Monday, June 28, 2010

The Joys of ChUNO (Chinese UNO)

There has been an unopened deck of “UNO” cards floating around the house for the last few days. I am not sure how they got here but I took a good look at them this morning and knew immediately that this was a counterfeit set of UNO cards!

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Yes – a fake ripoff copy of UNO! At least we know the country of origin (like there was ever a doubt!)

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Notice how funny the ChUNO looks beside a real deck of UNO cards? They appear to be a copy of the real old boxes of UNO.

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I know quite a bit about these cards since I’ve been playing for about 30 years now. I’m no UNO expert, but I do dabble a bit.

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I also have one older deck still left so we can compare real vs. fake. Hmm, something is missing from the fake cards. Maybe the registered trademark symbol? I wonder what that means?

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I was disappointed at the lack of Chinglish instructions that I was so looking forward to sharing on the blog. The weird symbols and squatty font on the ChUNO cards made up for that a bit.

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Notice how the Chinese ChUNO cards are printed with much cheaper and duller ink. Oddly, the card stock is quite comparable.

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My favorite cards are the Draw Four and Wild cards. I’m guessing the printing press has a limited color system. These cards were on top and I was a tad let down when I realized we did have green, yellow, blue, and red cards. I was hoping for the color scheme on the Chuno Wild cards – pee yellow, off green baby poop, poop, and light poop.

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These cards are going into storage. I washed my hands after I handled them also. Who knows what sort of chemicals are on them or what kind of fumes they are emitting? Oh, well – thank you, China, for another good chuckle.

1 comment:

  1. When I grew up the ChUNO package was the package for UNO the other package (to me) is the new and improved UNO. Now I'm only 35 yet I remember that box and pack of cards since UNO was the game to play back in my day.

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