Foursight

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Deep strategy board game with aspects of Connect Four.

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What parents need to know

Ease of play

The app provides a lengthy manual, as well as a short video tutorial. The manual could have been simplified, but once the general instructions are understood the game is very easy to control. However, even on the easy level it may be difficult to defeat the computer opponent at first.

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Consumerism

The app has an info screen with links to email the developer or visit the developer's website.

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Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that Foursight is an innovative board game app that is more difficult than it first appears. It's a strategy board game like chess and checkers with a few twists. The game requires planning and logic to win against the computer opponent.

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What's it about?

Kids start with eight white base pieces and four red pieces for their game plus four yellow pieces for their opponent’s game. Players must strategically place the white pieces before placing a colored piece on top. Kids earn a point by getting three of their colored pieces in a row or win the game by getting four in a row. The challenge comes in having to choose the best position for their four colored pieces as well as their opponent’s pieces.

Is it any good?

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FOURSIGHT is a digital version of a classic board game that requires foresight and planning. The goal is to connect four pieces, but before a piece can be played on the board there must first be a white foundation piece placed. Also, each of the opponents has four of their own colored pieces and four of their opponent's, which means that they do not have complete control over their own color. This combination of features makes for a truly remarkable game that has more strategic depth than expected.

The appearance of the game is functional but nothing spectacular, and the instructions are a lengthy document that isn't formatted very well. Also, there is a two-player mode that is only available on the iPad, though it would have been nice to include for the iPhone and iPod touch as well. The computer opponent is quite difficult to beat, even on the easy levels, but Foursight is a challenge that fans of strategy games will love.

App details

Devices:iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
Price:$0.99
Release date:January 30, 2011
Category:Board Games
Publisher:Foursight Game Systems LLC
Version:1.1
Minimum software requirements:Requires iOS 3.0 or later.

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Parent Written bynewgrandpa November 28, 2011
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Foursight app is a fun family friendly board game

Kids can play adults in no time and challenging and fun for all
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