Product Type: MB Games board games
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MB Games Connect Four
Member Name: VampirePrincess
MB Games Connect Four
Advantages: Easy to play and set up, Simple skill game to get thinking
Disadvantages: None really
Here I go with a blast from the past; I like the fact that games I used to play when I was a child are still current nowadays.
"This skilful game of strategy encourages premeditation and will provide you with hours of excellent entertainment!"
This game is made up of two different colour circular counters; they are blue and yellow with a rigged edge. The game is only a two player game which is good in one way as you can sit and play with someone one on one. But when you have two children wanting to play the game with you at the same time can be a little bit of a pain. That is when the line "learn to share" comes in!
The aim of the game is to make a line of four counters of the same colour in a line; this can be in anyway as long as they are together. The unit itself holds up to 42 counters at a time, so the first one to get that line of four is the winner it is that simple.
Setting up the game is easy, I have used two food bags one for the one colour of counters in and the other to add the other colour. So they don't slide around the box and get mixed up. When setting the game up itself you need to stand the unit up and attach its sides, they slide on with ease and within seconds. There is at the bottom a catch you need to make sure is shut before you start your game otherwise your counters will just fall out.
I like how easy this game is to set up and play but is does take a little skill working out where you could make that line of four counters. Samuel who is now 12 does still like to have a game of this now and then and normally wins each time! Gracie May who is 5 will have her moments and really enjoy playing or get bored very quickly so it really does depend of the mood of the child.
The game on the hold is sturdy and durable, and has a good age range for which it is suitable for. The recommended age for this game is 6 years plus, but Gracie who is 5 doesn't have any problem in playing and understanding this game.
The packaging seems to change slightly over the years but it is always bright and welcoming to gamers. It all fits nicely into it hard cardboard box for easy storage.
Price and Availability:
I picked this game up from a School fate maybe a year or so ago, it was still like new for only £1.50 so I grabbed it. I do a lot of child minding for my family so games like this always come in handy. You can pick this game up from £8.99 plus and they also do different versions of this game too.
I think this is a nice little game which comes highly recommended from me. I personally find it more of a time filler game as after a few rounds it does get a little boring to play. Nevertheless still a good game and great value for money.
Five out of five stars from me.
Thank you for reading.
The original game of connect four was created in the 1970's and is still going strong today. Made by the Milton Bradley company which has now been taken over by Hasbro.
Summary: A connect four board game fro 2 players
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