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Connect4 History

connect4 gameThe concept of this strategy game, Connect 4, has been around for centuries. Legend has it that Captain James Cook used to play a variant of Connect 4 with his fellow officers during his long voyages, which led to the game being nicknamed "Captain's Mistress."
The contemporary version of Connect 4 was launched by Milton Bradley in the early 1970s. The game consists of seven columns, each six pieces high. It is a clever adaptation of a classic game, where the objective is to connect four tokens in a row, either horizontally, vertically, or diagonally, while simultaneously preventing your opponent from achieving the same. It may sound easy, but in reality, it poses a significant challenge. The "vertical" strategy required to play Connect 4 introduces a unique aspect that forces players to think in new ways to block their opponent's moves effectively.
Connect4 is named Force4, or Puissance4 in French, Forza4 in Italian, Conecta4 in Spanish, 4gewinnt in German, 4 op'n rij in Dutch, Fire på stribe in Danish, Neljän suora in Finnish, Czwórki in Polish, Четыре в ряд in Russian, 四子棋 in Chinese, and 四目並べ in Japanese...


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