Monday 4 April 2016
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Fourple: The Artistic Strategy Game

Get 4 in a row up across or diagonally. It’s that easy, so you can start playing immediately while beautifying your living room & brain


Children’s games don’t have to look childish

Fourple isn’t just another game to be forgotten in the closet - it is your go-to activity for almost any guest. Rules are quick and simple so the fun starts immediately. The beautiful birch game pieces are intentionally designed so they are pleasing to stack and look good in any living room.


That’s all - the shortest rule book in history. Start playing.

I Hate Rules

Ever have your eyes glaze over during the rule explanation of a new game? Intense strategy games or games with lots of rules can be overwhelming for many people. People think hard all day long so when social time arrives, some of us just want to relax. When I play a game for fun, I don’t want to have to think too hard about strategy or rules.

Now that we’re done with rules, here are some free tips to aid your playing experience:

  • If all pieces have been played and no one has won, continue play by moving the pieces that were already played.
  • If you stack too high and cause a stack to topple, you lose. Maximum recommended height is 8 pieces.
  • Try speed Fourple. Each player must make a move within 10 seconds of the previous move.
  • Choose your style of play: The Wall- simplest, Stonehenge - circular, Cubicle - 3D cube



“We always have fun at your house”

I wanted an icebreaker activity in my home that would help put my guests at ease and make their visit more fun. We do not have many game nights devoted to a particular game but when we have friends and family over, we want them to enjoy their time with us. I have purchased many games over the years to try to accomplish this goal.

What would a toy inventor do?

As a toy inventor and informal education specialist I am all about discovering how to make games, toys and learning environments more engaging and effective. I spend my time teaching educators and museums how to engage their students/visitors with active, hands on learning methods.

At our house we don’t just sit around and talk. We do something.

Electronic Toxicity

Many children (and adults) are addicted to video games and electronic entertainment. Your only hope for an antidote is an alternative option that is at least as compelling as the hypnotic video screen. Fourple works. Administer in small doses to develop a healthy resistance to video addiction. The first step is admitting you have a problem.

Out of Sight, Out of Mind

Fourple is not just another game to be forgotten in the closet. We made it from beautiful American Birch so you can leave it out to compliment the decor of your home. It can be your go-to activity for almost any guest. Toddlers? Give them some Fourple blocks to play with - that’s all you need.


About Project Creator:
Amy Scheel

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Amy is a Youth & Social Innovation Major in the Curry School of Education at the University of Virginia. Her major uses theory, research, and community service to inform innovation in youth programming, policy, and education. Through her work with the family’s educational toy company, Amy has taught informal education workshops at conferences in the US, such as the American Camp Association conference, and abroad.

This summer, she travelled to China to lead training on informal education at a teacher conference and consult with Chinese education leaders on integrating active play into curriculum. As a proud member of the Millennial Generation, she has had years of training on social media.

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