By Schylling

Reviewed for Third Grade, 2010

An attractive and affordable version of the classic Connect 4, this version of the strategy game is made of eco-friendly bamboo—a highly-renewable, organic, and biodegradable natural resource. Instead of plastic red and black chips, the game uses colored wooden beads. While it may look surprisingly different, the rules remain the same: get four of your pieces in a row horizontally, vertically, or diagonally, and you win. Be careful, your opponent will try to block you! Not only does this work strategy and patterning, but it also builds visuospatial reasoning. And it looks great on your coffee table, too! (Schylling, $9.99)