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About Connect 4

Connect 4 is a classic strategy board game for two players. To be the first to connect four of discs in a row, either horizontally, vertically, or diagonally.

How to play

In each turn, players strategically drop their discs into the grid, aiming to outmaneuver their opponents and hinder their progress. To achieve victory, players must employ critical thinking, engage in meticulous planning, and anticipate their opponent's moves. While the game is easy to learn, it offers a depth of strategic gameplay that makes it engaging and enjoyable for players of all ages. Its combination of simplicity and strategic complexity contributes to its widespread appeal.

Two game modes

To play with humans, begin by finding a friend or family member as your opponent. Set up the board game and assign colors to each player. Take turns dropping discs into columns, aiming to connect four of your colored discs in a row. Play until someone achieves four in a row or the grid fills up.

To engage in a game against AI opponents, seek out an online platform that provides an AI mode. Select your desired difficulty level, initiate the game, and make your moves akin to playing against a human. The AI will react accordingly. Employ strategic thinking to outwit the AI and strive to connect four discs before it can. Continue playing until a player successfully achieves four in a row or the game culminates in a tie.

The rules for the game

  • Connect 4 is played on a 6x7 grid, totaling 42 slots.
  • Two players alternate turns, one using red discs and the other using yellow discs.
  • The primary objective is to be the first player to establish a connection of four discs in a row, either horizontally, vertically, or diagonally.
    Players take turns dropping their discs into any column of their choosing. The discs descend to the lowest unoccupied slot within the selected column.
  • Once a disc is placed in a slot, it cannot be moved or removed.
  • The game continues until one player successfully connects four discs in a row or if the entire grid is filled without a winner, resulting in a tie.
  • If a player makes a winning move, they announce their victory, and the game ends.