Four in a Row
Played worldwide, Four in a Row (also called ‘4 in a Row’ or ‘Score Four’) is truly popular and extremely fun to play. You will see this great game of strategy played by families everywhere. And, you’ll see adults in parks, cafes and bars playing it in all cities, from Amsterdam to Zimbabwe.
Jaques of London’s Four in a Row collection is very comprehensive. You can get simple slide-in grid versions, or mind-boggling 3D ones. The Giant Score Four is a luxurious Four in a Row version many families love. It has a solid wooden frame, brass fittings, and 36 beautifully coloured discs. There’s a Deluxe Black Walnut version, and several smaller models that are easy to move about.
All look terribly easy to play, but require practice and thinking to master. Your goal in any of the games is to connect ‘Four in a Row,’ whether wooden discs in the upright grid styles, or beads on poles in 3D versions. The lineup can go vertically, diagonally or horizontally. Usually two players compete, though teams can do so.
Kids love the challenge of playing Four in a Row, as do adults, making this such a favourite family game of the broad Jaques games selection.