When I was a little girl, I loved Connect Four. I have such fond memories of playing with friends. I can recall Connect Four tournaments in elementary school, when foul weather kept us indoors. Nowadays, I am mom to three Connect Four loving kiddos.
Connect Four is one of those games that kids can’t resist playing. It’s a classic!
What if I told you that you could take your Connect Four love to the next level with an updated game that you can hold in the palm of your hand? ThinkFun has created a 3-dimensional twist to the classic four-in-a-row game!
Stratos Spheres: A New Twist on an Old Classic
*Disclosure: I received Stratos Spheres at no cost in exchange for a review. I was not required to write a positive review and, as always, all thoughts and opinions are my own. I only choose to share products and resources that I would use with my own family and those that I believe other families will enjoy.
Stratos Spheres is a new twist on Connect Four
Stratos Spheres is a three-dimensional twist on the traditional four-in-a-row game. This two-player game is recommended for ages 8 and up. The goal of the game is to be the first player to connect four spheres in a row, in any direction.
To play, each player selects a color and one player places one of his or her colored spheres onto the white neutral sphere and then passes it to his or her opponent. The players continue taking turns placing colored spheres. The first player to connect four colored spheres in a row is the winner.
Reasons we love Stratos Spheres
Here are just a few reasons why Stratos Spheres has quickly become a family favorite:
- This is one of those games you can play right out of the box. It takes seconds to learn and yet…
- … it is challenging to master, making it a hit for children and adults alike.
- The game is recommended for ages 8 and up, but my 5- and 7-year-olds love to play too.
- Stratos Spheres works on those logic skills!
- The game requires no setup and cleans up in seconds.
- Stratos Spheres comes with a drawstring pouch making it a perfect travel game. My husband and oldest son spent many a wintry morning playing it together while my younger two were at ski lessons. It would be the perfect game to toss in your purse to have on hand for waiting rooms, restaurants, and travel.
- My children have successfully played this one in the car, making for more peaceful traveling!
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Cait co-hosts The Homeschool Sisters Podcast and is co-founder of Raising Poppies, a community for parents of gifted and twice-exceptional children. Cait is also founder of the Family Book Club at My Little Poppies, a fantastic community of book-loving parents and the Gameschool Community at My Little Poppies, a vibrant community of gameschoolers.
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