40 years after creating it, an Irishman is on the verge of bringing out an innovative boardgame
It's Connect Four but on a whole new level.
40 years ago, Irishman John Dunne invented a board game that he called 4tec.
But, as he puts it himself, "the highly unpredictable thing called life" got in his way, and made it so that the game could not be released.
The game is simple. To win you need to get four counters in a row, in any direction, horizontally or vertically. So it's like Connect Four with a whole new dimension.
Matter of fact, it looks quite a bit like the chess game they play in Star Trek.
Despite being able to sell a number of copies throughout the years, Dunne was unable to sell the game on a big scale.
But now, Dunne has now set up a Kickstarter campaign to try and raise enough funds for the game to be mass produced.
There are a number of different rewards for pledging to the Kickstarter campaign, which are:
€25 - You will receive the game and will not be required to pay a shipping fee, but there are only a number of slots available for this one.
€30 - Same as the above, but there are an unlimited amount of slots available.
€50 or more - Take this option and we will send you two copies of the game and pass on savings to you. For every extra game you would like simply add €20 to your pledge.
The purpose of the Kickstarter is to help Dunne buy the screen printed shelves, which are pivotal to the game.
If you're interested in playing 4tec, you can purchase the game on the official Kickstarter site here.