Sunday, March 3, 2024

4 To Win, By Families Play Forever - REVIEW

Nature/ Type:            A modern twist to classic "Connect Four" 

Rating:                       ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ 

Recommended age:   6 year-old ++ 

Who would love this: Strategy game lovers 

“Connect Four” is that sort of game that never grows old. We love the classic, but we can’t resist a creative variation of a well-loved strategy game. Check out “4 To Win” from Families Play Forever . Thank you Divisible by Zero for providing this amazing game for a review! 

Why I love ❤️ this game: 

(1) A Creative & Modern Twist To Classic Connect Four 

Now, remember how the classic Connect Four works? Two players, taking turn to drop a ball or a disc into columns of a vertical board, strategically planning and aiming to get 4 in a row to win? “4 To Win” retains the same 4-in-a-row concept, save that now we can play the game with more players (2 to 4). “4 To Win” comes with a box of 85 square tiles (20 x each of blue, red, green, yellow; 5 x white). Each player chooses a colour and gets all 20 squares of that colour plus 1 white square. Place a white square at centre of table as the starter square. Each player now takes turn to lay a tile right next to another square on the table (touching a side of a tile, not just the corner). Players can use their special white tile as a “blocking square” to stop another player from winning. The first player who aligns 4 tiles of their colour in a row (horizontal, vertical, diagonal) wins the game. I’m genuinely surprised how addictive the game is - it’s a little “chaotic”, a bit more “unpredictable”, more strategy required, and harder to “control” without any confined border or frame restricting the placement of the tiles. 

(2) TEN Game Variations Included 

The GREATEST thing that I love about this set: there are SO MANY game variations included (10 to be exact), and it’s impossible to get bored with it! We love the “Modern 3D Rules” where we get to place our tiles on top of another coloured square up to a stack of 4. We also love the “5-in-a-row” rule for a more challenging variant, or “Colourful” rule for a 2 players game (each player plays with 2 colours). There is also a 4-in-a-L, “Rainbow” (4 different colours in a row), “Team Up” (2 v 2) and more! 

(3) Solid, Chunky & Colourful Tiles 

I also love the solid and chunky feel of the tiles; they are thick and colourful, and make a “click-clack” sound when knock against each other. Everything fits in the box neatly. 

# gifted in exchange for review 

Where to buy this: (Australia) 

Enjoy the video! 

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