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Instructions to play connect four

The rules are simple: You play against the computer and you both have 21 discs (or markers) each. Depending on what level you selected, either you starts (with red discs) or the computer starts (with yellow discs). Click on the column you want your disc to fall down into. The disc falls to the lowest empty slot in that column. Then you wait for the computer to put it's disc. When the computer is finished, you can add your next disc.

To win in connect 4

The first to get four of their pieces in a straight line wins. A line can be horizontal, vertical or diagonal. You have to beat the computer to finish the round. If it's a tie (the whole game board is filled with discs) you have to try again.

Considerations in the game

On the more difficult levels, your computer often has to think for a long time to find a really good place for its disc. If you have a tired computer, this can take several minutes and during this period of time a pulsating spinning circle in the middle of the board will be shown.

Calculation of knowledge points

Each completed game level gives 1 knowledge point in Connect 4. The maximum number of points (14 knowledge points) is achieved when you pass all 14 levels. You'll get a bronze medal when you complete a level 2 times and a silver medal after 5 completed rounds. A gold medal will be received after 10 completed rounds. In Connect 4, the maximum number of collectable gold medals is 14. You only earn knowledge points for levels that has not been cleared before. A cleared level has a green background above. Even when you have completed a level, you can continue practicing at that level, but it gives you no more knowledge points.

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Subject

Brain training

Target group

Kindergarten - Tenth grade

Practices

Strategy Logical thinking

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2022-06-08

Published online

2013-06-14

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Jessica

31 August 2022 15:05

I like this game and I enjoy playing games like this and never get tired of it but it's a bit challenging for bigger levels but still very fun

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joker

24 August 2022 19:43

hmmmmmmmmmmmm what i think about this game is that its pretty good i wish they could add harder levels for the smarter ones tho but overall its a really good game to play when your bored

Anonymous

30 May 2022 12:57

This is a really fun game i really recomend this

(Video) How to Always Win At Connect 4

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helloman

2 May 2022 09:45

Its the best game on helpfulgames.com

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Megan

27 April 2022 15:25

The whole reason this is a bad rated game is because it is hard. Its actually a pretty good game. Yes, it is challenging if you pick harder levels, but is still very fun!

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Anonymous

6 April 2022 16:58

good job at that hope you win again next time good game

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haroon

30 March 2022 08:06

it is so hard and im only a kid but if it is hard and computer starts it is no fair because it going to put it in the middle

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jamahl

25 March 2022 16:03

it a good game and like the game

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Tex persson

15 March 2022 11:16

this is pretty hard on the beginning

Anonymous

7 March 2022 19:28

game is to hard i keep on losing

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Daniel Lind

14 February 2022 14:55

Beatrice Newburg: Please contact us on Helpful Games if you know how to reproduce the skipping. Link at the bottom.

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Beatrice Newburg

12 February 2022 13:34

I've been playing these games for quite awhile. Found no errors until I started playing Connect 4 when it is a "You Start" the computer sometimes goes faster and skips one of your placements.

Anonymous

8 February 2022 14:41

I love this game I play this at school is the best thing ever

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Girl that s crushin on Nelly

31 January 2022 19:59

(Video) Connect Four Gold Medal Match

well i thinkit is fun because it gives you somthing to do instead of your class work

Anonymous

19 December 2021 14:07

If you start, always put the first two tokens in the middle column. If the computer starts, put the first token in the middle column. From there, you're on your own. I win at level 13 and 14 more often than I lose that way.

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Hoodiel_ee

16 December 2021 21:54

This is really run and can we have a real online where we can add people and where we can invite people to play against us ?

Anonymous

10 November 2021 18:40

i lost but it was the best game the i play

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anonymous

9 November 2021 20:48

this game is soooooooooooooo hard!!!! i have to do level 5 for class

Anonymous

7 October 2021 19:04

Its challenging even in the easy one

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4 October 2021 22:55

very cool game i really like it

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Anonymous

26 September 2021 15:47

There's a bug where if you click really fast, you can drop multiple chips.

