In the last couple of months Lucas has really gotten into playing Connect 4, of course his version of how to play is just a tad different from how it’s supposed to be played. In his version the rules is, whoever can place all their discs into the unit wins; for being 3 he’s super fast and the reigning champ. However when Lilly, Brian and I play we stick to the original rules of whoever gets 4 in a row first wins, we all have our fair share of wins. Truth be told Connect 4 has gotten boring over the years at least for me, it’s the same process over and over again with no real excitement. You know when you child finds a book that they really love then ask you to read it a billion times a days? After awhile you get bored with it and start adding new parts to the book to liven it up a little, well that is how Connect 4 has become for me. I’ve come up with some crazy alternative rules to the game to make it fun for me, now don’t get confused as we do play the standard rules with the kids but by the 10th game I bust out the different rules. Lilly enjoys it and Lucas finds them hilarious. When I saw that Winning Moves had a different version of Connect 4 I knew that I had to give it a shot, bye-bye classic Connect 4 as I have found your more fun sibling.
Connect 4 Twist & Turn is for ages 6+ and requires 2 players, the contents include 1 game unit, 18 red plastic discs, 18 yellow plastic discs and instructions. Just like the original the objective of the game is still the same, you need to get 4 in a row to win. As you can see Connect 4 Twist and Turn doesn’t look like the original at all, each layer of the tower (blue part) can twist and turn. When it’s a players turn they can twist a row to drop a disc into a new slot, this could either help the player by making a spot open for then to possibly win or to block the opposing player from getting 4 in a row. With this game being played all around it will require the players to think more, come up with strategies and really contemplate where their next move will be.
As a Mom I love how once the game is over the discs can be placed in the game unity until next time but as a person I love how competitive this game can be. I’m always up for a good competition every now and then, yes that includes it with my 8-year-old. You all have no idea how fierce Lilly is and extremely good at many things she puts her mind too, plus she says she loves when she beats me and I’m really trying to win. I quit letting her win at 3. This game is also great for when traveling long distances in the car, it will keep your kids occupied or whoever else is in the car. The one thing that I noticed that was kind of a downfall was that when placing the discs in you need to help it move down a little. You can either shake it, use your finger to glide it down or move the tower rows a smidgen. This doesn’t really bother us but I could see if the game got really intense someone would consider it “cheating” but overall that was the glitch we found. This game does last a lot longer then the original and no one strategy will work because of the constant twisting and turning of the tower. We all have a blast playing and I may do a happy Mom dance when I win but to be fair we all do a little jig when we win. 😛
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