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Connect 4- Fantastic Stocking Filler!
Hasbro Connect 4
Member Name: lorrainek858
Hasbro Connect 4
Date: 09/12/11, updated on 12/12/11 (65 review reads)
Advantages: great game, good price, promotes thinking strategically
Disadvantages: Sometimes can get a little repetitive, after a long time
I am a part time child minder and look after my niece and nephew, while their mum goes out to work three days a week and it's good to keep something in the house for them to play with as they are over around at mine so much.
Connect 4 another classic game that has stood the test of time, I remember playing this with my sisters when I was younger, we spent lots of time playing it and loved this game.
The board for this game sits up vertically, it is blue hard plastic and has hollow circles in it so you can see through which colour of token is in the board. The frame is sturdy and not very easily broken, (our connect 4 game has lasted for years and still shows no sign of wear and tear), the newer version (which is the version that I am reviewing) in my opinion is just as sturdy, and the kids have not yet broken it which is a good sign as they are usually rather rough with their toys. There are two colours of tokens that you can play with, red or yellow.
The aim of the game is to get 4 of your coloured tokens in a row either vertically or horizontally, this can be quite tricky as each player takes their turn to put a token in each, so the opposing player can block you from getting 4 in a row.
This is a great game of strategy and promotes a player to think ahead, it is a really fun game that is easy to and straight forward to play.
I have had this game for years and both me and my sisters and now my nephews and nieces have all got great fun out of this game as they were bought one for Christmas last year, it is quite nice that the next generation is having as much fun as I did with this game, it just shows that it hasn't become outdated yet.
You can buy this game for £5 or so online which is a really great price, it is also available in Argos and most good toy stores for a similar price. I think that this is a good price for this game as is quite addictive and you are sure to get lots of play out of it.
This game is suitable for ages 7+, but I think that the concept is simple enough for younger ages, and my 4 and a half year old niece gets some enjoyment out of it as well, though we let her win a lot and sometimes she takes her turn twice before letting anyone else gets a go, she at least enjoys playing it and my nephew is 6 and he enjoys playing this game a lot and is quite good at it, so this age is just a guideline.
Overall I think that this game is a great little stocking filler for the kids this Christmas, it is a simple game of skill and really fun to play with others, I would give this game 4 out of 5 stars.
*also on ciao under lorrainek90
Summary: Great stocking filler this Christmas!
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