying to pack Mouse Trap or The Game of Life, do yourself (and your friends) a favor and bring UNO with you on your next trip. Your trip, like the cards, will be wild.
Agree that UNO is the best travel game ever? Share your UNO stories in the comments. Disagree? Well, I guess you can try to make a case for Yahtzee if you really want to embarrass yourself.
Photo by Flickr user Natecull.