Sababa Toys SpongeBob SquarePants UNO Special Edition Card Game Reviews

Sababa Toys SpongeBob SquarePants UNO Special Edition Card Game

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Jan 16, 2005 (Updated Mar 15, 2005)
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Pros:New faces perk up cards, New super absorbency card

Cons:Cost twice as much as the original UNO game, cards not coated for protection

The Bottom Line: These are for a limited time! Ahoy!


Let's just take survey really fast, raise your hand if you've ever played UNO with your kids or when you were a kid. Ok, good, that's about all of America, no wonder it's number one.

UNO SpongeBob Squarepants Special Edition in a tin. Sounds pretty fancy, doesn't it?

The characters on these cards include:
Gary
Mr. Krabs
Patrick
Plankton
SpongeBob
Squidward.

The cards include
Numbers 1-9
Draw 2
Draw 4
Reverse
Skip
Wild
Super Absorbency

New Rule
The game is played just like the traditional UNO game with one added rule, the "Super Absorbency Rule." The new card says "Super Absorbency" and it looks like the wild card with a huge sponge sitting in a little tub. The super absorbency card indicates to the person who has the least amount of cards to absorb one from the person sitting next to them.

Game play in a nutshell
Perhaps you still remember the rules of UNO, if not I will jog your memory. The player must play a matching color, number, or command card. A wild card can change the color. There are skip and reverse cards as well as draw 2 and draw 4 cards. The player with the least cards absorbs a card form the neighbor when the absorbency card is played. When the player has only one card remaining in their hand they are to call out "UNO" (meaning one) to alert the table. The person who runs out of cards first wins the game. The rest of the players have to count up how many points they have in their hands. The instructions go into more detail and most people use house rules anyway.

Tin
The cards are packaged into a nice thin collectible tin. Maybe it will be collectible in your house but in ours it is already mutating from the kids handling it. Can you imagine what the cards would look like without the tin?

No Sticky Fingers
I must say these cards are not little-people friendly. The cards are small, thin, and have no protection against sticky fingers. There is no coating like some of the nicer cards. They are similar to playing cards in terms of quality and are even a little smaller in size.

It should be noted that these cards are produced by Sababa Toys and I believe the quality is much less than the original UNO game that was made by Mattel.

The game is recommended for 3-6 players ages 7 and up.

Educational Value
It is not all fun and games, there is some educational benefits to be learned here as well. First of you have to think before you throw, remember who played what, and most importantly who is out of what color. Motor skills are also practiced by holding, sorting, throwing, shuffling, and dealing the cards.

Our Experience
We, the parents, are big SpongeBob fans. We think the shows are hilarious so of course we want to play with these cards. The traditional UNO cards are boring to us after already playing them for years. We also enjoyed playing with the new mischievous absorb card.

Our kids were really thrilled when we got this game and they jump up and down when we ask who wants to play. We have the traditional UNO game but that was not quite the hit that this one is.

Overall
Even if you already own the classic UNO game, this should be a consideration as well because SpongeBob and the crew brings a whole new excitement to family time. The game is just $10 which is very reasonable for a game that will surely be played a few times.

Other card games:
UNO H2O
UNO Disney Princess
Zigity
Slamwich


Recommend this product? Yes


Amount Paid (US$): 10.00
Type of Toy: Game
Age Range of Child: 9 Years or Older

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