Classic card game UNO tries to keep the peace for the holidays with UNO Nonpartisan
Mattel is attempting to bring families together -- and keep them that way -- this holiday season with a twist on its classic card game UNO: UNO Nonpartisan.
The special deck "replaces politically charged red and blue cards with more neutral colors like orange and purple to keep the focus on the fun," Mattel explains. Red and blue, of course, are associated with America's two major political parties.
To keep conversation from straying into the minefield of modern politics, there's a new VETO card that can be played against any easychair pundit, which permits skipping that player's turn and letting the other players change the subject.
Mattel cites a YouGov survey revealing that 40% of people who voted differently from someone in their family in the 2016 election said it's caused familial stress.
Add a huge holiday meal, tight quarters and alcohol, and you've got a potential powder keg.
"While political discussions are important, sometimes it's just as important to take a break, especially with family -– and UNO Nonpartisan makes that easier than ever this holiday season," Mattel says in a statement.
The special deck sells for $6 -- a small price to pay for peace.