Thursday, September 7, 2023

Smart Four, By GiiKER - REVIEW

Nature/ Type:           Reinvented version of Connect Four 

Rating:                      ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️

Recommended age:   6 year-old ++   

Who would love this: Anyone who loves things that are COOL & technology-driven  

Incorporating technology into classic games is a little controversial, and sometimes, risky. Do it wrongly, you destroy the nostalgic love of our childhood memory. BUT, do it correctly, it’s a retro game reimagined that can potentially elevate the experience to a whole new exciting level. One thing about GiiKER, it seems to have always got it RIGHT. I can’t wait to tell you about this GiiKER game that I deeply LOVE - “Smart Four”! 

Why I love ❤️ this game: 

(1) Reinvented Version Of The Classic Connect Four - And This One Is COOL! 

“Smart Four” is a new take of the traditional game “Connect Four”. Remember the classic two-player strategy game that usually comes with a vertical board fixed upright, where each player takes turn to drop a ball or a disc into a column and aims to get 4 in a row to win? I adore the classic, but admittedly, the original game has its limitations and is somewhat, repetitive. Here comes Smart Four - a reinvented version of the classic. Included is a battery-operated white board in a 5x5 cubic grid marked with 25 circle buttons in colours, and 64 game pieces (32 black, 32 white). The BIGGEST twist in Smart Four: you get to link the “4 in a row” in any direction - vertically, horizontally, diagonally, upwards, or in ascending steps. Yes, in Smart Four, you get to stack your pieces on top of another, up to 5 levels high! 

(2) Play "Head To Head" OR Use "Robot Mode" 

You can play this with another player “head to head”, whilst having Smart Four records your moves and acts as an integrated referee (the winner gets a little celebratory blinking “light show” indicating where the 4 pieces connect in a row). If you can’t find a player? Fear not! Choose “robot mode” (easy, medium, or hard) and play against the AI opponent. When it’s the AI’s turn to place a piece, the triangular indicators would light-up with specific colour to notify us where to place a piece on behalf of the robot. 

(3) A Technology-Driven Game With Smart Features! 

With technology, it means we get to enjoy various smart features. The player indicator tells you which party needs to take a move. The lights blink 3 times when you make an invalid move, and you get a light signal when someone wins. I love the sturdy, chunky and light weight game components. Awesome game! 

# gifted in exchange for review 

Where to buy this: (Use Discount Code: 60SREVIEW for 15% off) 

Check out also my review on other GiiKER products: 

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