Ah, UNO. One of the most fun card games on the market. Also one of the most infuriating. I can’t speak for everyone, but I know UNO was a contentious subject in my own family. We loved gathering ’round the table after dinner or on holidays to play the game. Though it often led to fights and debates about the rules. But that’s part of the fun of family game time, and UNO is the best for that. It’s also fun to collect different themed decks. I had Harry Potter and even High School Musical UNO sets back in the day.
Now, fans of Studio Ghibli can look forward to collecting as well. Mattel came out with a My Neighbor Totoro UNO deck and it’s as adorable as you might imagine. The set comes with 112 cards that feature images of characters like the titular Totoro, as well as Mei, Satsuki, the Cat Bus, and more. It also contains stills from the film. How cute!
This special edition UNO set also comes with a twist. According to DesignTaxi, where we first learned about this Totoro-themed deck, this version has a “Sanbo Wild,” or Walk, card. When this one is laid down, all players have to pass their cards to the person next to them. Bring on those family arguments!
My Neighbor Totoro is one of the most beloved Studio Ghibli films, so this deck is sure to warm hearts the world over. It’s wild to think the animated classic—directed by the iconic Hayao Miyazaki—is more than 32 years old. It feels like just yesterday that we fell in love with Satsuki and Mei and their wood spirit friend, Totoro. Now, we can relive our favorite moments from the movie and have fun at the same time. Until someone lays down that Sanbo Wild card. Then all bets are off.