4 gewinnt Action

Bounce to win!


Four in a Row is still the condition for winning the game in this version of Connect 4!, but this time dexterity and speed are necessary, tactics are more of a theoretic feature, very much in the background.

Aim of the game is to arrange for balls of your own color in a row - horizontally, vertically, or diagonally. The vertical grid with 5x5 holes is similar to that used in other versions of Connect 4!, but it has an additional fixture featuring five channels providing access to the five columns of the grid. Playing pieces are not discs in this version, but balls - each player has 12 balls of a color, yellow or red - which need to be bounced into the channels so that they fall into columns to form a row of four.

Both players try to achieve this simultaneously and cannot throw the balls directly, but must bounce them off the table to make them fall into one of the four channels to run down into a column. You cannot touch a ball that is in channel or grid, but can pick up balls from table or floor. Whoever is first to place four balls in a horizontal, vertical or diagonal row, wins.

If both players have put all their balls into the grid and nobody achieved a row of four, players take the orange ball and alternate to try to get the ball into a remaining gap. Whoever achieves this first, wins, regardless if this formed a row of four or not. At the end of the game, the grid works as a storage box. Team play is an alternate version.

Row formation by dexterity and chance - especially due to the simultaneous play; most careful aiming does not help if another ball gets into the channel first.


Players: 2

Age: 8+

Time: 15+

Designer: not named

Artist: not named

Price: ca. 27 Euros

Publisher: Hasbro 2019


Genre: Dexterity, row formation

Users: For families

Special: 2 players

Version: de

Rules: de en

In-game text: no



Dexterity dominates

Row formation rather randomly

Trains hand-eye coordination

Nice variant


Compares to:

All variants of Connect 4!


Other editions:

Hasbro (en)


Chance (pink): 3

Tactic (turquoise): 0

Strategy (blue): 0

Creativity (dark blue): 0

Knowledge (yellow): 0

Memory (orange): 0

Communication (red): 0

Interaction (brown): 3

Dexterity (green): 3

Action (dark green): 3