Score Four » General » Fond memories

Author: SlashesWithClaws
This was a popular game for me and my dad to play. We could spend hours playing round after round. Sometimes they ended quick, other times they got to a point where most of the board was filled up or where playing in half the open spaces would let your opponent win.

We both had are preferred strategies: he liked to get two stacks of three high on the same row, which was a guaranteed win, or try to control the second level, while I liked to try for odd angles and forced moves. There is a surprising amount of strategy and trickery in this game, it is anything but just 3D tic-tac-toe. The third dimension does not just add to the complexity of moves and choices, it squares it, or cubes it as the case may be. Especially since the pieces stack, playing on the third level requires pieces on the first and second level of that peg. Many times to make the move I need I had to force my dad to play on a peg otherwise if I played there he would block the move by playing where I wanted to.

I should see about playing another game of this with him some time.
Wed Jul 21, 2010 8:57 pm
Author: richcharters
Agreed. This game is all about the nostalgia for me as takes me back to the early 70s. It was a treat to play it with mom and dad...and with my brothers. I can remember my parents playing this game with friends. I can remember making different patterns with the beads....and two things I enjoyed were:
1) trying to stack 5 beads on the pole (the 5th bead would balance on the top)
2) stack 4 beads on a pole and then try to pull out the pole without having the beads fall.

dumb? yes.....but great memories none the less.

I just ordered a copy of score four from ebay to try it out with my kids.
Fri Mar 25, 2011 8:16 am
Author: ckorfmann
My grandparents had this game and I used to play it with them or other family members back as far as I can remember. One of the metal pegs was missing and it had been replaced with a finishing nail. It was just long enough to get the forth ball to sit on top, but not go all the way through. Fond memories indeed...
Mon Sep 5, 2011 3:22 am