How to Win at Connect 4 Every Time You Play: Top Strategies


Jennifer Mueller, JD

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This article was co-authored by wikiHow Staff Writer, Jennifer Muller, JD. Jennifer Muller is a wikiHow content creator. She specializes in reviewing, fact-checking, and evaluating wikiHow’s content to ensure completeness and accuracy. Jennifer earned her JD degree in 2006 from Indiana University Maurer School of Law. This article has been viewed 1,198,820 times.

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To win in Connect 4, try to maintain control of the center of the board by planning as many moves in advance as possible. Pay close attention to your opponent’s moves so that you can stop their attempts to make a Connect 4 and take advantage of any mistakes they make. Play aggressively and try tactics like multi-directional attacks to gain control of the board and make a Connect 4! Read on to learn how to make the “7 Trap”!

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