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Connect 4 Launchers

Connect 4 Launchers

Fall 2011 Games
Ages: 5 & Up
Manufacturer: Hasbro Games
Price: $19.99

Blame it on the Middle Ages perhaps, but being able to catapult-er, launch-a checker through the air in an effort to land four-in-a-row on a two-level game board is a winner in our household. The game moves fast, and if a player misses, the next try is just a couple of seconds away. While it perhaps works best as a two-person game, there are rules included for team play. There are three game levels: "Basic Frantic Launch," "Championship Frantic Launch," and "Advanced Power Launch." For the advanced game, some of the discs count as "power checkers" with special codes on them that grant a player a second turn, the ability to remove all checkers from every surrounding space or the chance to remove an entire row from the board. This game absorbed my boys for the better part of a day-it's something different and something fun.

Reilly Reagan   ©2011 Parents' Choice
Reilly Reagan, M.L.S. is a librarian and teacher currently working as a full-time mom. She has been reviewing media since 1991, writing for Library Journal and Video Librarian magazines. Her eight-year old and five-year-old sons enjoy helping with critiques.

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