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message 1: by UNO Pixie, Our UNO Helper (last edited Feb 07, 2018 12:33AM) (new)

UNO Pixie | 1216 comments                                 ~Perks UNO Team Challenge~

                                

                                 About this team challenge

◈ This is a 3 month team challenge starting 1 February 2018

◈ At the end of the challenge 30 April 2018 the team with the most points wins!

◈ At the start of each month each team is given a minimum 13 hands of 7 "UNO" cards

◈ The idea is to "play" each hand for points. It is up to the team how many "hands" they can get through in the month, but they must play one hand completely before being able to get points for the next

◈ The team can choose to skip an entire hand to get to the next one, but they are not given a replacement hand. (You can only skip one hand in a month)

UNO Cards
From Wikipedia
The deck consists of 108 cards, of which there are twenty-five of each color (red, green, blue, and yellow), each color having two of each rank except zero. The ranks in each color are zero to nine, "Skip", "Draw Two" and "Reverse" (the last three of these being classified as "action cards"). In addition, the deck contains four each of "Wild" and "Wild Draw Four" cards.

◈◈◈Perks UNO cards◈◈◈
O (Zero)
Read a book that:
- has a 0 or Zero in the title
- has a title starting with Z
- has an author first name or surname starts with Z
- has a character with a first name, surname or nickname starting with Z
- is set in a place name starting with Z
- is a "stand-alone" book (i.e. not part of a series)

1 (One)
Read a book that:
- has a 1 or One in the title
- has a title starting with O
- has an author first name or surname starts with O
- has a character with a first name, surname or nickname starting with O
- is set in a place name starting with O
- is book 1 in a series

2 (Two)
Read a book that:
- has a 2 or Two in the title
- has a title starting with T
- has an author first name or surname starts with T
- has a character with a first name, surname or nickname starting with T
- is set in a place name starting with T
- is book 2 in a series

3 (Three)
Read a book that:
- has a 3 or Three in the title
- has a title starting with H
- has an author first name or surname starts with H
- has a character with a first name, surname or nickname starting with H
- is set in a place name starting with H
- is book 3 in a series

4 (Four)
Read a book that:
- has a 4 or Four in the title
- has a title starting with F
- has an author first name or surname starts with F
- has a character with a first name, surname or nickname starting with F
- is set in a place name starting with F
- is book 4 in a series

5 (Five)
Read a book that:
- has a 5 or Five in the title
- has a title starting with I
- has an author first name or surname starts with I
- has a character with a first name, surname or nickname starting with I
- is set in a place name starting with I
- is book 5 in a series

6 (Six)
Read a book that:
- has a 6 or Six in the title
- has a title starting with S
- has an author first name or surname starts with S
- has a character with a first name, surname or nickname starting with S
- is set in a place name starting with S
- is book 6 in a series

7 (Seven)
Read a book that:
- has a 7 or Seven in the title
- has a title starting with V
- has an author first name or surname starts with V
- has a character with a first name, surname or nickname starting with V
- is set in a place name starting with V
- is book 7 in a series

8 (Eight)
Read a book that:
- has an 8 or Eight in the title
- has a title starting with E
- has an author first name or surname starts with E
- has a character with a first name, surname or nickname starting with E
- is set in a place name starting with E
- is book 8 in a series

9 (Nine)
Read a book that:
- has a 9 or Nine in the title
- has a title starting with N
- has an author first name or surname starts with N
- has a character with a first name, surname or nickname starting with N
- is set in a place name starting with N
- is book 9 in a series

Skip
Read a book that:
- has a title starting with K or P
- has an author first name or surname starts with K or P
- has a character with a first name, surname or nickname starting with K or P
- is set in a place name starting with K or P
OR you can choose to "skip" reading a book for this cards (and get no points for this card)

Draw 2
Use the same book for two cards in this hand (and get points for both cards)

Reverse
One member of your team must read a book another team member has already read

Wild
Read a book that can fit for any of the cards in that SAME hand (i.e. you are duplicating one of the cards in that same hand)

Wild draw four
Read a book that can fit for any of the coloured cards you have that month (i.e. you are duplicating one of your coloured cards. Each coloured card can only be duplicated once)

Coloured cards
Special coloured cards will be randomly provided each month. for these cards you need to read for the card number (as above) and the book must also have a coloured cover for the colour specified (blue, red, yellow or green)

◈◈◈Points◈◈◈
For each book read to match a 0-9 card, the team gets 20 points
For each book read to match a Skip or Reverse, the team gets 25 points
For each book read to match a wild or Wild draw four card the team gets 30 points
For each book read to match a special Coloured card, the team gets 30 points
For each hand completed, the team gets a bonus 15 points

IMPORTANT
Books must be more than 100 pages in length and Children's books, Graphic Novels, Cook Books, Plays and Poetry books can not be used unless by word count they can be verified as more than 25,000 words using arbookfind.com

Note
For book titles starting with an article (A/An/The), the article can be ignored or used. So The Hiding Place, for example, could be used as title starting with T or H

Re-reads are ok provided it has been more than 6 months since last read


message 2: by UNO Pixie, Our UNO Helper (new)

UNO Pixie | 1216 comments                            
Example:
TEAM A is Karen, Kristie, Eric, Molly, Spot, Gemima, Tori, Isaac and Luke

Month 1
Using random.org , the mods assign the hands of:
1st hand
Reverse, 6, 4, 1, Skip, Wild, 1
2nd hand
9, 4, 2,Wild draw four, Draw Two, 3, 2
3rd hand
Wild draw four, 5, 0, Wild, 4, 9, Reverse
etc.
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The team must read books to complete hand 1, before they can get points for completing books in other hands. (OR they can choose to skip hand 1 completely to move to hand 2, but they get no points for hand one and no replacement hand)

