Original Connect 4

Brand: Hasbro Gaming
Type: Action Board Games
Age Range: 6+
Max Number of Players: 2
Power Needed: N/A
Difficulty Level: Medium
Game Length: Short 1-10 Minutes

Contents:

  • Game Grid
  • 2 End Supports
  • 21 Red Checkers
  • 21 Black Checkers
  • Game Rules and Instructions.

DESCRIPTION: Connect Four (also known as Captain’s Mistress, Four Up, Plot Four, Find Four, Four in a Row, Four in a Line, Drop Four, and Gravitrips (in the Soviet Union)) is a two-player connection game in which the players first choose a colour and then take turns dropping one coloured disc from the top into a seven-column, six-row vertically suspended grid. The pieces fall straight down, occupying the lowest available space within the column. The objective of the game is to be the first to form a horizontal, vertical, or diagonal line of four of one’s own discs. Connect Four is a solved game. The first player can always win by playing the right moves. Connect Four is a two-player game with “perfect information”. This term describes games where one player at a time plays, players have all the information about moves that have taken place, and all moves that can take place, for a given game state. Connect Four also belongs to the classification of an adversarial, zero-sum game, since a player’s advantage is an opponent’s disadvantage.