Playing UNO at PurpleSurge

Here on PurpleSurge we have #Uno where you can play the cardgame via IRC. The instructions are below:

To play a card type "play [color b/g/y/r] [number/word on card]"
For example: "play b 0" will play the Blue zero card
For example: "play g dt" will play the green Draw Two card
For example: "play r r" will play the red reverse card
For example: "play wild" will play a wild
For example: "play wdf" will play a wild draw 4

[UnoBot] Top card: Blue 0
UnoBot- your cards: Red 0 - Blue 9
PLayer] play b 9
[UnoBot] Player played a Blue 9

More UNO commands

  • !uno - Starts the game
  • join - Join the game
  • !unoremove - removes yourself from the game
  • !unoend - Stops the current game
  • draw - draw a card from the deck if you cant match the top card
  • pass - pass your turn to the next player (much draw first)
  • count - displays the amount of cards in each players hand
  • order - displays players in order by turn
  • !unostat - stats for a player !unostat [username]
  • !unotop10 - displays top 10 players

UNO in a nutshell

Each player is dealt 7 cards with the remaining ones placed face down to form a DRAW pile. The top card of the DRAW pile is turned over to begin a DISCARD pile. The first player has to match the card in the DISCARD pile either by number, color or word. For example, if the card is a red 7, player must throw down a red card or any color 7. Or the player can throw down a Wild Card. If the player doesn't have anything to match, he or she must pick a card from the DRAW pile. If he or she can play what is drawn, great. Otherwise he or she passes and play moves on to the next person. Once a player has no cards left, the game is over. Points are scored (see scoring section) and you start over again.

Object of UNO

Points are scored by ridding yourself of all the cards in your hand before your opponent(s). You score points for cards left in your opponent's hands. Cards are as follows:

  • 19 Blue Cards - 0 to 9
  • 19 Green Cards - 0 to 9
  • 19 Red Cards - 0 to 9
  • 19 Yellow Cards - 0 to 9
  • 8 Draw Two cards - 2 each in Blue, Green, Red and Yellow
  • 8 Reverse Cards - 2 each in Blue, Green, Red and Yellow
  • 8 Skip Cards - 2 each in Blue, Green, Red and Yellow
  • 4 Wild Cards 4 Wild Draw 4 cards

What word cards mean

  • Draw Two Cards - When this card is played, the next person to play must draw 2 cards and forfeit his or her turn.
  • Reverse Card - Simply reverse direction of play. Play left becomes play right, and vice versa.
  • Skip Card - The next player to play loses his or her turn and is "skipped."
  • Wild Card - This card can be played on any card. The person playing the card calls any color to continue play, including the one presently being played if desired.
  • Wild Draw Four Card - This is the best, meanest, most sneaky card to have. Not only does the player get to call the next color played, but the next player has to pick 4 cards and forfeit his turn.


When a player is out of cards, he/she gets points for cards left in the opponent's hands as follows:

  • All cards through 9 = Face value
  • Draw 2 = 20 points
  • Reverse = 20 points
  • Skip = 20 points
  • Wild = 50 points
  • Wild Draw 4 = 50 points

Word scramble

Also on PurpleSurge we have #Word where you can play word scramble. This game is not difficult to play at all. You simply type !word and you try to unscramble the word before time runs out. Once time runs out and the bot announces "Word", you simply type !word again and start all over. Play as long as you want. Word scrambling list will be updated daily.

  • In order to see your score type !score
  • In order to see someone else's score type !score [nicknamehere]

Hope you enjoy these games.