How to Play Sequence Rules

How to Play Sequence Rules

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Players: 2 to 12 | Game duration from: 10 mins | Game Complexity:

Setting Up Your Sequence Game

Players divide evenly into two or three teams. Team members are to alternate their physical positions every third player around the playing surface.

Dealer shuffles and deals cards

Choose a player to be dealer. Dealer shuffles and deals out the same number of cards to each player (see below). Team members use the same colour marker chips.

Table for Number of Cards Dealt to Each Player:
2 Players / 7 Cards Each
3 Players / 6 Cards Each
4 Players / 6 Cards Each
6 Players / 5 Cards Each
8 Players / 4 Cards Each
9 Players / 4 Cards Each
10 Players / 3 Cards Each
12 Players / 3 Cards Each

How to Play Sequence Rules Step by Step

Sequence 1

A Sequence is a connected series of five identical colored marker chips in a straight line, horizontal, vertical or diagonally on the playing board. For 2 players/team, the objective of Sequence is to score two sequences before your opponents For 3 players/team, the objective is to score one sequence before your opponents.

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Sequence Gameplay

Player to dealer’s left begins play. Play continues in clockwise direction. On your turn, pick a card from hand and place face up on your discard pile visible to all other players. Place your marker chip on the matching card on the game board. Each card is pictured twice on the board. Jacks do not appear on the game board. You can only play on card spaces not covered by marker chips. Draw a new card from the Draw Deck. Your turn ends and moves to the next player.

Playing Two-Eyed Jacks

Two-eyed Jack in Sequence

There are 4 Two-Eyed Jacks in the deck. Two-Eyed Jacks are Wild cards. To play a Two Eyed Jack, place it on your discard pile and place your marker chip on any open game board space.

Playing One-Eyed Jacks

One-eyed Jack in Sequence

There are 4 One-Eyed Jacks in the deck. One-Eyed Jacks are Anti Wild Cards. Place it on your discard pile and remove one marker chip belonging to your opponent from the game board. You cannot place your marker chips on that same space during this turn and you cannot remove a marker chip that is already a part of a sequence. Once a sequence has been achieved, it cannot be broken.

Trade in a Dead Card

If a card in your hand does not have an open space (both cards on the game board are occupied by a marker chip), you can trade it in for a new card. On your turn, announce the Dead Card and place it on the discard pile, and draw a new card (one card per turn). Proceed to normal play for your turn.

Penalty for not taking a card

Once you have placed a marker chip on the board you must draw a card. If you fail to take a card before the next player takes their card, you are not allowed to draw a new card, putting you at at a disadvantage.

Talking at the table

When playing in teams, no table talk or coaching of team members is allowed. If this happens, all team members must forfeit one card of their choice from their hand and place it in the discard pile.

No more cards left in Draw Deck

When there are no more cards in the draw deck, shuffle together all discard piles to create a new deck.

Winning in Sequence

Winning in Sequence

A Sequence is a connected series of five identical colored marker chips in a straight line, horizontal, vertical or diagonally on the playing board. First team or player to scores the required number of Sequences wins the game. For 2 players/team, score two sequences before your opponents. You may use any part of your first sequence as part of your second. For 3 players/team, score one sequence before your opponents.


Sequence Rules FAQs

How many cards do you give out in Sequence?

Depends on the number of players in the game. For 2 Players: 7 Cards each, 3 to 4 Players: 6 Cards each, 6 Players: 5 Cards Each, 8 to 9 players: 4 cards each, 10 players: 3 cards each, 12 players: 3 Cards each.

How do you win a Sequence with 2 people?

For 2 players/team, score two sequences before your opponents. You may use any part of your first sequence as part of your second.

Can you play Sequence with 4 players?

For 4 player Sequence game, players are divided into teams of 2. Up to 12 players can play and they divide evenly into two teams. Team members are to alternate their physical positions with the opposing team.


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Sarah

I love to play sequence

Lisa Warner

Can you have a sequence back to back using a end crowned plus 4 more to make 5.
Same row?

Last edited 4 months ago by Lisa Warner
Mike

Can you use a two eye jack as a one eyed jack?

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