Many of us have played Uno. It’s a fun, family-friendly game where you’re looking to get rid of all the cards in your hand. It’s good… but also kinda boring. Well, the folks at Mo’Games have decided to jazz it up a bit. That’s where we get Unimo, their monster card game also about getting rid of all your cards first. The game is up on Kickstarter now.
About the campaign:
Welcome to an expanding Monster universe where the aim is to get rid of your cards as fast possible, there can be only one Ruler of UNIMO!
We have already been fully funded and have reached two of our stretch goals! UNIMO has some considerable artistic talent behind it. Max Grecke is the character illustrator behind UNIMO and he is known for his previous work at both Blizzard and Riot amongst others.
In UNIMO, players must become monsters to beat other players. Each monster is based on a world. Each world is based on a specific theme i.e. fire, rock, storm etc. The starter kit comes with the Fire, Rock and Ice worlds. In the Expansion Kit you get Undead and Storm. It is recommended to have a number of worlds equal to the number of players for an optimal experience.
To begin the game, the cards from each world are all shuffled together and each player is dealt 8 cards. Players then take it in turns to play cards. There are two types of cards that can be played, Monsters and Action cards. All cards are associated with a specific world.
When playing a monster card, another monster from the same world can be played as long as it has a higher value. Value is signified by the number in the corner of the cards. If the monster is from a different world then the value must match exactly. This can lead to interesting combinations and exciting monster chains!!
When playing an action card it must either be neutral or match the world that is currently in play. The full list of actions is on the Kickstarter page but there is a wide variety. For example shields, earthquakes, battles, bonfires etc. Each action has a unique effect which can alter the game greatly.
The first player to get rid of all their cards wins!
Each playthrough takes around 15 minutes and the game is designed to be played as short games with high replayability. The game can be played by 2 players or more of ages 8 and above. There are recommendations for scaling for higher and lower player counts which is always appreciated.
The campaign is already over its funding goal, so it’s on to stretch goals for the next 6 days.