While video games continue to grapple with whether or not they want to lean into politics, a decidedly less turbulent franchise is making the move to remove all politics from the kitchen table. Mattel Games has released “Uno Nonpartisan,” which removes all the blue and red colored cards from the game and replaces them with purple and orange cards.
Mattel explicitly states on Uno Nonpartisan’s product page that “without Red or Blue cards the focus can stay on the game,” referencing the politicized color spectrum of the Republican party and the Democratic party.
Uno Nonpartisan even features a new “veto” card that apparently lets you skip political chatter between you and uncle Trent. If only real life were that easy.
Besides those two primary changes, it’s the exact same game you grew up playing on Thanksgiving and Christmas trips to grandma’s. There’s still four suits of 25 cards each, eight Wild cards, three customizable cards, and one special rule card.
You can buy Uno Nonpartisan for $4.97 at Walmart. It’s currently out of stock, though, so cross your fingers it arrives in time for Christmas dinner to get ruined when someone notices the game still has a (definitely apolitical) green card.
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Joseph Knoop is a writer/producer/wild card for IGN.