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Connect Four Children's Game

Connect Four Game Rules

Connect Four Children's Game Instructions

Average Price: $20.00
Playing Time: 15 - 30 min.
Ages: 7+
Players: 2
(52.46%) (366 Votes)

If your looking for a simple strategy game that can be played with just about anyone, including young children, Connect Four is for you. Connect Four is a simple game similar to Tic-Tac-Toe. Only instead of three in a row, the winner must connect four in a row.

Due to the nature of the game setup, Connect Four is a little more hands on and fun for younger kids to drop their checkers down the slots. Connect Four is a simple and fun two player game that only takes minutes to finish.

To win Connect Four you must be the first player to get four of your colored checkers in a row either horizontally, vertically or diagonally.

Connect Four will come with a grid, 2 end supports, 21 red checkers and 21 black checkers, and the official Connect Four game rules and instructions.

Connect Four Children's Game Rules:
Please keep in mind that the official Connect Four childrens rules and instructions could be different depending on the game version you have. The rules below are some of the exact directions on how to play Connect Four.

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Elizabeth says:

If you have to call that you have 4 in a row, it makes the game all more fun in the sense that you have to pay more attention and be the first one to call if there is an accidental 4 in a row. There are two ways to play. 5 in a row and 4 in a row. to play 5 in a row, usually, a bigger board is used. However, in 4 in a row, if a 5 in a row is made, it is considered a win if you call it
Teeh says:

Do you have to call if you won
Bob says:

The inventor of the game has to decide in the case of getting 4 in a row and not seeing or calling it, if you still win. I think it would be good sportsmanship if your opponent gets 4 in a row, but doesn't see it and you concede the game.
Bob says:

If you connect 5 in a row, you DO have 4 in a row also !! So, 5 in a row wins.
Johnny says:

If you get connect 4 and do not see it or call it and then the opponent gets connect four next who wins.
Adrianna White says:

we are having a debate about can you get connect 5 in a game of connect for...someone please tell me yes or no
Jim says:

Of course you win if you connect 5 -- it's double win, because you now have two sets of 4 connected, depending in which end you count from!
Jim says:

A group of 5 wins the game; this is verified by reading the paper referenced in Wikipedia's Connect Four article (; "Victor Allis's Master's Thesis containing the solution of the game" Section 2.1, paragraph 3 states "If one player has more than one connected group this position can only be legal if these groups share a square which contains the last man played." Groups of more than 4 are constructed by the final tile played joining two groups of less than 4 together. A "5" can be constructed by joining two sets of 2, or a 3 and a 1. A "6" can be created by joining a 3 and a 2. A "7" can only be made by joining two sets of 3.
tico says:

We're having a debate about the five in a row too. Is it a win if you connect five?
Kindra Horton says:

We are playing at the Boys and Girls Club and we are debating about if you get five in a row do you still win? We need a answer help?!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Syu says:

We're having a debate about the five in a row too. Is it a win if you connect five?
Sims says:

If a person gets five in a row, does he or she still win? We are having a debate about this.
Sarah P. says:

this game is SO MUCH FUN!! i love it because it is easy to play...and a simple game to understand!
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