Classics are classics for a reason. Products that have the most lasting impressions do so because they can stand the test of time. There is nothing particularly childish or grown-up about it; it’s just fun for everyone. There are many family games with this quality: Monopoly, Sorry, and Settlers of Catan come to mind.
But just because something is great just the way it is doesn’t mean that it can’t be improved!
Connect 4 x 4 is essentially the same game as the original, but with the ability to play with up to four players instead of just two. The object of the game still revolves around trying to get four of your pieces to line up in a row, only now there are more players to stand in your way. The grid is now double-sided, so there are twice as many spaces in which to play in about the same amount of space. There are also special new pieces that allow players to block both sides of the grid.
More Strategy Brings More Fun
The addition of two more players adds both fun and challenge to the original concept. Rather than battling wits with one opponent, you must now pay attention to three. Sure, it’s a little trickier, but it is now much more family-oriented, as everyone can now join in.
And if you want to stick to basics, you can just as easily use one side of the grid to play the original two-player classic.
So whether you like things the way they are or you want a little variety, Connect 4 x 4 is the perfect middle ground. It adds a new level of depth to a great game, but stays true to its original form. Just as the original Connect 4 left a lasting impression, Connect 4 x 4 will undoubtedly be a success and have a spot in any family’s game collection. The game retails for less than $35 on amazon.