Sea Change is a card-laying spatial puzzle for 2 players. It’s a bit like poker reimagined as a strategic, swingy, cutthroat match-3 game.
All you’ll need to play are a standard 52-card deck, some tokens (poker chips, meeples, etc.), and the goal board and 16 goal cards that can be printed and cut out.
In Sea Change, you compete to fulfill poker “hands” – straights, flushes, at the like - in particular geometric arrangements. Say, four cards of the same suit in an “L”. Harder hands will net you more points, but your opponent will also be angling to complete the same goals.
On top of that, each card value has a special power that alters the game rules in interesting ways!