Product Type: MB Games board games
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I like this game!!!!! (because it's the only one I'm good at)
MB Games Connect Four
Member Name: Elaineee
MB Games Connect Four
Date: 05/12/12, updated on 07/12/12 (58 review reads)
Advantages: Easy to play
Connect 4 stands out for me as being my most played with game as a child- I still like it now. Having kids is a good excuse to buy them (yourself) toys from your own childhood.
The Hasbro/ MB classic updated version can be found in Argos for a tenner (at the moment it's in their 2 for £15) ours was from Tesco ages ago I think that was £10. We have classic, three play, travel version, giant garden version and even a keyring game of it- see I told you I liked it!
In the box you get a navy blue grid, forty odd red and yellow counters and a stand which doubles as a tray. It's easy to erect you just slot the grid into the base. It's all plastic and okay quality with no sharp edges. Once up it doesn't fall over. The whole thing is about a foot square- ish. Connect four doesn't take batteries- it is slightly noisy as it makes a clattering sound when you drop the counters into the grid slots.
The game is very simple you need four counters in a row to win. To do so you and your opponent must first choose what colour you're going to be, then you take it in turns to drop the coloured counters (yellow or red) into the connect 4 grid. The object of the game is to get either a straight, vertical, horizontal or a diagonal line. Who ever gets the four in a row first wins the game. You have to shout out Connect 4 when you win like the advert!
Straight forward enough? no it isn't you need to keep your eye on your opponent's counters then when you see they have a three in row you have to block it with one of your counters. It's a good strategy game but isn't complicated.
The newer version has abit more about it with three ways to play- the original game, Pop Out which you get four in a row by choosing to push a counter out rather than dropping one in and Pop 10 which starts off with the grid full of counters sort playing it of back to front. I only like the original game although I do sometimes and always have played connect five or even six- sad eh?
When a line is made you simply release the counters by pulling the bottom away- again easy- ready for the next game.
The game is not suitable for the under three's and is recommended for age six plus. My children have played this game since they were very young- probably four years old with no problem.
It's a two player game but I've played alone, I used to take it in turns with myself (I know).
My children love this game too so 5 stars from me!
Summary: Can get abit boring especially if you lose!!!!