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Great fun for the whole family!
on June 12, 2001
Sequence is one of those rare games that can be played by many people of widely different ages at the same time. A little skill and a lot of luck make this an easy game to learn, but sometimes very tough to win. It's more of a card game than a board game, so I can see why one reviewer said it requires "no skill," but I don't think that's a reason to "dis" the game: after all, most card games rely more on luck than anything else, don't they? However, I don't really think you can call this game "educational" except in the sense that it does help the younger kids learn about the suits and types of playing cards. And so what if it's not educational? It's Fun!
The game description does not tell you that although 2 to 12 people can play, it must be in multiples of 2 or 3. There are only 3 sets of color chips to play with, and you have to have evenly divided "teams" when you play with more than 3 people. This means that 2, 3, 4, 6, 8, 9, 10 or 12 people can play, but not 5, 7 or 11. (I'm sure you can figure out some way to make this work, too, especially if you've got younger children who want to get into the game).
Sequence is really easy to learn, and games are usually short, so you can play a few before you move on to something else. The biggest problem (if you can call it that) my crowd has experienced has been the "no table talk" rule of the game, which just lets us fool around trying to get our team-mates to know how we'd like them to play without saying it directly.
If you're looking for a challenge, or to show how much smarter you are than everyone else, go somewhere else, but if you're looking for a fun and "no-brain-strain" game that you can play with the kids, that "special someone" or a bunch of friends, this is well worth adding to your game collection.