Abstract Strategy Board Games

Score Four

Score Four overview

The object of Score Four is to position four beads of the same color in a straight line on any level or any angle.

There are variations in the rules for other games in this group. Some allow all beads to be played with winner having the most lines of four. Another rule variation is to allow capturing of an opponent's bead when a line of four is made.

The game was first sold commercially by Funtastic. It was then produced, and made more popular, as part of the Lakeside Abstract Series. Various commercial knock-offs resulted after Lakeside ceased selling the game.

Similar to:

3D Tic Tac Toe - On a 3x3 grid instead of 4x4
Cube Fusion - One version of game could be played by stacking on a 4x4 grid
Eternas - 16 posts arranged in a circle, up to 4 beads per post. No ties.
Helix - Though set on a different grid
Quadrago - Center 4 posts rotate as unit
Qubic - played on a 4x4x4 grid of 64 playing positions
Three Way Cube - Though with different play and scoring

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