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Wood Captain's Mistress Game (4-in-a-Row) - Small
|CHOKING HAZARD -- Toy contains a small ball. Not for children under 3 yrs.|
There is a persistent legend that Captain Cook used this game nightly to relax with his fellow shipmates. He spent so much time playing the game, it came to be known as The Captain's Mistress. The object of the game is simple, yet the strategies are endless. Players try to line up four of their hardwood "rounds" in a row, either horizontally, vertically or diagonally. The cabinet is beautifully made, with brass fittings, burlwood inlay on top, mitered joints and a lustrous, stained finish. At game's end, pull the bottom retaining "gangplank" and the hardwood "rounds" drop back into the cabinet.
Get 4 balls in a row (horizontal, vertical, or diagonal) to win!
7 5/8" x 5 1/4" x 2 1/8"
Set is Wood with Wood Balls
High-quality gift that will display beautifully on a coffee table or desk top.
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3 of 3 found the following review helpful:
Not as nicely made as I was expecting but still a fun gameAug 01, 2010
By James Cook
I had high hopes for the quality of the game as a coffee table/conversation piece. However the quality of the construction does not appear to match the description. the "lustrous stained finish" turned out to not apply to the inner grooves which were only were partially and unevely stained. I haven't discovered the brass fittings mentioned in the description either" Though the game is fully playable if you overlook the cosmetic issues.
2 of 2 found the following review helpful:
Great fun!Jan 08, 2011
This game is great fun. I bought it for my 68 yo husband, but little kids love it, too. Easy to learn, but can involve great strategy. My only complaint--it is difficult to distinguish the "light-colored" balls from the dark ones. We had to paint the dark ones so we could easily tell them apart.
1 of 1 found the following review helpful:
fun, simple gameSep 16, 2013
"Avid reader and listener, of both fiction on non-fiction. I especially love history, adventure, and creative, clever and unusual characters!"
This game is so fun and simple, it is great for all ages, and this wood version is well-made and appears fairly historically accurate. We use this in our living history re-enactments and demonstrations. It is quite popular with our younger spectators, and makes our demonstration very hands-on. The best thing for me is how compact it is and easy to travel with.
I like it!Jan 14, 2013
By some guy
Small enough to take with you. Be careful not to lose the wood marbles if you go places. I've always liked table-top games when socializing.
1 of 2 found the following review helpful:
The Original Connect FourMar 18, 2010
By Games from Everywhere
"My Games, Toys and Gadgets."
This is a really high quality game and available in Australia. Solid wood and the balls are nice to use in this game.
Captain's Mistress is a nice original "Connect Four".