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!”.
Kazink! 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“.
Each 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!
I 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!
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.