Monday, May 28, 2012


Day 26 - Sequence
Designed by Doug Reuter

Sequence is a fantastic game for 2 or a great team game for up to 12 people. This is a great strength to have for a board game; the wide range of players you can play with. You can play with your wife on a relaxed evening, or you can play with all 10 of your kids for family game night. The fact is, Mr. Reuter came up with a pretty amazing game that utilizes 2 decks of playing cards, poker chips or some sort of markers, and a board with the visual representation of the cards (with corner free spaces and without the jacks). The brilliance of the game comes from the simplicity and mixing new with old. Everyone has played Tic-Tac-Toe or Connect 4. In the game of Sequence, a player or team is trying to obtain 5 in a row. You accomplish this, by playing a face card from your hand and placing a marker onto the board. Each card is on the board twice. The player then draws a card to replenish his hand. One-eyed Jacks allow you to remove any marker from the board, while a two-eyed Jack is a wild, and the player can place a marker anywhere (anywhere where there is not a marker already). Players continue to strive for 5 in a row, and if you are playing with fewer people, you are required to make 5 in a row twice for the win. I love this game. The game is simple enough for anyone to play. The team element is really fun because you don't know what your partner(s) have and its great even for 2 players. It takes some strategy, but the game has a lot of luck to it as well with what cards you draw. Sequence is a great game and I highly recommend it for a night where deep strategy can be left at the door. The Wife put a quick end to my attempt for a come back streak with a close victory over me tonight. Definitely a classic game that doesn't take long to explain or play and that is How Lou Sees It.

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