Anonymous

18 September 2021 05:55

hello I'm having trouble with level 1 help me

Anonymous

10 September 2021 18:39

this is the awesomest game of Connect Four

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moishe

18 August 2021 15:50

until i see the other levels. how is the computer so GOOD

Anonymous

13 August 2021 15:34

its fun but level 5 till 14 are SO HARD

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Moishe

12 August 2021 18:17

great game would recomend. im good at connect 4 so its fun and sharpens my mind but level 5 IS SO HARD

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Harper

9 August 2021 03:22

The best game ever I have never played a lot of fun in
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Christina

3 August 2021 09:40

it is so hard make it easy and make more games

Anonymous

22 June 2021 08:31

I am only was able to pass level 1 i tride to do th hard o es but i lost

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cookies

10 June 2021 18:16

this game is so hard i was only able to complete level 1 and 2 its kinda fun i dont really like computers they are too hard. IM USSALLY SOOOO GOOD!

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Christina

9 June 2021 15:33

At first, I got very annoyed because I kept losing. I couldn't understand why at first, because in my home, I was the Connect Four Champ. (Along with my dad of course, lol) Then I FINALLY figured out the "strategy!! Whether you or the computer go first, YOU MUST PREVENT IT FROM FORMINGTWO OR THREE COLORS TOGETHER IN A SECTION. Once that happens, you will lose.

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dylan

26 May 2021 19:35

it is so hard make it easy and make more games

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Ganymede

18 May 2021 11:42

There is game called connct 4. There are 14 rounds. The odds are you. The evens are computer. ...to be contiued

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le le

14 May 2021 14:57

this hard i on level 12 now i found stragety put disc above other players disc

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connect 4 four

7 May 2021 18:20

this unfair but i guess its fun it kinda hard though and i like that i can choose my level

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Darrick

30 April 2021 21:43

i likehow on level one you can just play around lol

✨🎀gracie🎀✨

27 April 2021 20:44

this game helps me know wich one and i'm about to play the different games to help me learn

Anonymous

23 April 2021 20:35

good game
player
and plus you bet me

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(Video) I made a Connect Four game

15 April 2021 15:37

I like it but I can not start. This all ways starts by putting i the middle.

FAQs

Is it possible to win every game of Connect 4? ›

Connect Four is what mathematicians call a "solved game," meaning you can play it perfectly every time, no matter what your opponent does. You will need to get the first move, but as long as you do so, you can always win within 41 moves.

What is the trick to win connect 4? ›

The ideal position is to have two potential connect-fours that need a final checker on two spaces that are on top of each other. This will usually lead to a victory because you can threaten in the first space. If the opponent fails to block, you win. If the opponent blocks, you play on top to win in the next space.

Is Connect 4 good for your brain? ›

Exercise your brain during this time through this great activity as your child will build skills such as problem solving and basic math. Connect 4 has proven benefits to increase math skills by encouraging players to plan ahead, and provides opportunity to detect patterns.

How do you play Connect 4 games? ›

You can get your pieces in a row horizontally. Vertically or on an angle any of these ways will will

How can I win any game? ›

6 Secret Tips to Always Win At Most Common Games - YouTube

How do you always win connect? ›

How to win at Connect 4 almost every time! - YouTube

How do you win connect 4 every second? ›

How to win connect 4 as second player - YouTube

Who is the best at Connect 4? ›

phoenix72

Can checkers be solved? ›

Checkers is the largest game that has been solved to date, with a search space of 5×1020. The number of calculations involved was 1014, which were done over a period of 18 years.

Is Connect 4 a skill? ›

In a 2020 survey conducted by YouGov, 49 percent of respondents in the United States stated that Connect Four was a game of skill rather than luck.

What are the benefits of playing Connect 4? ›

Educational Benefits of Connect 4

Builds skills such as problem solving, basic math. Encourages players to plan ahead – looking out for opportunities to connect 4 discs. Provides opportunity to detect patterns. Instigates prediction of the outcome of alternative moves – for your own play as well as your opponent's.

