How to Play Connect 4 (on your phone)

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Connect Four is a two-player strategy game that is played on a vertical grid. The objective of the game is to be the first player to connect four of your own colored discs (either horizontally, vertically, or diagonally) in a row on the game board. Here’s how to play Connect Four:

Objective: Connect four of your colored discs in a row (horizontally, vertically, or diagonally) on the game board before your opponent does.


  1. Players take turns dropping one of their colored discs into any of the seven columns. The disc will fall to the lowest available spot in the selected column.
  2. After dropping a disc, it’s the other player’s turn.
  3. The goal is to create a sequence of four of your own colored discs in a row, either horizontally, vertically, or diagonally. The sequence can be created in any direction.

Winning: The game is won by the player who first creates a sequence of four of their own colored discs in a row. Once a player has achieved this, they announce their victory, and the game ends.

Draw: If the entire game board is filled with discs and neither player has managed to connect four in a row, the game ends in a draw.


  • Pay attention to both your own potential winning moves and your opponent’s potential winning moves.
  • Blocking your opponent’s potential winning moves is essential to staying in the game.
  • Aim to create multiple potential winning combinations in various directions to give your opponent a harder time blocking you.
  • As the game progresses, focus on controlling the center columns and areas, as these allow for more potential connections.
  • Be prepared to adapt your strategy as the board fills up and opportunities change.

Variations: Connect Four can be played in different variations, such as different board sizes (e.g., larger grids), variations on the number of discs needed to connect (more or less than four), or even three-dimensional versions of the game.

Connect Four is a simple yet engaging strategy game that requires careful planning and observation. With practice, you can develop strategies to outmaneuver your opponent and create opportunities to connect four of your discs in a row.

Connect is available as part of Higgster’s Games Compendium, with no adverts, downloadable for all Apple and Android tablets/phones.