Welcome to the homepage of #UNO on AfterNET!

If you already know the basic rules of the game, skip to how to play online.

Game Overview

The Deck

UNO is a card game played with a specially printed deck. The custom deck consists of cards of 4 suits (colors): red, green, blue, and yellow. The ranks in each suit are 0-9. There are 3 'honor' cards in each suit, labelled 'skip', 'draw two', and 'reverse'. There are special black cards, 'wild' and 'wild draw four'. There are two copies of each regular and honor card, except for the 0s, which only have one per suit. There are four 'wild' and 'wild draw four' cards each, producing a total of 108 cards.

Playing Your Hand

To start the game, seven cards are dealt to each player, and the top card of the stock is exposed to start the discard pile. If the exposed card has a special ability, it is treated as if the dealer played that card, and the special effect occurs (i.e., skip, draw two, reverse, or wild). If the exposed card is a wild draw four, however, it is returned to the deck and the next card is exposed. At each turn, a player may play a card from their hand that matches the suit or rank of the top exposed card, or play a wild or wild draw four.

Drawing Cards

If a player has no legal card to play, that player draws the top card of the stock, and may either play it or place it in their hand. A player may choose to draw the top card of the stock even if they have a legal play (known as reneging), but after having drawn the top card of the stock only that card may be played that turn (a player may intentionally do this when desperate to keep another player from going out). After playing a single card or drawing, the next player clockwise takes a turn, unless a reverse is in effect. If the stock is emptied, the discard pile is shuffled and turned over to replenish the stock.

Winning the Game

The hand ends when a player plays all their cards. When a player plays down to only one card, that player is required to say 'uno'.

Play UNO Now

To play, pick a nickname, change the channel to #uno, and click Continue: <javachat2>

Playing Online

For the online version of UNO, the game starts when someone types !uno in the channel. Players then have 30 seconds to join by typing 'jo'. Upon joining, each player is sent their seven-card hand via notice. The dealer exposes the top card, and play begins with the first person who joined. To play a card, the player types 'pl CN' where C is a color (R, Y, G, or B) or W for a wild card and N is a number from 0 to 9, an S for skip, R for reverse, or D for draw. So a red 3 would be played as 'pl r3', a blue skip would be played as 'pl bs', a wild would be played as 'pl w' and a wild draw four would be played as 'pl wd'. If a wild card is played, the player must declare a color by typing 'co C' where C is a color (R, Y, G, or B). If a player can not play any cards, that player must draw by typing 'dr' and then either play that card or pass to the next player by typing 'pa'. Play continues until a player has played all of their cards. The bot then declares a winner and awards points. A player can display the current top card at any time by typing 'cd' and can view his own hand by typing 'ca'. The game can be halted early by typing !stop. If only one player is around to play UNO, the bot automatically joins to make a two-player game.


  • No cheating, no cheating, no cheating!


!help          Game help system
!help intro    An introduction to UNO
!help howto    How to play UNO on IRC
!commands      List of UNO commands
!decks         Description of UNO decks

!uno [deck]    Begin a new game (deck: special deck name, see !decks)
!pause         Pause or resume a game
!stop          Stop a game already in progress
!remove [nick] Remove yourself or someone else

!won [nick]    Display number of games won
!stats         Display stats for this month
!records       Display all-time statistics
!top3last      Top 3 players last month
!top10 [thing] Show top 10 statistics (thing: points, games, 21)

jo <cc|msg>    Join a game (cc: color code, msg: use privmsg instead of notice)
cc <cc>        Change your nick to the given color (cc: 2-15)
ap <nick>      Assign any points you win to the given nick
go             Start the game immediately (bypassing the 30sec wait)

pl <card>      Play the indicated card
pp <cards>     Play multiple cards separated by spaces
co <color>     Pick a color after playing a wild card
dr             Draw a card
pa             Pass to the next player

cd             Show the current top card
ca             Sort and display your hand of cards
cs             Display your hand using the short format
cl             Display your hand using the long/full format

tu             Show the current player
od             Display the player order
ct             Show how many cards everyone has
st             Display game stats
ti             Display the game time