What skills are used in Connect 4? ›

Connect 4
  • Fine motor skills.
  • Visual/perceptual motor skills.
  • Upper extremity strengthening.
  • Crossing midline.
  • Using an involved extremity.
  • Upper extremity range of motion.

Is Connect 4 a math game? ›

Connect 4 is one of my favorite board games. It's fun for all ages, and with just a little bit of effort, you can turn the classic game into a math game to build number sense and give students extra practice with basic addition facts. How to Play: Decide on a sum that you will add to.

What age is Connect 4 for? ›

Connect 4 Strategy Board Game for Ages 6 and Up (Amazon Exclusive)

Can Connect 4 end in a tie? ›

Yes, it is possible for a game of Connect 4 to end in a tie. This will occur where neither player has been able to connect four checkers in a row and the whole Connect 4 board is full.

Is chess solved? ›

At this time, the game of chess has not been solved, but there is no reason why it is impossible, or intractable.

How do you get the game 2048? ›

How To Beat 2048 (Best Strategy Tips For Beating 2048 Game Tile)

How do you play go? ›

How to Play Go - YouTube

How do you trap someone in Connect 4? ›

connect 4 traps - YouTube

Can you win connect 4 diagonally? ›

The Connect 4 Board Game Rules are easy to understand. In fact, it is in the name. To win Connect Four, all you have to do is connect four of your colored checker pieces in a row, much the same as tic tac toe. This can be done horizontally, vertically or diagonally.

What is the oldest board game? ›

The Royal Game of Ur is the oldest playable boardgame in the world, originating around 4,600 years ago in ancient Mesopotamia. The game's rules were written on a cuneiform tablet by a Babylonian astronomer in 177 BC.

How do you make a Connect 4 into a 7? ›

How to Win Connect 4 - Figure 7 trap - YouTube

How do you always win Rock Paper Scissors? ›

Because scissors is the statistically least often thrown move, and because rock is the most often thrown move, paper is the best way to go. Paper will beat rock, which is the most commonly thrown move. Scissors can beat paper, but because it's the least often thrown move the chances of losing are much less likely.

Is 9x9 Go solved? ›

No. 6x6 is the largest actually solved. 7x7 has a solution that is believed to be correct but is not proven to be correct. 9x9 is not anywhere near solved yet.

Is guess who a solved game? ›

The game was strongly solved by Mihai Nica in 2016. Nica's research found that while a player was ahead their optimal strategy was a binary search, and when behind they should instead make "bold plays" that had a chance of narrowing things down significantly, in order to pull ahead of the other player.

Is checkers easier than chess? ›

Chess is harder than checkers because there are far fewer moves and board combinations in checkers. Checkers has been solved by a computer, meaning that a perfect game can exist which forces one player to win. Chess cannot be solved in the same way because the possibilities are far more complex.

Can a 3 year old play Connect 4? ›

I love it when games my older kids play can be modified into a toddler activity! Connect 4 is such an awesome game for older kids, but it's also a super toy for toddlers. Great for fine motor skills, learning colors and cause and effect.

What kind of game is Connect Four? ›

The Connect 4 game is a classic strategy game in which 2 players go head-to-head in a battle to own the grid! Players choose yellow or red discs. They drop the discs into the grid, starting in the middle or at the edge to stack their colored discs upwards, horizontally, or diagonally.

Is Connect 4 for adults? ›

With a competitive edge, the game is great for teens and adults, too. Basketball hoops on the board's sides make for added fun. Built from durable plastic, the game is safe for use both indoors and outdoors.

How do you use Connect 4 in therapy? ›

Game Time with John: Connect 4 with Therapeutic Benefits - YouTube

Who invented the game Connect Four? ›

Toy Story: Catching Up with Howard Wexler, Inventor of the Classic Game Connect 4. Above: Howard Wexler's home studio features some of the 120-plus toys and games he has invented and licensed during the past five decades.

How is Connect 4 used in speech therapy? ›

How to Use Connect 4 for Speech and Language - YouTube

How many rows are in a Connect 4 game? ›

Connect-Four is a tic-tac-toe-like two-player game in which players alternately place pieces on a vertical board 7 columns across and 6 rows high.

