Legend has it that Captain Cook used this ancestor to the modern game of Connect Four™ 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. Get 4 balls in a row (horizontal, vertical, or diagonal) to win!
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.