Uno maker Mattel did not cite any cases of political discussion ever being prompted by the presence of red and blue cards in Uno.
In the “Nonpartisan” version, those colors have been replaced with orange and purple.
“No red or blue cards means no taking sides!” a tagline splashed across the front of the box reads.
Additionally, the Nonpartisan Uno box, which is red in the common version sold by Mattel, is purple, which is a mix of red and blue.
If a player discusses politics during the game they can be shown a “VETO” card and lose a turn. The card is black with a red circle and line through the word “POLITICS.”
Mattel did not address the fact that “vetoing” someone is certain to start a political discussion.
While Nonpartisan Uno does not appear to be available on Mattel’s website, CNN reports it retails for $5.99 at Walmart.