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Simple but strangely complicated game
Nordic Games Sequence
Member Name: Dangey2009
Nordic Games Sequence
Advantages: Fun and skill mixed into one
We love our card and board games and I think they are far more beneficial with our children growing up to give them something else to concentrate on rather than just sitting in front of video games all day long. The game of sequence is another simple game but also is great fun. We manageded to get this last year for around £14 off amazon to add to our collection and have played it a few times since then.
Sequence is essentially a card game but you also have a board contained in the box that you have to play in conjunction with. It is a game of strategy really and you need to think about your next more all the time.
The objective of the game is for eacy player to place a coloured tile on the correct card picture on the board and the aim is to get 2 five disk lines. Each player takes it in turn to lay a card and the Jacks in the standard pack have special powers. You can play with 2 to 4 players and the more the merrier really.
The board itself is basically 10 by 10 and depicts all the cards twice in a standard pack with the exception of the jacks and the jokers in the pack. The corners of the board have stars in them and thus can be claimed as a colour of any type.
As the game commences each player gets dealt seven cards and one player has to start. Once a player plays a card they can place a tile on one of the two card places that are available on the board. With the exception of Jacks that have special powers, every other card has the same power so each card is worth exactly the same as any other and there is no advantage of having an ace for example over a 2 or 3. So it all starts with players taking turns to place their tiles in areas on the board they may have the opportunity to build a row of five tiles. However, it's obviously not that simple as your opponents will be trying to stop you from doing this when it's their turn.
Once a player plays a card they are placed on a pile of discarded cards and they pick up a card from the unused pack so they will have seven cards in their hand all the time.
A Jack can either allow you to remove a tile from the board and this is extremely handy if a player is close to five in a row and you need to stop them. They also allow you as a player to place at tile of your own on it's own place.
In general this does seem to be a simple game but to win you really need to think about it and use some strategy too. In some ways it's like card and board version of games such as connect 4. As well as skill of course there is an element of luck as you would get in a lot of games. It is great fun though and well worth purchasing if you like games like this.
Summary: Great card game that's fun and full of strategy