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Four in a Row

Be the first to align your 4 pieces.

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This is a two-player game in which the players first choose a color and then take turns dropping coloured discs from the top into a seven-column, six-row vertically suspended grid.

The pieces fall straight down, occupying the next available space within the column.

The objective of the game is to connect four of one's own discs of the same color next to each other vertically, horizontally, or diagonally before your opponent.

When you can connect four pieces vertically, horizontally or diagonally you win.

A bit of History

This game is centuries old.

During his long sea voyages, Captain Cook was apparently often absent of an evening and eventually the crew began to joke that he must have a mistress in his cabin. When they discovered that the Captain had simply been playing this game with the ship's scientists, the game was christened 'The Captain's Mistress'!

Milton Bradley (now owned by Hasbro) published a version of this game called 'Connect Four' in 1974. Nowadays this game is also known as 'Four-in-a-Row' and 'Plot Four'.

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