Connect Four was invented by Howard Wexler and Ned Strongin, and first published by Milton Bradley in 1974.
Considered trivial by many for being solved and having ridiculously simple rule, Connect Four still deserves some reverence for being one of the most successful abstracts ever. And a great kids game to boot!
It is also being sold as Captain's Mistress, with a popular wooden edition put forth by WE Games.
While we do understand why Connect Four has an abysmal rating over on Board Game Geek, nothing can take away the amount of fun we had as children with this game!