The Twitter account behind the card game UNO has weighed in on NBA All-Star Donovan Mitchell’s tabletop traditions to deliver a smackdown of a popular but unofficial rule.
The Utah Jazz hoopster got into a “heated debate” with his family over the game — and reached out for an assist.
“Do you have to say uno out when you lay your last card in @realUNOgame???” Mitchell tweeted this week. “Heated debate rn with the fam.”
The post included an online poll, with nearly 57,000 Twitter users responding — and almost 62 percent saying the answer is “yes.”
But Mitchell got a official response from the makers of the 49-year-old game.
“While calling ‘UNO Out’ when you play your last card is a popular House Rule, it’s not required,” the company tweeted Tuesday.
“UNO has spoken.”
Mitchell wasn’t sold — and made it clear which side of the debate he was on in another tweet Wednesday.
“I know it’s your game and all but this is the incorrect answer,” he wrote.
The game, now manufactured by Mattel, for two or more players and involves matching numbers, colors, and designs on cards. The player who runs out of cards first declared the winner.
It typically calls for a player to say just “UNO” when they’re down to their last card.
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