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Connect4 (also known as Four Up, Plot Four, Find Four, Captain's Mistress, Four in a Row, Drop Four...) is a two-player connection board game, in which the first player that logged in has the yellow color and then take turns dropping yellow or red discs into a seven-column, six-row vertically suspended grid. The pieces fall straight down, occupying the lowest available space within the column. The objective of the game is to be the first to form a horizontal, vertical, or diagonal line of four of one's own discs. Play Connect Four with your friends or wait for a random opponent. You can also have a chat with each other.

Connect 4 has been a family favorite ever since Milton Bradley released it in 1974 and for very good reason. It has been a go-to game in my family for many years. The game is a tremendous amount of fun and can be played by the whole family – young and old.
If you are a newbie to board games and have not had the opportunity to play Connect 4 before, prepare to become instantly addicted!
Before you can get started and become the next Connect 4 champion in your family or social circle, you have to familiarize yourself with the rules first.

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Connect4 rules.


As you can see, the rules of Connect 4 are actually quite simple to learn. Once you have them mastered, you can start winning game after game of Connect 4. Something to keep in mind is that simply knowing the rules of Connect 4 will not guarantee you a win. You need to work on your strategy and technique in order to increase your chances of winning.
It is said that the game has been solved, which means that the first person to play can always win if they know the right moves. The solution dictates that winning is made easier by controlling the center of the rack (playing discs into the center column). But that is all about strategy.

Players can either play offensively or defensively on the rack – it’s really up to you how you play. That means you can either focus simply on achieving a 4-in-a-row of your colored discs, or you can rather focus on blocking your opponent from achieving any connect 4s.
I have personally found that a combination of offensive and defensive play is most effective. When I focus on merely blocking my opponent, I lose out on the satisfaction of creating my own 4-in-a-row. And when I complete neglect blocking my opponent by only focusing on creating my 4-in-a-row, they can surprise me with an unexpected win.

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