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4 In a Row Mania: Connect 4 Game

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This is a simple yet remarkably intense strategy game inspired by the classic Connect 4 board game first released in the 1970s. Players take turns dropping colored pieces into the playing grid. The first player to form a row of 4 (or in rare cases, more) pieces wins. Thus, you or your opponent must find ways to prevent this from happening.

  • Play this game in 8 different languages.
  • Play against a computer player with 4 difficulty levels.
  • Challenge a friend and time your competition.





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4 In a Row Mania Game for Kids Game Play Instructions

How to Play

Drop pieces onto any of the columns on the grid. Be the first to create a row of 4 pieces in the playing grid.

  • Starting the Game
    • Left click or tap anywhere on the black screen to load the language selection screen.
    • Pick a flag to choose your preferred language:
      • English
      • German
      • European Spanish
      • French
      • Italian
      • Brazilian Portuguese
      • Turkish
      • Russian
    • On the welcome screen, choose between the following playing options below the title of the game:
      • Play against the computer.
      • Play against another human player.
    • Below the main game options are two other buttons:
      • Select the sound button on the left to toggle the game’s audio.
      • Select the help button on the right to get a brief overview of the game’s rules.
  • Game Controls
    • Desktop
      • With your mouse, left click on any of the columns to drop a piece on it.
    • Touchscreen devices
      • To drop a piece onto a column, tap its location on the screen with your fingers.
  • Game Play
    • Starting a game
      • At the welcome screen, pick whether you want to play against a computer opponent or a friend.
      • Once you picked a game mode against the computer, you must pick the following options:
        • Choose a difficulty level.
          • The game’s computer player has 4 different difficulty levels.
          • Compare that with our other Connect 4-inspired game, which has only one, extremely difficult setting.
          • If you’re new to the game, choose the first computer level to play against.
        • Choose a color.
          • Pick between red or yellow.
          • Red always goes first.
      • When playing against a human, the game starts immediately.
        • Red goes first, as above.
        • Agree in advance who gets to go first to proceed with the game.
    • Interface
      • On the top left and top right corners are the indicators for the red and yellow players.
        • Your indicator remains grayed out if it isn’t your turn.
      • At the top center is the timer, which measures how long the game has been going on.
      • Below the game is the pause button, which opens the pause menu.
      • Most of the interface is occupied by the playing field, a 6 tall, 7 wide grid where you place the pieces.
    • Basic rules
      • Players take turns dropping colored pieces into any of the columns on the board.
      • The player who forms a row of 4 pieces first wins the game.
        • The row of 4 can be horizontal, vertical, or diagonal (either left or right)
        • If a player somehow creates a row of more than 4 pieces, they also win.
  • Strategy
    • The game is a lot more forgiving than our other Connect 4-type game.
      • You can choose between difficulty levels
      • The first difficulty level should be easy enough to defeat after 2 or 3 tries for a beginner.
      • Experienced players can challenge themselves with the computer player at level 4.
    • Start at the center to maximize your options when going first.
      • Starting at the center gives you 5 directions to expand (up, left, right, and diagonal on both sides).
      • Starting at the edge effectively cuts you off from half your options.
    • Create a square of pieces to maximize your options for expansion.
    • Play defensively when you can.
      • See if you can anticipate your opponent’s moves. Block the move that gives them the most advantages.
      • Plan your moves so you can force the player to move toward a disadvantage.
      • It’s even more satisfying if you can create 2 situations where you’re a piece away from winning.
        • Your opponent can only block you in one location, securing your victory.
    • Concentrate all your activity on one side of the board.
      • This strategy is called “owning a column.” Not to be confused with building a row of 4 pieces upwards.
      • Owning a column means having 3 pieces in a row on the same plane.
      • Any piece they add elsewhere will make it possible for you to win.
      • This reduces the size of the playing field as your opponent must keep playing on that side to keep you from winning. This, in turn, makes them easier to trap.
  • Target Audience
    • Board game players of all ages should like this game.
    • The game has no adult content.

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Mobile Friendly Cross Browser Support

This game is rendered in mobile-friendly HTML5, so it offers cross-device gameplay. You can play it on mobile devices like Apple iPhones, Google Android powered cell phones from manufactures like Samsung, tablets like the iPad or Kindle Fire, laptops, and Windows-powered desktop computers. All game files are stored locally in your web browser cache. This game works in Apple Safari, Google Chrome, Microsoft Edge, Mozilla Firefox, Opera and other modern web browsers.

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