This was a great childhood game because it was competitive, skill based and quicker than monopoly.
It’s interesting to know that the game has been solved, meaning that computers have determined the first player to move can win every time if they play perfectly.
“There are some people who can play Connect Four perfectly. Wikipedia link for basic strategy. About Connect Four
When the first player goes in the middle column, the first player will always win if the first player is perfect, but the columns next to the middle column will result in a draw, and the other columns result in a second player win.”
Play Connect Four
I think the AI on this one is better, so when you dominate the first, try this Connect Four game.