How to play Dos -

How to play Dos

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Learn the rules to the card game Dos quickly and concisely – This visually rich video has no distractions, just the rules.

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The object of the game is to be the first player to score 200 points. You score points each round by being the first player to get rid of all the cards in your hand. Setup. Pick a player to deal. Shuffle the deck and deal each player 7 cards. Place the deck face down on the table and flip over the top two cards, called the center row.

The player left of the dealer goes first then play proceeds clockwise. On your turn, you must either match one or both cards in the center row; or draw a card from the draw pile.

To match a single number, play a card from your hand that has the same number value as one of the cards in the center row. If this card also happens to have the same color as the card in the center row, then at the end of your turn place one card from your hand faceup, adding to the center row.

To match a double number, play 2 cards from your hand (and only 2) that add up to the total of one of the center row cards, placing both cards on top of it. If both cards happen to have the same color as the center row card, then at the end of your turn place one card from your hand face up, adding to the center row; then every other player draws 1 card from the draw pile.

After you play a match on a center row card you are allowed to play again on another center row card that hasn’t already been played on this turn.

If you cannot, or do not want to make a match, you must draw 1 card. If you NOW can make a match and would like to, you may do so. If you don’t play a card, lay one card faceup in the center row. To end your turn, discard all the piles of cards in the center row that have more than 1 card on them. Single cards stay. If there are now fewer than 2 center row cards, flip over cards from the draw pile into the center row until there are 2. Finally, if you scored any color bonuses, place those cards in the center row now.

There are two special cards. The wild DOS card counts as 2 of any color. You decide what its color is when you play it. The Wild # symbol card counts as any number from 1 to 10 in that card’s color. You decide what its number is when you play it. If either wild card is faceup in the center row, then you decide what color or number it is when you match to it.

Whenever you have exactly 2 cards in your hand, you must say “DOS!” (meaning 2). If you don’t and another player catches, you must immediately draw 2 cards, unless currently it is your turn, then, you must wait until the end of your turn to draw the two cards.

The first player to get rid of all the cards in their hand ends the round. Apply any double matching color bonuses then score points. The player that went out earns points based on all the remaining cards in other players’ hands. Number cards 1 and 3-10 are worth their face value. Each Wild dos is worth 20 points and each wild # symbol is worth 40 points. If no player has 200 points or more, gather up all the cards, shuffle and play another round with the winner of the previous round dealing the next. The first player to get 200 or more points wins!


  1. For people who don't undestand,then try to play while listening to this vidio,it will help you.

  2. Am I the only person who thought there was only uno?! I was browsing on amazon and found DOS. This is more confusing for me

  3. This game's mere existence is meme fodder, and I love it!

  4. I love DOS, didn't understand it at first that we need a video, after understand it it was so easy

  5. Instructions unclear: Began playing tres.

  6. Dos is pronounced doors without the r, use google translate tts

  7. OHHHHJ so that's why no one plays this game

  8. Dos is such a funny idea but the gameplay is so bad. Genuinely don't even recommend picking it up for comedic value, it's just not fun to play.

  9. so it makes sense but it doesn't seem that fun compared to uno

  10. But what if you have 3 cards and play 2 of them, is it an exception to the second card rule?

  11. i still think this game was a joke in need of a game

  12. Holy freaking crap, the sequel to Uno has dropped

  13. Will there be 11 and 12 in TRES?

  14. DOS means Dictonary Omega secnatary

  15. wait for another 5 years and we probably get a new game called as 'tres'

  16. DOS, alternative rules; how to play. These are rules to play dos with if the original rules are unclear.

    The objective of the game is to accumulate 222 points. You can also play to be the first person to win two consecutive rounds.

    Shuffle the deck and the dealer will deal out 10 cards to each player. Flip the top card of the draw pile over to create a discard pile. The player left of the dealer goes first.

    On your turn, you can play a card by matching color or number with the top number on the discard pile.

    You may also play any color "#" card on top of a number card to match by number, with it taking the value of the previous card.

    Alternatively, you can play two cards at once by adding up two cards to equal the number on top of the discard pile. Place both cards on the discard pile, one stacked on top of the other. The card that is on top becomes the new card on the discard pile.

    If you unable to play, or do not wish to play, you must draw TWO cards. If either card can play on its own, or both cards add up to the previous number card, they may be played immediately. Your turn now ends.

    "2" cards are wilds, and can be played on anything to change the color. They also have a value of two, so they can be used with another card to add up to the value of a previous card. Please note that other players can match your two card by number, and potentially ignore your color.

    When you are down to exactly TWO cards, you may say "DOS". If you do not say "DOS" and are caught before the next player's turn, you must take a four card penalty. If you never end up having two cards, for instance, by adding up two cards, you do not need to say "DOS". You only say "DOS" if you have exactly two cards.

    Once somebody runs out of cards, the round ends and points are tallied. The winning player receives points based on the cards still remaining in opponent's hands. Scoring is as follows:

    All number value cards except 2 are worth their face value.

    "#" cards are worth 22 points.

    Wild "2" cards are worth 44 points.

    If a player had exactly TWO cards when the round ends, with at least one of which being a "#" OR "2" card, then the winning player receives an additional 22 point bonus.

    Once points have been scored, if nobody has reached 222 points, then all cards are gathered and a new round begins.

    The first player to reach 222 points, or win two rounds in row, wins.

    Thanks for reading. If you enjoyed these fan made rules, or if there is anything you think I should change, tell me in the replies.

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