Strategy Board Games For Kids
SEQUENCE for Kids -- The 'No Reading Required' Strategy Game by Jax, Multi Color, 11 inches (2-4 players)
Bought Strategy Board Games For Kids for grandchildren who are 4-1/2, 6-1/2 and 8-1/2; parents had it on a wish list. You use playing cards (pictures of animals, a couple of types of wild cards) and a board with a grid of animal pictures. Its play is somewhat like Connect 4, but made more complex because you can only play on the squares for which you have a matching animal card.
. I thought it was a wonderful game and we adults enjoyed playing it with the kids. The 6 & 8-year-olds loved playing. As someone else stated, it invokes learning to take turns, patterns (creating 4 in a row horizontally, vertically or diagonally) and strategy (creating your own sequence while thwarting the other players). 1 game takes about 10-15 minutes.
The info says ages 3 up. I thought it was way too advanced for the extremely smart 4-1/2-year-old and just a bit advanced for the 6-year-old. I’d recommend making sure the child was confident on Connect 4 before moving to this more complex game.Promised Review by Ironjawed_woman