How many holes are in a Connect 4 game? ›

Each piece has 42 holes in it. Also, you'll need to cut out 1/4" strips (9) of wood that are slightly thicker than the acrylic. One will need to be the length of the board, while the rest are the height of the board. These will act as separators to make columns and the bottom, inside the board.

What is four in a row called? ›

Four in a Row, more commonly known as Hasbro MB Games 'Connect 4' or Captain's Mistress is a ubiquitous but straightforward strategy game in which counters are dropped down vertical shoots with the objective of getting four counters in a row horizontally, vertically or diagonally.

Does 5 in a row count Connect 4? ›

The game plays similarly to the original Connect Four, except players must now get five pieces in a row to win. This is still a 42-ply game since the two new columns added to the game represent twelve game pieces already played, before the start of a game.

What are the blue chips in Connect 4? ›

It includes 4 blue Blocker discs that players can use to block an opponent space or to lift a player checkers to quickly get 4-in-a-row to win. Players can choose to start in the middle or at the edge; to stack discs upwards, horizontally, or diagonally then drop in a blue disc for an unexpected strategy move.

How Many connect 4 pieces are there? ›

The official pieces for Connect Four are 42 black and red checkered playing pieces (21 of each color). Due to the playing board, anything aside from checkered pieces proves to be rather inefficient since most substituted pieces don't stack well with each other.

How rare is it to draw in Connect 4? ›

I am kind of surprised the draw percentage is so high, hovering around 0.25%.

Is a tie possible in Connect 4? ›

Yes, it is possible for a game of Connect 4 to end in a tie. This will occur where neither player has been able to connect four checkers in a row and the whole Connect 4 board is full.

Can you win Connect 4 diagonally? ›

The Connect 4 Board Game Rules are easy to understand. In fact, it is in the name. To win Connect Four, all you have to do is connect four of your colored checker pieces in a row, much the same as tic tac toe. This can be done horizontally, vertically or diagonally.

Can you win Connect 4 with a square? ›

A winner is declared when one player gets four of their colored checkers in a row vertically, horizontally or diagonally. Other configurations, such as squares, don't count as winning combinations. The game is declared a stalemate or tie if all the pieces are played but nobody has four in a row.

How do you win Connect 4 if you go second? ›

connect 4 how to win a second player - YouTube

Does 5 in a row count Connect 4? ›

The game plays similarly to the original Connect Four, except players must now get five pieces in a row to win. This is still a 42-ply game since the two new columns added to the game represent twelve game pieces already played, before the start of a game.

What is the oldest board game? ›

The Royal Game of Ur is the oldest playable boardgame in the world, originating around 4,600 years ago in ancient Mesopotamia. The game's rules were written on a cuneiform tablet by a Babylonian astronomer in 177 BC.

What are the blue chips in Connect 4? ›

It includes 4 blue Blocker discs that players can use to block an opponent space or to lift a player checkers to quickly get 4-in-a-row to win. Players can choose to start in the middle or at the edge; to stack discs upwards, horizontally, or diagonally then drop in a blue disc for an unexpected strategy move.

Does yellow go first in Connect 4? ›

The yellow player does the same with the red player's tiles. 1. The youngest player goes first.

Can checkers be solved? ›

Checkers is the largest game that has been solved to date, with a search space of 5×1020. The number of calculations involved was 1014, which were done over a period of 18 years.

How many checkers can be in a Connect 4 game? ›

Once the board (also called a “rack” once it is in standing position) is in place, the two players need to decide who will be red or who will be black (yellow) on the game board. Each player gets 21 game pieces of the same color to use.

Can adults play Connect 4? ›

Connect 4 is a game that I often play at family gatherings. It is a game that is great for kids, adults, and oldies alike. While the rules of Connect 4 are easy to learn, the game can be somewhat challenging too, which makes for great fun.

What are the Connect Four rules? ›

How to play Connect 4 - YouTube

Who is the best at Connect 4? ›

phoenix72

How do you trap someone in Connect 4? ›

connect 4 traps - YouTube

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