“Zero” has been around for a while (1998-ish?) and has gone through several printings. This particular printing by Blue Orange Games (designed by Reiner Knizia) draws a lot of similarities to “UNO” in the sense that you’re trying to score zero points. Instead of getting rid of all of the cards in your hand however, you’ll always maintain your hand size of nine. Your ultimate goal is to get five cards of the same color and five cards of the same number by swapping cards from a public pool. Special thanks to the folks at Blue Orange Games for providing me with a press copy for review purposes.
Due to the game’s colorful nature, I opted to do a quick video outlining gameplay and my thoughts. The game is estimated to be released in Q2 of 2017 and is pretty fun to play, so be on the look out for it soon! In the meantime, go check out other Blue Orange Games as I rarely come across a game from them that I didn’t like. In this case, the components were sound, the cards colorful, and the rules easy to understand making it an easy pick for family game night.
Final Verdict: 9/10