Growing up, I loved playing Connect 4! I thought it was fun to strategize and figure out how I could beat my opponent by dropping down disks and coming up with a line of 4 horizontally, vertically or diagonally! When I saw the new Connect 4 Launchers game, I thought it was something that would be fun for the girls to play!
Last night, we tried playing Connect 4 Launchers for the first time. Because of the girls’ ages (7 and 3), I wasn’t sure how well they’d play the game together, especially as the game lists recommended player ages as 5+. I quickly figured out a way we could play together and the result was literally hours of fun!
With Connect 4 Launchers, you choose your colour (red or yellow) and then you get a matching checker launcher. The goal of the game is to launch your pieces and the first person who gets 4 in a row wins! Miss Seven wanted to put the board together and was able to do so easily. I showed Little Miss how to hold onto the base of the launcher (so that it wouldn’t move) and how to shoot her pieces. She did an excellent job and also sometimes let me hold the launcher base and move the launcher so that she’d have a better chance of getting the pieces on the board. She was so excited when she even won one game!
The girls had tonnes of fun playing and we played for over an hour! They are already talking about wanting to take the game over to grandma’s house to play as well! I also had a lot of fun with the game and I think it will be a great game to have around the house when the weather gets colder and we want to play inside!
Connect 4 Launchers is a Hasbro game and retails for approximately $19.99.