Uno celebrates its 40th anniversary this season, and really do not think to celebrate rather than get a deck of Uno cards into every home in America. Sound absurd? Well whenever they charge only $1.00 to the promotional 40th anniversary Uno deck, its difficult to imagine that they actually do anything else.
The Uno card game was invented in 1971 by Merle Robbins. Merle with his fantastic family funded the initial print run of 5,000 decks, and later on sold the experience to International Games for the lump sum plus royalties on future copies sold. Mattel picked up the action in 1992, publishing numerous Uno variants besides the traditional Uno, the industry staple in mere about every game closet.
Uno celebrates its 40th birthday this season. What better way to celebrate the 40th anniversary of Uno compared to charging beside nothing for that cards? Well, definitely away would have been a good start, but charging $1.00 to get a deck of 40th anniversary Uno cards is usually a close second. And that is what Mattel has been doing. As of January 2011, promotional decks in the 40th Anniversary edition of Uno are around for only $1.00.
The Uno 40th anniversary edition Monopoly rule features throwback graphics within the fronts and backs in the cards which are sure to invoke a sense nostalgia in anyone 20 or more. The game has got the look and feel from the Uno cards I remember playing when I was obviously a kid, before they slapped every Disney character imaginable onto them. The rules are the same as normal Uno, with all the only notable difference being the retro design in the cards.
The Uno 40th anniversary edition card game was available through large retailers like Walmart and Target. I personally saw one display inside a local Walmart in which the 40th Anniversary Uno decks were placed about the end cap in the large cardboard display. However, considering that the price only agreed to be $1.00, most from the copies were snatched up quickly. Luckily it is possible to some decks skating those big box stores.
Early in February, I went shopping at Walmart and spent a few momemts looking at the Hasbro Crazy eights rules. I found one copy of 40th anniversary Uno mixed in with all the other games. It is likely that this item ended up being left somewhere from the store and restocked in together with the other games. I had a similar thing happen 2-3 weeks before at the local Target. Since I knew the retail was just $1.00, I grabbed it, although I couldn’t get a price tag. Sure enough, it only agreed to be $1.00.
If about to catch lucky enough to discover a straggler deck mixed in using the other games, it is possible to pay reasonably limited and purchase the 40th anniversary Uno on Amazon or eBay. You are going to pay in excess of the promo price, but at the very least you will have a copy of the collectors edition Uno.