card game, friends, incredibly complicated, less random, makeshift, more random, new scoring system, online submission
I lived in Russia for two years. Whenever we played card games, UNO was often the first choice. The funny thing was that Russians learned to play UNO from Americans, and they remembered every house rule each individual American taught them. A common house rule is playing a "draw 2" card against another "draw 2" card. This deflects it from the original target and makes the person to the left of the target have to draw 4, unless that person has another "draw 2", in which case the process starts again. But they also did house rules I never heard of - if someone had a card of the same color AND number, they could skip everyone else and play it. If someone had two cards of the same color and number, they could play both of them in one turn. Because they learned the rules of UNO from someone else and didn't just read the manual themselves, they turned a simple card game into a very complex one!