Talk:Sequence (game)

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Not Parker Brothers game[edit]

You know, this isn't a Parker Brothers game.--Amanaplanacanalpanama 07:36, 10 July 2006 (UTC)

"Factual history"[edit]

I moved this text from the article's page:

It is time to provide some factual history regarding this great family game. Sequence was invented by Douglas Reuter in Minnneapolis, MN in the early 1970's. The manufacturing and distribution rights were Licensed to Jax, Ltd., Inc. in 1981. Sequence made its first appearance at the New York Toy Fair in February, 1982 and was first sold to the public in about April, 1982. Sequence caught on with the public fairly quickly. The problem is, Sequence is very easy to copy. And many did. Hundreds, if not thousands, made their own version. This has, over time, resulted in some confusion regarding how this game came to be. There is a guy in Oklahoma who thinks his uncle or someone actually invented this game and so he started manufacturing a game called the Original Sequence. It, along with all other imposters, was legally challenged and that game is not the game you can buy in stores, Sequence is. Some believe, as is stated above, that Sequence is merely a commercial version of a "traditional American game". This is not factual. It is THE commercial version of the legally protected creative work of Douglas Reuter. This game is properly protected under United States copyright law and is being manufactured and distributed by Jax, Ltd., Inc. under a legally binding License Agreement. There have also been others who have tried to simply change the layout of the cards, or change on little rule, and come out with "their newly invented" game. Over the 25 years Sequence has been distributed by Jax, Ltd., Inc., imposter versions of Sequence have been successfully challenged legally. Both versions listed above, Jack Foolery and Double Series are now in the process of being challenged. Douglas Reuter did retain the electronic medium rights to his invention but under his agreement with Jax, Ltd., Inc., he can not name any electronic version "Sequence". So, when a legal electronic version of Sequence is produced and marketed, it should be one that is invented by Douglas Reuter (Doug Reuter). Any other version - physical or electronic - is an imposter.

Someone please move the relevant (and referenced) information back to the article's page. — Val42 04:35, 20 July 2007 (UTC)


The commercial slant of this Wikipedia entry is a bit ridiculous. In fact, it verges on being considered an advertisement for Jax Ltd, Inc. Not to mention the fact that it's simply wrong... the company's claim that the game was invented in the 1970s by a single individual and is exclusively licensed to Jax is a stretch at best. My father taught us to play "sequence" in the mid-1970s on his own homemade board, and at that time he told us that his parents and his uncle used to play it all the time, so the claim that the game was invented from whole cloth in the 1970s and then licensed to a commercial interest is simply ridiculous. These sorts of baldly commercial Wiki entries are a cancer on Wikipedia... it really reduces the overall quality of entries overall. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 21:21, 1 October 2008 (UTC)


Could not find direct reference to demonstrate notability. It might be borderline in terms of originality but it certainly could use some more references. There appear to be questions of if there is a related card game that precedes this as it would be possible to play with just carsd and counters. There are two internet claims of older games that seem to be copies but the above talk for example would raise issues of the games novelty.Tetron76 (talk) 11:16, 18 March 2011 (UTC)