We enjoyed playing games together as a family when our kids were growing up. We spent many evenings sitting around playing together.
Our youngest son especially loved to play Sequence. (I think that was because he seemed to win most of the time!)
This game isn’t hard to learn yet it is challenging so that even adults enjoy playing it.
(Read that to mean that it’s not a child’s game that is bores adults.)
Sequence is a game of strategy where you try to get a sequence 5 of your game chips in a straight line either up, down, across, or diagonally.
That doesn’t sound hard, now does it?
Well, it can be — when your opponent blocks your way or removes one of your chips from the playing board with a pesky wild jack card.
The pictures on the board are mostly in order. The pictures will be going along in order and then suddenly switches directions. This adds to the challenge of the game. Even though you might have those consecutive cards in your hand that doesn’t mean the pictures are in consecutive order on the board.
Now, about the Jacks. The reason that there aren’t any pictures of Jacks on the board is because they are special cards. Jacks with two eyes are wild. You can play those cards at any time and place your marker anywhere on the board that will help you get 5 consecutive markers. This is great because this helps you complete your set even if you don’t have the necessary cards.
Or, you can use a two-eyed Jack to place one of your markers on the board that blocks your opponent from getting 5 markers in a row.
If you have a one-eyed Jack, you can remove one of your opponent’s markers — which can thwart them from getting 5 markers in a row or take one off that is blocking you.
One of the nicest things about this game is that you can purchase it for around $15. It isn’t an outlandishly priced game.
I highly recommend this game for hours of fun together with your tween or teen grandchildren.