A 3D Take on a Familiar Game

If you've ever played the original Sequence by Jax Games, then you HAVE to see Kazink! - SahmReviews.com

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We’ve recently told you about one of our all-time favorite party games, Sequence, when we found its alter-ego, Sequence Dice at our local Goodwill. Here it is a month later and it is still a favorite with the kids, so when Jax (the makers of Sequence) offered to send us a couple additional games for our collection, we jumped at the chance. We were sure pleased to find one of the submissions was another flavor of Sequence entitled “Kazink!”.

If you've ever played the original Sequence by Jax Games, then you HAVE to see Kazink! - SahmReviews.comKazink! takes the idea of Sequence to a whole new level (pun intended). It does away with the traditional playing card deck in favor of suited-only cards without any numbers. The object is still the same, create rows of colored chips in your color before your opponent. Designed for up to three players individually or more by combining into teams, Kazink! is almost a combination of Sequence and another Thrift Treasure favorite “Zenith“.

If you've ever played the original Sequence by Jax Games, then you HAVE to see Kazink! - SahmReviews.comEach player is dealt three cards and takes turns playing a checker-like chip on the game board. The object is to capture (called “crowning”) a spot by getting three of your color stacked without interruption. Then you also try to crown adjacent spots attempting to line up three crowned spaces in a row. And if that isn’t enough for you, depending on the number of players you have to do this 2-3 times in total! All while preventing the other players from doing the same thing.  It is Tic-Tac-Toe on steroids AND alien radiation!

If you've ever played the original Sequence by Jax Games, then you HAVE to see Kazink! - SahmReviews.comI know I’ve mentioned this before, but this is exactly the type of game our family loves.  Very easy to learn with a simple ruleset and premise, but very hard to master thanks to many different possible strategies. All offense to beat your opponent quickly?  All defense to block their every move before attacking? A combination of both? In the end, no matter the strategy there is always a winner. Let’s just hope yours are better sports than mine are!

If you've ever played the original Sequence by Jax Games, then you HAVE to see Kazink! - SahmReviews.com

Many thanks again to Jax for providing us with a copy of Kazink! and allowing us to experience it for ourselves. If you can’t find a copy for yourself at a local retailer, be sure to check out the great pricing on Amazon, also usually under $20.

If you've ever played the original Sequence by Jax Games, then you HAVE to see Kazink! - SahmReviews.com

38 thoughts on “A 3D Take on a Familiar Game

  1. I am going to check this game out! It looks like fun. I like how the rules are simple but that there are so many strategies to be explored to master the game.

  2. This is such a neat game! I love how it’s kind of like a combination between checkers and a card game. My son loves checkers, so he’d enjoy this.

  3. Never heard of this game, but it sounds like a new one. My family has always enjoyed playing board games.

  4. I hadn’t heard of this game, but it sounds like a lot of fun. Our favorite game (or should I say my favorite board game because I have to force the kids to play it with me) is Sorry.

  5. I’ve never heard of either of the games, but they definitely sound quite simple to play. May have to check them out the next time we’re looking for something different to play.

  6. I have never heard of this game before but it looks like fun and something that my family might like. Board games really are a lot of fun and I think people tend to forget that in this day and age.

  7. Scott,
    We play a lot of games at our house. With one little kid and several bigger kids, it’s a challenge sometimes to play a game that everybody has fun with. Sequence is a great one, and I’m glad to see that they’ve branched out to more versions. Have you ever played Qwerkle? It’s a favorite at our house.

    1. I’ve seen Qwirkle at the store but haven’t played it. I see its an award-winner also, maybe I’ll find it on the cheap soon! 😉

  8. We love finding new games for family game night. This one looks like it would be fun, my youngest is sitting next to me and wants to play now. It will have to be a new addition at our house.

  9. I’ve never played Sequence before so this is an all-new game to me. We love Family Game Nights and this looks like something the whole family can enjoy!

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