You must have heard that famous saying that goes like this: age is just a number. At a young age, nobody is able to understand the phrase in its entirety and everyone takes it casually. How can you not age with the passage of time? Is it possible to remain young forever?
It’s a known fact that no matter how old you grow to be, everyone has a young, mischievous and naughty child inside them that pops out every now and then whenever he is amongst his own peers or in a comfort zone that he loves to be.
It is then that the child bursts forth and starts laughing, enjoying and making merry all around. Yes, you read it right, everyone yearns to do so when they grow old and even today, you can find a large number of elderly people throughout the world who indeed live like this.
But still, nothing can match the joy or times of childhood, which is considered the best phase of life by one and all as it is without any tension, stress, worries or compromises. No, that is for the parents to bear and also take care of your needs and desires at the same time.
However, there is this one game that can be enjoyed by people of all age groups right from 8 to 80 years and it is called connect four. Not only is it entertaining but also keeps your mind alert as it is a mathematical game for enhancing brainpower.
It is a game that requires an alert mind that is full of innovative ideas and strategies which can be played on a board with disks as well as the desktop of the computer system.
Connect 4 game is one that has the tendency of bringing out old folks from their self imposed exile of anonymity by tapping the child buried deep within them to come out and enjoy some fresh air.
It has the potential to make you feel young at heart and also take your mind down memory lane by making you relive childhood memories and unleash a wave of nostalgia that will leave all old people with a lump in their throat and tears in their eyes.
The rules of the game are quite simple as it needs minimum two people who will be the players and get to choose any color of their choice and drop one colored ball or disc into a grid.
The main objective is to form a vertical, horizontal or diagonal line of your chosen disc. Tic tac toe anyone? Yes, it is quite similar to tic tac toe which you used to play during childhood.
The given slots are in horizontal and vertical format that which may look simple at first glance but it taps your creativity and tests your strategic and analytical mind from which you have to apply various techniques to win the game.
So, given below are certain points that will provide you an insight on how to play the game and win:
- The first step is to learn the basics and focus on the center as the middle disc opens up more chances to make connection.
- As in chess, have all the moves planned in your mind and then apply it accordingly
- Try to read your opponent’s mind by focusing on his face, especially the eyes and block him
- Whenever he makes a mistake, capitalize on it and plan the next move with care and focus