Product Type: MB Games board games
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A fun game for kids
MB Games Connect Four
Member Name: chickiepoo
MB Games Connect Four
Advantages: Kids love it
Disadvantages: Can get boring
I bought this game for £9.99 from the early learning center online for my kids. I always used to love playing this when I was younger so figured my kids would like it too.
What comes in the box
Connect 4 board
21 red counters
21 yellow counters
Stand for the bottom of the board
How to set it up
Well thats pretty easy the game does not take much assembly really, all you need to do is attach the tray which just slots on, so it is really easy. Then when you want to put it away just take the tray back off again.
How to play
To start you need to each decide which colour you would like to play with, and toss a coin to see who is going first. When that is decided you need to take all your own coloured counters, then start the game.
The connect 4 board is full of small circles which in total there are 42, which matches all the amount of counters you have. at the top of the board you have small slots where you can fit each of your counters in to. on your turn you place a counter at the the top which will then fall down as far as it can go, due to other counters maybe been placed there.
The aim of the game is to get four in a row, which can be horizontal or vertical, the object is to also try to stop your opponent getting four in a row too, so you do have to look at the board good, and place markers to stop your opponent while also trying to get four in a row yourself.
The first to get four in a row wins that game. when you have finished the game you need to pull the little slider out at the bottom to release the counters that are in the board already.
My overall opinion
I do like this game myself and so far the kids have enjoyed playing it. However it can get a little bit boring after a couple of games for me, but the kids seem to be able to play it for ages.
The game is not too expensive and its easy to store and to set up, the kids can do it themselves without having to come nagging at me.
The game is quite easy to play but you need to think about each move before you play it, so it does make you use your brain a little bit.
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