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Giant Connect Four
Giant Connect Four Pieces

Strolling by a local bar this past weekend, something unusual caught my eye – a huge wooden ‘connect four’ game complete with king-sized game-pieces. The bartender didn’t have a lot of info to share about the impressive recreational centerpiece other than the fact that it’s creator was a friend of the owners. If anyone has anymore info, please share it with us in the comments.

I’ll have to stop by “Duck Duck” bar sometime to get a quick (and huge) game in. – Giant Connect Four on Flickr

Collin Cunningham

Born, drew a lot, made video, made music on 4-track, then computer, more songwriting, met future wife, went to art school for video major, made websites, toured in a band, worked as web media tech, discovered electronics, taught myself electronics, blogged about DIY electronics, made web videos about electronics and made music for them … and I still do!


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  1. TBird says:

    The board was made by my roommate brian and our friend jeff. the story behind the idea for the life size connect 4 goes: when the duck duck first opened, jeff and brian, two connect 4 enthusiasts, were thrilled to find a regular milton bradley connect 4 game. they were also very pleased to learn that the owner of the duck duck was a fan of the game. they called another friend and told him to “come to the duck duck, they have connect 4, it’s huge.” the friend misunderstood and expected to find a giant connect 4 game.
    brian and jeff decided that was a great idea, and began constructing the 5 foot tall board and the chips. their hard work paid off, the results are a fully functioning connect four board with a working chip release slider and beautiful chips each painted with the duck duck logo.
    the bartenders will bring out the board upon request any day of the week (space permitting) and wednesday nights they have a connect 4 night.
    check the calendar on the window of duck duck for connect 4 tournament nights.

    1. Savannah says:

      Could you please provide the plans on how to build one like yours? I really want to make one but there is no where online that shows you how to build one from scratch. I would really appreciate it!

  2. Collin Cunningham says:

    excellent – thanks for the info!

  3. Giant Connect 4 Addict says:

    Well done, enterpising and well made. We also make giant versions of Connect 4 in wood and plastic, but its not as easy as it looks. It looks as if the holes become the counters, but the counters are in fact bigger than the holes.

    Also stopping a wooden Giant Connect 4 from warping is not simple, but I think yours looks great.

  4. Theresa says:

    What about the plans for this game are you sharing them I would love to have this made…..If you are sharing the plans would you send them to me? theresaemma@bellsouth.net thanks so very much. Many blessings to you

  5. I too am in love with this connect four! I saw a similar one at a bar in Austin and asked where/who they purchased from, but they would not share.

    I desperately want one of these and would be willing to pay someone to construct one for me. If design plans are being shared, I’d be willing to pay for those too.

    Any help would be appreciated!

    Angelica.plasencia@gmail.com

  6. Donna says:

    I would love to have one made for my junior high youth group! i am also interested in the plans. i am hopping that out local high school woodshop can do it for me.
    donna@calvaryripon.org

  7. Justin Beal says:

    I would like to get the plans as well if you dont mind. We are trying to build one for our children’s ministry at church. justinbeal@kwbc.org

  8. Aking4u says:

    This would be great for our school harvest party. If you are willing please share. matthewandapril2001@yahoo.com

  9. Jason Hall says:

    i would love one like this and would be a hit at my house ! jhall_31707@yahoo.com

  10. Leanne says:

    Great job! If you don’t mind, I’d love to have this made for the relay for life. Please send info: leannedaws@gmail.com

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