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Cool Games to Play – Chess, Checkers, Lego, Backgammon and Connect 4 with Chessblocks

Oct 15, 2012

Multi Player Connect 4  A fun board game,  get four in a row

For the first time I didn’t have to explain anything. With the Chessblocks, the pawns (or Gons) replace the standard flat plastic round checker and stack up vertically to form a stable base.  The plastic cage to place the checkers is now redundant, with the added benefit of having to be more careful while stacking the pieces with this variation, it is also a balancing game and if you knock over the pieces you also lose the game. Think Jenga-Connect 4.

With Connect 4 you need to each have 21 pieces which are placed 7 horizontally and 6 vertically and you take turns until someone gets 4 in a row, horizontally, vertically or diagonally.  If you haven’t seen this game before, welcome to planet Earth.

It was only quite recently that I even thought about using the Gons to replace the plastic checkers.  Now the Gons are really a great substitute for other games like Checkers and Backgammon and now they are even more appropriate for Connect 4. If someone wants to have a really great combination of games to play all that is needed is 3 sets of Chessblocks. With 16 Gons per set, 3 sets are all you need to play these 4 games.

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I’m escaping away from this beautiful and yet cold and rainny city during this time of the year, and going to a sin city but at lease it’s hot out there! Where? take a wild guess….

Okay, time’s up! scroll down to check if your answer is correct!? I’ll update more information when I get back, later my friends.

Jim Coady