Product Type: Hasbro board games
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Hasbro Connect 4
Member Name: teafan11
Hasbro Connect 4
Advantages: Cheap and enjoyable.
Another great MB game aimed at children aged six and over. Although when I say children I still enjoy playing it myself on occasion. The games main principle is that two players have coloured plastic discs either red or yellow and then take it in turns placing a disc into the upright plastic blue board which has seven columns horizontally and each having six circular holes vertically, so when a disc is placed in a column it appears in the corresponding hole, effecting claiming the space. Your aim is to get four of your coloured discs in a row before your opponent. Similar to tic tac toe but a more elaborate and advanced idea than a simple piece of paper and pen. The game is quite straight forward and simple to play, and each game usually only take about five to ten minutes, dependant on ability. My youngest son who is two and a half enjoys placing the disc counters into the board just for fun rather than playing the game. My oldest however can play this for hours and thoroughly enjoys it and I believe it is benefiting him as well as entertaining him.
The game is good for encouraging strategic thinking, logical problem solving and prediction in a way that is fun. I have used it in the past for aiding my son's home education, using it for helping with simple addition. It made doing maths fun, but now he has advanced way beyond simple addition and we no longer use this for that purpose.
The game is very simple to set up as it folds flat and also incorporates a storage tray for the discs which makes them easier to store without them being lost. The game comes in a cardboard box and can be stored in the box for added protection but because of the way the game folds up this isn't necessary. The box is fully recyclable, and can be recycled through regular collection. This is a classic, I remember having it as a child, and although simply designed is very durable and robust, my boys can be quite boisterous and rough with toys but this is still going strong. Sometimes simplicity makes a toy better. My son can set this up in minutes and enjoy it for hours. I definitely believe this is a fantastic buy and with Christmas soon approaching makes a perfect gift for a child.
We have had this for a fair few years now and I can't recall the price but they are readily available in many supermarkets and most toy shops but I have seen them in amazon for £8.00 with £2.99 delivery. Which makes the game ideal for a gift, either for Christmas or for a birthday; there is a travel addition also available which is simply a smaller version of this.
Overall this is a great board game that would be a benefit to anyone selection and is fantastic for family games night or to play on Christmas night with the family. I definitely recommend this game and it's a great deal cheaper than a computer game.
Summary: A fantastic, traditional game that does not cost the earth.
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