Connect four


Connect four is a game played between two players on a 7 by 6 squared grid. At the start of the game, one of the horizantal sides with a length of seven gets picked to be the "gravity" side. The gravity side is what all the player's symbols will be placed against. Each player then picks a symbol (either "X" or "O") to denote their moves. Players take turns making moves by marking their respective symbols in the lowest available space against the gravity side in one of six columns. The game is won by getting four of your own symbol in a row either horizontally, vertically, or diagonally. If every available space gets filled up then the game is a draw, however this is incredibly rare and almost never happens.

a finished game of Connect four

Pros:
  • Only takes one piece of paper
  • Can be played anywhere
  • Is a very fun game that rarely gets old
  • Very strategic and requires a lot of thought
  • Rules are easy and simple to explain and understand
  • The gravity system makes the game more interesting and gives it more
    variety when compared to other games in the "in a row" genre
Cons:
  • The game can be slightly confusing for new players

Evaluation

Connect Four is a classic game with that is both easy to play and full of strategy. It can be played practically anywhere and is very fun. The game puts a pleasant spin on the classic "in a row" genre that has since been dominated by games such as Tic-Tac-Toe and its variants. While the gameplay does get a bit tiring after awhile as is the usual case with these games. However, the gravity mechanic does spice up the game making it much more interesting as well as keeping the game from getting old and adding some strategy. This game is very fun and creative with its gameplay.

Overall Score: 9/10, It's a great game that gets boring once in a while but is still very good


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