Thrift Treasure: Connect 4 Launchers

Thrift Treasure: Connect 4 Launchers

I think Connect 4 is one of those games that every single one of you has played at one time or another. It’s so wonderful in its simplicity and can be played by all ages. Not only do we have the original in our collection, we also have a travel version, a Lego U-Build It game and recently highlighted a similar-themed 3D version, Stratos Spheres.

Connect 4 Launchers is one of those games where a picture is worth 1000 words. And a video is 10x that! See our live demonstration! -

But this week we found something entirely new – Connect 4 Launchers. We all have gotten to the point of throwing game pieces when we’re losing a game (you have, right?), but this game requires the rings to become airborne!

Connect 4 Launchers is one of those games where a picture is worth 1000 words. And a video is 10x that! See our live demonstration! -

The premise is still the same. Get four in a row – but now you can do so on either level of the board in any direction. In the base game you can steal a section by landing yours on top of your opponent’s piece. In the advanced rules you must have more pieces than your opponent in a square. Majority rules!

This version of Connect 4 is much more exciting than the original and adds quite a bit of dexterity skill to the game. You’ll also need to be quick with your placement, lest your opponent take the spot before you! And while a picture is worth 1000 words, check out this video tutorial our daughter made that will show you exactly how the game works!

We found our copy of Connect 4 Launchers at Goodwill, but you can still find copies on Amazon and eBay for a decent price if you are patient. Don’t be fooled by the listings that are over $70, it regularly appears for closer to it’s original retail price of under $30.

Scott Brady

About Scott Brady

A former manufacturing executive, Scott now balances his family life with ownership and backend administration of websites such as, and a number of other online properties. He also is an award-winning board game designer with notable titles such as Hues and Cues and boop.

13 comments on «Thrift Treasure: Connect 4 Launchers»

  1. chastity says:

    This looks like so much fun! I need to start going to Goodwill more – you always find the best deals.

  2. Addie would LOVE this- she is always looking for a reason to throw things 😉 Looks like another fun game to add to family night- I love that you find all sorts of games all over the place- including thrift stores! Gives a whole new dimension to my bargain hunting.

  3. WE love connect four so this would be even more exciting. However, my kids might use the launcher for different things.

  4. I love Connect 4 growing up. We actually go to a bar in town that has a gigantic one and it’s so fun. I thought that version was the only variation. I had no idea this Launchers one existed. It seems like so much fun. I’ll have to look for it next time I’m out shopping.

  5. Scott this looks like a great game. Adds a whole new dimension to the original game!

  6. Wow. This game looks great. I love the how it is fun and works on coordination.

  7. Brett Martin says:

    We have this game. The kids LOVE it!

  8. This is a game I could get into! Seems like the perfect game for some friendly competition!

  9. I love thrift stores and I love games! Great combo find for you!

  10. we find lots of great thrift store finds! It is amazing what people throw and give away. This looks like a fun game for the kids.

  11. Marcie W. says:

    Wow, we love the original Connect Four and this version looks extra fun. My kids would have a blast launching rings.

  12. Ryan says:

    Found this at a thrift store as well. It’s missing a few rings, but my little one loves it nonetheless.

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