Sequence is a card game that requires little to no skill. Because of its simplicity it is great for young children and reinforces the teaching of numbers and order.  If really young children are playing the game can be modified by removing the face cards and only deal with numbers 2

  through 10.

The Object                 Be the player to get rid of all their cards.

What You'll Need       2 to 10 players. 4 to 5 being ideal.                                           A standard deck of playing cards.

Setting Up the Game                                                                                      Players sit in a circle facing each other. The oldest player is the dealer. The dealer shuffles the cards and deals them face down to each player until all cards have been dealt. It does not matter if players do not all receive equal numbers of cards. Each player places their cards face down without looking at them.

Playing  the Game                                                                                         The player to the dealers left goes first and puts down their lowest card in any suit they choose. The ranking of the cards is 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, Jack, Queen, King, Ace. 

After the first card has been put down on the table whoever has the next highest card in the same suit must put it down.  This process continues until somebody finally plays the Ace of that suit.

For example let's say the first players lowest card is the 4 of spades. They put the 4 of spades down on the table.  Another player plays the 5 of spades and another might play both the 6 and 7. It does not matter in which order players go or how many cards they play as long as they are building the sequence.

Play continues as such until the Ace of spades is played.

When the Ace is played, the one who played it must begin a new suit.  As in the start of the game the player who begins the suit begins with their lowest card in the suit. 

Winning the Game                                                                                         Eventually a player will play all the cards in their hand.  At that point they have won and are awarded 1 point for each card the other players are still holding. 

Variations to the Game                                                                                 To simplify the game for younger players simply forget the scoring by points and just play to win the hand.  The face cards can also be removed so only the 2 through 10 number cards are played.

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Did you know that the earliest board games discovered are more than 3,500 years old?