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Connect Four

Connect Four is primitive decision-making on an epic level. It’s like the illegitimate lovechild of Chess and Tic Tac Toe even though it’s nothing more than recycled checker pieces and a plastic frame. Not only do you have to think a couple steps ahead of yourself in a limited environment, but without forecasting your opponent’s moves, you’ll repeatedly lose and the frustration of losing on such a simple game can drive people insane. I’ve seen it happen back in the day. The key to winning lies in the anticipation and prediction of each move, although much like Tic Tac Toe, he who moves first usually controls the game. That in itself is a valuable lesson that kids can pick up and run with.

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