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                       |                 Uno 52                |
                       |                 An FAQ                |
                       |             By KeyBlade999            |
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                       |           File Size: 14.6 KB          |
                       |         Current Version: Final        |
                       |  Previous Update: 9:20 PM 12/24/2012  |
                            Section Negative One: Donations            **UNO52_-1**
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                            Section Zero: Table of Contents             **UNO52_0**
      [Section Title] .............................................. [CTRL+F Tag]
      -1. Donations ................................................ **UNO52_-1**
       0. Table of Contents ........................................ **UNO52_0**
       1. Introduction ............................................. **UNO52_1**
       2. Version History .......................................... **UNO52_2**
       3. Legalities ............................................... **UNO52_3**
       4. Basics of the Game ....................................... **UNO52_4**
                               Section One: Introduction                **UNO52_1**
    Welcome to another FAQ of mine. This one covers the DS game known as Uno 52.
    Uno 52 is a Hasbro game adapted from another one of their games, Uno, made into
    a poker-style card game versus the matching-based one it once was.
    That's all I have to say on this game. Enjoy.
                             Section Two: Version History               **UNO52_2**
    Final - First and likely only version of this FAQ completed.
            9:20 PM 12/24/2012
                               Section Three: Legalities                **UNO52_3**
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    © 2012-2013 Daniel Chaviers (a.k.a. KeyBlade999).
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                           Section Four: Basics of the Game             **UNO52_4**
    Game Controls
    The Touch Screen can be used in lieu of the obvious choices, depending on the
     ~ D-Pad        : Move cursors.
     ~ A Button     : Confirm decision.
     ~ B Button     : Cancel/decline decision.
     ~ X Button     : N/A.
     ~ Y Button     : Challenge the play of a Wild Draw Four card.
     ~ L Button     : Challenge someone forgetting to call "Uno".
     ~ R Button     : Call "Uno".
     ~ Start Button : Pause/unpause gameplay.
     ~ Select Button: N/A.
    A General Uno 52 Game
    Game Description:
    The object of this game combines two concepts - the poker concpet of having
    the best hand, and the Uno concept of running out of cards. Whoever meets one
    of these objectives first will win chips.
    On each turn, you will have to either draw a card from the deck, or discard a
    card from your hand. The former is obvious. In the case of the latter, you
    must place the discarded card on top of the face-up card near the deck. These
    two cards must match in number/symbol or in color, or you must be playing a
    wild card.
    After this, you will play a card to your hand and select a card for it to
    replace, or opt to pass via the big blue "X" card next to the discard pile.
    There are a few special cards:
     - Skip: This is marked with a crossed-through circle. The next person will
             skip their turn, regardless of choice.
     - Reverse: The play order reverses.
     - Draw Two: The next player must draw two cards.
     - Basic Wild: This is marked with just four colors. This will change the color
                   on the discard pile to the card player's chosen color.
     - Wild Draw Four: Your antithesis and best friend. This will not only change
                       the color on the discard pile, but force the next player to
                       draw four cards. However, the play of this can be challenged
                       because it is illegal to play it if the player of it has
                       cards of the discard pile's current color. If challenged,
                       the card player will have to draw four cards ... but only if
                       the play was, in fact, illegal. If it wasn't, the challenger
                       then draws EIGHT cards. O_o
    Play generally circles around until conditions are met.
    There is one key thing to remember. If you get rid of your second-to-last card,
    you have to call "Uno" or you'll have to draw cards if someone notices. To call
    Uno, press the R Button.
    Game Scoring:
    Upon the beginning of each round, you must contribute one yellow chip, which is
    one point, to the pot. You can also find red (five) or blue (ten) chips in
    Upon the end of a round, the player who lost all of their cards gets a blue
    chip; the best poker hand gets the red chip. Therefore, it is better to focus
    on getting rid of cards. Any other player will toss in a yellow chip into the
    pot for every card they had remaining.
    So, the purpose of the pot? Well, if someone gets both the best poker hand and
    also runs out of cards, they win the whole pot! This is rare, and therefore,
    the pot can become a substantial imbalancer to the losers.
    What determines a "good" or "bad" hand? Well, here they are, from best to
       |    Poker Hands    |              Poker Hand Descriptions               |
       |  Five of a Kind   |  Five of the same card, barring suit.              |
       |  Royal Flush      |  Ace, 10, King, Queen, and Jack of the same suit.  |
       |  Straight Flush   |  A flush that is also a straight, or vice versa.   |
       |  Four of a Kind   |  Four of the same card, barring suit.              |
       |  Full House       |  One pair and a differing three of a kind.         |
       |  Flush            |  Five cards of the same suit.                      |
       |  Straight         |  Five cards of increasing consecutive values.      |
       |  Three of a Kind  |  Three of the same card, barring suit.             |
       |  Two Pair         |  One pair and another differing pair.              |
       |  One Pair         |  Two of the same card, barring suit.               |
       |  High Card        |  The best card in an otherwise-worthless hand.     |
    Game Modes and Setup
    Game Modes:
    Quick Play allows for a quicker set-up of a game by giving you fewer
    customization options. Custom Game allows the whole thing.
    The Special Modes allows for several challenge modes. These include
    Challenge Mode (five challenging levels), Endurance Mode (getting as high a
    score as possible before losing too much), Timed Mode (play within a time
    limit), and Solitaire Mode (play Uno 52 Solitaire).
    Game Setup:
    This assumes the full setup allowed in Custom Game.
    First is the player setup menu. You can choose from two to four players, and,
    if four players are being used, whether to play on teams. Team members will
    play separately, but their benefits and losses affect each other the same.
    Next, you'll choose whether each of the players will be a human or computer.
    Human players are capable of passing around the Nintendo DS console, so there
    is no need for the use of local Wi-Fi. If a computer is in use, you can choose
    their difficulty (easy, normal, hard), at the bottom.
    Then you can choose the game type. There are several modes you can play. Some
    of them also have certain win conditions that can be edited as well.
     - Endless, where you play until you want to stop.
     - Chips, where you end upon meeting a certain score. This score can be 50,
       100, 150, 200, 250, 300, 350, 400, 450, or 500 chips.
     - Uno Wins, where you end the game after someone runs out of cards so-many
       times. This number can be 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, or 10 times.
     - Poker Wins, where the game ends after someone has the best poker hand
       so-many times. This number can be 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, or 10 times.
     - Pot Wins, where you end the game after someone gets the pot so-many times.
       This can be 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, or 10 times.
     - Survival, where you lose if you run out of chips, and then leave the game.
       The last person remaining is the winner. You can opt to start with 25, 50,
       75, 100, 125, 150, 175, or 200 chips.
    You can also choose to play using the house rules. If on, you get to choose a
    few things. These can include the ability to use a Wild card on your poker hand
    to change the color of a card; the ability to play multiple Draw Two cards in
    one turn to increase the number drawn; how many cards are drawn upon being
    successfully challenged on not saying Uno, which is zero to five; how many
    cards you start with, which is five to fifteen; and, finally, the ability to
    play Wild Draw Four cards illegally for an attempt at a bluff.
    Then there are the alternate cards. If you opt to use them, then you can use
    a Wild version of the Reverse and Skip cards; a Wild Symbol card, which allows
    the card's player to choose a number or symbol; an All Draw Two card, which
    makes everyone but the card's player draw two cards; and a Joker card, which
    will adjust itself to become a card that makes your poker hand the best it can
    After the various thematic themes are chosen, you can finally begin your game.
    This is played along the general rules outlined previously, in addition to any
    changes in the house rules and such you may have made. Good luck.
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