Conectayas – Connect four, Tic-tac-toe and similar connection games in JavaScript (September 2006)

jalbam profile image Joan Alba Maldonado Originally published at joanalbamaldonado.com on ・2 min read

“Conectayas” is an open source Tic-tac-toe, Connect four (aka Four in a row) and similar style games (highly configurable) totally written in DHTML (HTML, CSS and JavaScript).


It is my seventh DHTML game and was made in late 2006.

In fact, this game is not only a game but many since the player can configure it to play Tic-tac-toe, Connect-4 and other similar games. You can configure the number of human players (1 or 2 players), who will start playing first (first player or second player which can be either the computer or a human), board size, the necessary pieces in a line to win, the colour of the pieces and choose whether to use gravity or not (with gravity the pieces will fall down as in Connect-four).

You can also change the game behaviour easily by editing many of the configuration variables which are at the beginning of the script. To change the backgrounnd image you just need to replace it with another one.

This game only uses one image for the background which is not necessary to make it work, so all the rest you can see has been made using just pure HTML and CSS.

Official languages are Spanish and English.

You can find other modified and adapted versions of this game on the Internet, including one Opera widget and even a Drupal module.

This game has been tested under BeOS, Linux, NetBSD, OpenBSD, FreeBSD, Windows, Mac OS X, BlackBerry Tablet OS, Android, iOS and others.

Play online in English: http://conectayas.tuxfamily.org/conectayas_english/

Play online in English (mirror): http://www.dhtmlgames.com/conectayas/conectayas_english/

Play online in Spanish: http://conectayas.tuxfamily.org/conectayas_spanish/

Play online in Spanish (mirror): http://www.dhtmlgames.com/conectayas/conectayas_spanish/

Official web site: http://conectayas.tuxfamily.org/ (mirror at http://www.dhtmlgames.com/conectayas/).

The repository can be found on GitHub: https://github.com/jalbam/conectayas

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