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Game nights should be easy. But finding the right game for the entire family, much less you and your partner, can be tough. At the Sherman home, we’ve gone simple and old school lately with Uno.
1. It's easy.
It’s basically Crazy Eights with cooler looking cards.
2. It involves strategy.
And, it can be be offense or defense. Play "with the ball" and go all out to get rid of your cards, or defend while playing the longer term game by attempting to leave a minimal amount of scored cards in your hand. There’s no wrong strategy either.
3. It can be sneaky.
You gotta say "uno" once you’re down to one card. If you don’t, there’s a penalty, and you gotta draw cards. Some players hide the number of cards they have and deliberately avoid saying "uno" in hopes of avoiding detection and then going out on the next turn.
4. It's fun for kids.
Kids love Uno, and if you play the "first player to score 500 points" way, it’s a longer form game that helps teach counting and winning strategies.
5. There are multiple versions.
Not only are there a few ways to play the game, there are several styles of cards. From Disney to NBA teams, there’s a style of Uno for everyone.
Your deal. Let’s play Uno.
A life-long and passionate community leader and Milwaukeean, Jeff Sherman is a co-founder of OnMilwaukee.
He grew up in Wauwatosa and graduated from Marquette University, as a Warrior. He holds an MBA from Cardinal Stritch University, and is the founding president of Young Professionals of Milwaukee (YPM)/Fuel Milwaukee.
Early in his career, Sherman was one of youngest members of the Greater Milwaukee Committee, and currently is involved in numerous civic and community groups - including board positions at The Wisconsin Center District, Wisconsin Club and Marcus Center for the Performing Arts. He's honored to have been named to The Business Journal's "30 under 30" and Milwaukee Magazine's "35 under 35" lists.
He owns a condo in Downtown and lives in greater Milwaukee with his wife Stephanie, his son, Jake, and daughter Pierce. He's a political, music, sports and news junkie and thinks, for what it's worth, that all new movies should be released in theaters, on demand, online and on DVD simultaneously.
He also thinks you should read OnMilwaukee each and every day.