How to Play: Sequence

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Form sequences, win the game! Credit: Getty Images

What you need: Two to 12 players and the Sequence board game.

How to play: This game is played by two players, two teams, three players or three teams. Players are dealt a certain number of cards, and then take turns playing them, placing a chip of their color on one of the corresponding card images on the board. The object of the game is to form sequences -- one or two rows of five chips (be it horizontally, vertically or diagonally) before the other player or players, team or teams.

The rules: The jacks fulfill a special role. If a player plays a two-eyed Jack, he or she may place a chip anywhere on the board (except, of course, on the wilds). If a one-eyed Jack is played, the player may remove an opposing player's token from anywhere on the board. Sequence employs some distinct hard and fast rules that include no table talk, and an order in which you must play your hand: card, chip, replace your card.

How to win: If there are two players or two teams, two sequences must be formed to win the game. When there are three teams or three players, only one sequence needs to be formed in order to win.

What else you need to know: There is also a version for younger children, ages four to seven, Sequence for Kids.

Related: More Kids Games

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