At the start of the month the team knows some of the books they intend to read and they decide to allocate these as follows:
Hand One:

Reverse : Karen reads Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children as it has been read before by Kristie
6 Kristie reads Hot Six (Six in the title)
4 Eric reads Divergent (Character with a nickname of "four")
1 Kristie reads On the Edge (Title starts with O)
Skip Karen reads Cop Town (author name Karin)
Wild Gemima reads The Forgotten Garden (re-doing Skip card ; author name Kate)
1 Tori reads Unwind (book set in Ohio)

Hand one would then be complete. These books count towards hand two

Wild Draw Four Isaac reads Chill Factor (duplicating a coloured card)
3 Luke reads The Hiding Place (title)
9 Molly reads Nowhere Ranch (title)
4 Spot reads The Gods of Gotham (author name Faye)


◈ Note: it is up to the teams how they divide up the cards to read across the team players. Just remember, you can only get points if a hand is completed, and in order.
So, if you complete all of hand 1, some of hand 2, and all of hand 3, you will only get points for hand 1 and the books read of hand 2.


message 3: by UNO Pixie, Our UNO Helper (new)

UNO Pixie | 1216 comments


Interested in playing?
Fill out this SIGN UP FORM with a few details and we will start assigning teams mid January. You will need to "check in" to your team thread by January 22 or you will be replaced
If you have problems with the form, please let us know.
You can see if your form responses worked, and check out who else has signed up here
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Captain's Duties
◈ Every month when the team gets their monthly UNO hands the Captain will need to work with the team to create a plan for how to read the hands. We will provide you with a spreadsheet to complete.
◈ We would expect the captains to track the teams books
◈ At the end of each month the Captain will need to check their teams books are marked as "read" and meet the page counts and submit their team's info to the moderator to have points confirmed


message 4: by UNO Pixie, Our UNO Helper (last edited Jan 06, 2018 02:41AM) (new)

UNO Pixie | 1216 comments Only books STARTED after the challenge begins can count.

The challenge starts on Thursday February 1, 2018 at 7pm AEDST (Australian Eastern Daylight Savings Time). To see when this is in your time zone, use this countdown

Main cities, FYI:
Tokyo: 5pm, 1st February
London: 8am, 1st February
New York: 3am, 1st February
San Francisco: Midnight, 1st February


message 5: by UNO Pixie, Our UNO Helper (new)

UNO Pixie | 1216 comments r


message 6: by UNO Pixie, Our UNO Helper (new)

UNO Pixie | 1216 comments Sign ups have gone over 150 so we are currently drafting teams.

New sign ups will go on the reserve list


message 7: by UNO Pixie, Our UNO Helper (last edited Jan 11, 2018 10:16PM) (new)

UNO Pixie | 1216 comments Update

We are replacing players who have withdrawn from the challenge. For those who haven't yet been assigned to a team, we will use you as replacements for those withdrawn players (watch for a PM from me) or assign you to a team on the 23rd January.
We have given everyone until the 22nd Jan to "check-in" and those players who don't go to their team thread by then will be replaced.


message 8: by UNO Pixie, Our UNO Helper (new)

UNO Pixie | 1216 comments Update

All current teams are full and accounted for. Everyone who has not yet assigned to a team will be tomorrow (22nd) as we create new teams!


message 9: by UNO Pixie, Our UNO Helper (new)

UNO Pixie | 1216 comments Update

New teams are being created.
Sign ups from this point will be reserves

New teams will be announced in the next 12-ish hours!


message 10: by UNO Pixie, Our UNO Helper (new)

UNO Pixie | 1216 comments Update

New teams have been assigned, you can find your team here
Please check in with your team as soon as possible.


message 11: by UNO Pixie, Our UNO Helper (new)

UNO Pixie | 1216 comments If you want to have an idea of where your team sits compared to other teams, the points spreadsheet can be found here


message 12: by UNO Pixie, Our UNO Helper (last edited Feb 22, 2018 12:53AM) (new)

UNO Pixie | 1216 comments Countdown to the start of March

Spreadsheets will be updated with March hands this weekend. You can start a book after the UNO challenge began AND finish it in March for it to count for March.

Countdown is: here

March 1, 2018 at 7pm AEDST (Australian Eastern Daylight Savings Time).
Main cities, FYI:
Tokyo: 5pm, 1st March
London: 8am, 1st March
New York: 3am, 1st March
San Francisco: Midnight, 1st March

You can check out your city here


message 13: by UNO Pixie, Our UNO Helper (new)

UNO Pixie | 1216 comments Countdown to the start of April

Spreadsheets will be updated with April hands very soon. You can start a book after the UNO challenge began AND finish it in April for it to count for April.

Countdown is: here

April 1, 2018 at 7pm AEST (Australian Eastern Standard Time).
Main cities, FYI: NOTE times have changed from last month due to daylight savings changes
Tokyo: 6pm, 1st April
London: 10am, 1st April
New York: 5am, 1st April
San Francisco: 2am, 1st April

You can check out your city here


message 14: by UNO Pixie, Our UNO Helper (last edited Apr 22, 2018 06:23PM) (new)

UNO Pixie | 1216 comments UNO ends on the 1st May, 7pm, AEST.

Countdown is here

Main cities, FYI: NOTE times have changed from last month due to daylight savings changes
Tokyo: 6pm, 1st May
London: 10am, 1st May
New York: 5am, 1st May
San Francisco: 2am, 1st May

You can check out your city here


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