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July 14, 2010 7:31 PM Subscribe
Why am I so bad at Connect Four?
posted by hamsterdam to sports, hobbies, & recreation (17 answers total) 10 users marked this as a favorite
I don't think I've ever, EVER, in my entire life, won a game of Connect Four. This all came back to me the other day when I downloaded a Connect Four app for my phone and proceeded to lose to the computer, on EASY difficulty, twenty times in a row.
I read some Connect Four strategy websites but they all seemed to focus on "advanced play", whatever that is.
1) How does one go about winning this stupid game?
2) What's the name for the kind of reasoning involved in Connect Four? I want to know what it is that I'm lousy at. How do I get better at this "logic skill" in general? I'm pretty sure it has something to do with my inability to plan my moves in advance, since I'm equally bad at games like Chess and Checkers (yes, even Checkers).