Game: Uno Roboto
Publisher/manufacturer: Mattel Games
Recommended age: 7 years up
A modern twist on the classic game, UNO Roboto is a fun and interactive card game that everyone aged 7 years and up can enjoy. Following the same rules of classic UNO, two to six players attempt to get rid of all of their cards but with one catch: an unpredictable interactive robot mixes up the game every chance he gets. The robot calls out random rules and funny phrases that change the way you play. You never know what UNO Roboto will say next, but you’ll still race to say, “UNO.”
What we thought
This was great fun. Even LaLa (who is only three, though with very good number and colour awareness) was able to play it well. She did have trouble, at first, saying her name at the right time for it to be recorded, but the second time round she did fine.
My family has loved playing Uno (and the many variations available) for years, but I hadn’t successfully introduced it to the girls yet. (We do have a plain set of Uno cards, but hadn’t brought them out for a while.) I think this version is particularly suited to getting young children into playing card games because the addition of the robot’s commands and funny phrases grabs their attention. After playing it, the girls have since been more open to playing other card games (including a similar Scooby Doo game which is quite fun).
Would we recommend it?
I would recommend it, but I personally probably wouldn’t want to spend £24.99 on it. Argos currently have it available for £17.99 which is closer to what I’d want to pay (£15 would probably be my ideal.)
Disclosure: We were sent a free copy of this game by the publishers, but the opinions are our own.