Search Tips

Quotation Marks—Enclosing a multiword phrase in quotation marks tells the search engine to list only sites that contain those words in that exact order.

The following must appear in ALL CAPS and with a space on each side.

AND—Indicates that the records found must contain all the words joined by the AND operator. For example, to find objects that contain the words wizard, oz, and movie, enter wizard AND oz AND movie.

OR—Records found must contain at least one of the words joined by OR. For example, to find objects that contain the word dog or the word puppy, enter dog OR puppy.

AND NOT—Indicates that the records found cannot contain the word that follows the term AND NOT. For example, to find objects that contain the word pets but not the word dogs, enter pets AND NOT dogs.

Online Collections

Connect Four Vertical Checkers Game

game

ca. 1984

Connect Four offers a plastic version of the classic tic-tac-toe. This Milton Bradley product first appeared on the game scene in 1974 and has remained popular ever since. Players slip black or red checkers into slots on a vertical board. The object of the game is to have four checkers of the same color in a horizontal, vertical, or diagonal row before your opponent. Because the board itself sits in a vertical plane, gravity becomes a factor. Each player needs to consider gravity in placing his or her four checkers in a row without contributing to the opponent's success. The game's concept wasn't particularly innovative; tic-tac-toe has been around since before pencils, and the checkers used in the game had long been a staple of every nursery and playroom. Still, Connect Four was a hit and remains popular.

ManufacturerMilton Bradley Company
Materialcardboard | molded plastic
Object ID102.451

All artifact images, interpretive information, and website text
© The Strong.