You know what you get with Connect 4! (If not, where have you been?) Connect 4 is the classic game of aiming to get four discs in a row, before your opponent. This version is produced by Hasbro Gaming – but don’t worry, this is the original game with no complex rules.
The aim of Connect 4 is simple. You have a series of coloured discs in your colour, either yellow, or red. A 6×7 plastic grid sits upright, supported by two legs, with 42 holes in it. On your turn, you drop one of your discs into one of the seven columns within the grid. You need to try and be the first to get a run of four discs in a row. You can get a vertical or horizontal row… And beware the sneaky diagonal row!
You’ll need to both try to connect your own row of four discs, while also blocking and thwarting your opponent. Yes, the box says this is for ages six and up, but adults will play this in a competitive manner, believe us! Games of Connect 4 are quick, meaning it fits into that category of “fancy a rematch?”
Children will find Connect 4 a fascinating and tactile experience. It’s so satisfying to let the discs tumble down in the grid! It’s also a great learning tool for them to learn about pattern-building. Or, if you want to introduce them to ‘grown-up’ board game mechanisms, you could argue Connect 4 is all about area control/influence…
Player Count: 2 Players
Time: 10 minutes