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The Complete Book of Connect 4 : The Original Game Of Connect 4 : History, Strategy, Puzzles - James Dow Allen

The Complete Book of Connect 4

The Original Game Of Connect 4 : History, Strategy, Puzzles

Paperback

Published: 2nd November 2010
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Fun to play on the board or on the computer.

Connect Four has become a staple of the family game room and this is the definitive book on the subject.

It tells all about how Connect Four came to be, offers game-enhancing strategies from a puzzle expert and provides actual examples so solvers can test themselves on what they have learned along the way.

By the time players finish this complete guide, they will be lean, mean, disc-dropping machines, ready for Connect Four success!

About the Author

James Dow Allen is a computer scientist and inventor with 32 U.S. patents. In addition to professional work with device firmware, operating systems and compression algorithms, Mr. Allen pursues programming as a hobby. In 1988 he developed a computer solver for the game of Connect Four just for fun.

Rules and Terminology
Tactical Ideas
Strategic Threats
Major Threat Analysis
Undercutting Threats
Counter threats
Minor Threats
Review of Strategy and Tactics
Opening Tables
Sample Games
Rule Variations
Central Column Openings
First Row Openings
Connect 4 Pop Out
Answers to Problem Sets
Index

ISBN: 9781402756214
ISBN-10: 1402756216
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 262
Published: 2nd November 2010
Dimensions (cm): 25.4 x 17.8  x 2.3
Weight (kg): 0.522