An American company that claimed it wanted to give a "respectful refresh" to the game of "American mahjong" came under fire for its culturally-ignorant appropriation of the traditional Chinese game.
In response to the backlash, a local marketing firm in Singapore has parodied the incident by proposing their own "remake" of a popular American card game, Uno.
Number cards in Chinese
In a Facebook post on Thursday (Jan. 7) night, Singaporean marketing firm Grimm & Company announced their parody game, "你没有" (you don't have) U-NO.
This game of "Chinese Uno", they said, was meant for "stylish Chinese masses", and would be sold for for USD$425 (S$563.37).
The parody set comes with number cards written in Chinese rather than in numerals.
Special CNY cards
The proposed Chinese Uno also includes a few special Chinese New Year-themed cards.
For example, these two cards help with managing difficult situations with relatives:
And these two can help you get more money in the form of red packets:
Many potential buyers
The parody game seems to have garnered a number of enthusiastic prospective customers online, although some had some concerns about the proposed price.
A few even threw in their ideas for how to improve the game even further:
You can see the original Facebook post here:
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Top photos via Facebook / Grimm & Company.