Connect Four is a game in which two players take turns dropping discs into the vertical playing grid. Whoever gets four of their own discs in a row first wins. You can win horizontally, vertically, or diagonally. It’s a classic game, you’ve probably played it a million times growing up. It’s easy to learn and hard to master. It’s not like chess though, you only play Connect Four every so often. It’s not something that you play every single day so nobody is particularly great at it and the competition is fairly level. If you are really good at Connect Four, you should consider getting a new hobby because you’re fucking lame. This is the kind of game that you play when you have a friend over and the power goes out. Monopoly is too long and it’s way too easy to cheat at Battleship. Connect Four is ideal in this situation. You can play one game, best of three, or have a little tournament. It gets a little competitive sometimes, but nobody takes it too seriously. There’s no glory in winning Connect Four so there’s no shame in losing.
Critically Rated at 13/17
Written, Rated, and Reviewed by Brendan H. Young