Connect 4

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Connect 4 Online is a two player board game similar to Tic-Tac-Toe. Each player takes turns dropping a colored disc into a board that has 7 vertical columns and 6 horizontal rows. The goal of the game is to connect four pieces of the same color–vertically, horizontally, or diagonally–before the other player does so.

Connect 4 game ends in a tie if neither player connects four when all the 42 board positions are filled up. The first player begins by dropping his/her yellow disc into the center column of the game board. The two players then alternate turns dropping one of their discs at a time into an unfilled column, until the second player, with red discs, achieves four discs in a row, diagonally, and wins.

Connect 4  Gameplay

A gameplay example (right), shows the first player starting Connect 4 Multiplayer by dropping one of their yellow discs into the center column of an empty game board. The two players then alternate turns dropping one of their discs at a time into an unfilled column, until the second player, with red discs, achieves a diagonal four in a row, and wins the game. For games where the board fills up before either player achieves four in a row, then the games are a draw.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Is there a strategy to connect 4?

One basic strategy for Connect four is to have disks in the middle, because this opens up the most opportunities for you to make connections. Because there are an odd number of columns, having disks in the middle means you can make connections in any direction.

How do you win connect 4 every time?

1. Anticipate Your Opponent’s Moves. The game is indeed very similar to other strategy games, but for players who are not used to the rack, it can be almost intimidating. …
2. Stay in the Middle. …
3. Look Ahead. …
4. Watch out for Game-Ending Spaces.

Has Connect 4 been solved?

Connect Four has since been solved with brute-force methods, beginning with John Tromp’s work in compiling an 8-ply database (February 4, 1995).

What are the rules of Connect 4?

The two players then alternate turns dropping one of their discs at a time into an unfilled column, until the second player, with red discs, achieves a diagonal four in a row, and wins the game. If the board fills up before either player achieves four in a row, then the game is a draw.

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