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The History of Uno

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Jennifer Doan

on 11 February 2015

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The History of Uno
By: Jennifer
What is Uno!
Uno began in 1971. Well, what is uno? It is a American card game for people over 7 years of age it requires 2-10 people. The goal of the game is to get all your cards out and you have to say Uno! when you have one card left, why? Because in Italian and Spanish "Uno" means one. Uno usually takes around 10 minutes for 7 cards but it just depends how many cards you are playing or your luck.
How to play Uno!
Why did I pick this Uno!
I chose this topic because I love playing Uno, it releases my stress and I am a curious person so I wanted to know the history of Uno!
Who invented Uno!
Uno was invented in 1971 by Merle Robbins he was a barber from Reading, Ohio before he invented Uno. Merle Robbin was born in 1912 (day and month not found) and died in Cincinnati, January 15 in 1984 at the age of 72. He died at the Good Samaritan Hospital on a Saturday (according to my research).
What inspired him to invent Uno?

Lines Of Inquiry
-The impact of exploration on self and others
-What motivates individuals to explore
- What we learn from exploration
- Use of science and technology to aid exploration
A Brief History Of Uno
In 1971 a man named Merle Robbins was bored and he loved playing cards so he was creative and wanted to create a new card game that's better than just cards so he invented Uno! Once Uno was invented he introduced it to his family and they played it more and more until Merle thought of selling it in his barber shop to make money cause the game was so fun and addicting. So he did sell it and it became a success. Later on Merle invested $8,000 to make 5,000 sets of Uno for is barber shop and other local stores in Ohio. Later on when Merle died and he sold Uno to the parlor owner in Joliet, Illinois. The cost? $50,000 plus royalties of 10cents per game. International Games Inc. was formed to market UNO, and sales skyrocketed. In 1992, International Games became part of the Mattel family, and UNO had a new home (it is still part of Mattel).
Merle Robbins inpsiration or what motivated him to make Uno was his love for playing cards and how he was arguing with he's son about the rules of Crazy Eights, which is a game in shedding-type card game for two to seven players. The goal of the game is to be the first to get rid of all the player's cards to a discard pile. This was favored in schools during the 1970s. So Crazy Eights is pretty similar to Uno because.

Uno Then
Uno Now
-Google Images
- UNO is America’s #1 Card Game Brand Still Going Strong for 40 years already.
-There are many different types of UNO like UNO Stacko, Hungry Birds Uno, Uno Star Trek....etc.
-One day in Charleston in West Virginia UNO fans Celebrated UNO's 35th anniversary by playing UNO with 330 people and broke the previous record which was playing UNO with 320 people!



Central idea
We are all part of the universe and are compelled to adapt and explore it!
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