Uno removes red and blue cards to try to keep politics out of games
Games aren’t political — even the ones that involve storming the White House — but according to the maker of Uno, colors definitely are. So, to ensure that everyone in your family can reach across party lines to screw someone over with a Wild Draw Four card, Mattel has released a new, supposedly more politically neutral version of the card game, called Uno Nonpartisan.
The new version’s alteration in its bid for apolitical acceptance is the change from the traditional red and blue cards to purple and orange cards. This move away from the clearly politicized colors of red and blue should help keep families from getting too political around the holidays — saying “holidays” here is definitely political.
And if anything too controversial does come up, Uno Nonpartisan also has a new Veto card you can lay down to skip the turn of anyone who’s turning the topic of conversation toward politics during the game. We’re not totally sure how bringing up the presidential power to strike down rulings by other law-making bodies is supposed to stop the political talk, but hey, Uno rules are sacred so maybe it’ll work.