UNO Looks Back At 50 Years With Nostalgic Decks Embodying Past Decades


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As part of a massive 50th-birthday celebration for UNO, Mattel has unleashed an array of arty decks commemorating each decade that the fan-favorite card game has made into family game nights. And it certainly had a field day revamping UNO’s logo and packaging to mirror the good old days.

The first of the Iconic Series is a groovy throwback to the 1970s, nodding at UNO’s presence since 1971. The deck sports a faded off-white appearance with whimsical graphical reminders of the Hippie decade.


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Then came the 80s, the dawn of video games. UNO celebrates the retro-futuristic era with gradients and computer-inspired imagery.


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The 1990s-themed deck is likely to appeal to fans of pastel colors. UNO likens it to “the decade when we all wanted to go to Beverly Hills High and live in zip code 90210, dude.”


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This is followed by the 2000s-inspired deck, an array of boldly-colored cards with pixellated typography to pay homage to the high-tech era. While it’s not mentioned in the description, the deck bears Black Mirror vibes.


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The Iconic Series ends its legacy in the 2010s with a card game that celebrates a globally-understood language: emoji.


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The limited-edition decks are now retailing at Target for US$5.99 a pack.

[via Mattel] http://www.designtaxi.com/news/413240/UNO-Looks-Back-At-50-Years-With-Nostalgic-Decks-Embodying-Past-Decades/

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