Connect Four

Players: Two - Also known as: Four in a Row, Four in a Line

Players take turns in marking squares on a grid subject to gravity. The first player to get four squares in a row wins.


The game is played on a grid with six rows and seven columns:


One player is 'O' and the other is 'X'. The players take turns in marking a square with their symbol, but the pieces behave as if subject to gravity. In other words, you can only put a piece in the lowest space in a column.

The first player to get four squares in a row, horizontally, vertically, or diagonally, wins.


In the following game the second player 'X' has won by making a diagonal row of four:


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Other games like Connect Four: 3D Noughts and Crosses, Go-Moku

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