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4 in a Row is described as 'the classic game that's easy to understand, but hard to master. Your goal is to connect a line of four horizontal, vertical, or diagonal chips before your opponent does. But watch out, it can be trickier than it sounds!' and is an app. There are more than 10 alternatives to 4 in a Row for a variety of platforms, including Mac, Windows, iPad, iPhone and Android Tablet. The best alternative is Gomoku, which is free. Other great apps like 4 in a Row are Bovo, Tic-tac-toe Collection, SkillGamesBoard and Piskvork.

4 in a Row alternatives are mainly Board Games but may also be Puzzle Games. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of 4 in a Row.
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  1. Gomoku icon

    Gomoku

    • FreeProprietary
    • Mac

    The rule is simple, be the first to get an unbroken row of five pieces horizontally, vertically or diagonally to win the game. Like any strategy game with simple rules, good offense-defense balance is the key to win.

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    Bovo

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux

    Bovo is a Gomoku (from Japanese ???? - lit. "five points") like game for two players, where the opponents alternate in placing their respective pictogram on the game board. (Also known as: Connect Five, Five in a row, X and O, Naughts and Crosses)

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  3. Tic-tac-toe Collection icon

    Tic-tac-toe Collection

    • FreeProprietary
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Android Tablet
    • iPad
    • Kindle Fire

    Tic-tac-toe, Gomoku and Four-in-a-row with many variations, AI and cross-platform WiFi multiplayer.

    ⚫︎ MultiplayerTic-tac-toe Collection offers a game mode for more than one player.
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    SkillGamesBoard

    • FreeProprietary
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Online
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Android Tablet
    • iPad

    SkillGamesBoard.com offers a perfect opportunity to play free skill and board games like chess, checkers, reversi, and go against your friends online or other players worldwide.

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    Piskvork

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows

    This game is often called GoMoku or Five in a row. You must make five symbols in a line and do that sooner than your opponent. You can choose a skin, set time limit for a move, set time limit for whole match, save positions to disk, undo all moves.

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    Master of Gomoku

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Mac
    • iPhone
    • iPad

    Master of Gomoku is a strategy board game where you try to get 5 of your stones in a row before the other player. It has 4 levels of AI to play against the computer and 2 players mode as well. The journey is easy to begin, but hard to master. Can you become a Master of Gomoku?

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    Gomoku - Online Game Hall

    • FreeProprietary
    • Mac
    • iPhone
    • iPad

    This is the most powerful gomoku game on Mac App Store.

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    c4

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Online
    • Self-Hosted
    • Windows Store
    • GitHub Pages

    The evaluation function is hard-coded, and hence the AI may not be moving using the most optimal move.

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    4st Attack

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows
    • PortableApps.com

    4st Attack is a game in which you have to try to out-smart your opponent. The goal of the game is to connect four of stones in a straight line. This can be horizontaly, vertically and even diagonnally.

    ⚫︎ Portable4st Attack can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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  10. Fial3d icon

    Fial3d

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows
    • Linux

    FIAL3D is a console based 3D 4-in-a-row game made with ascii graphics. FIAL3D stands for Four.In.A.Line.3D.

    ⚫︎ Local multiplayerFial3d allows two or more players to play from the same device and/or via LAN/System Link againts each other or against players in another location.
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