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Rules to Play the Four Square Game

Four Square can be played on an official court, or the squares can even be drawn on any hard surface using chalk. This is a game that’s enjoyed by children and adults alike, using a minimum setup. In the following sections, we shall learn how to play the Four Square ball game, through its rules and some variations.
Four squares
Four or more players
8-inch diameter ball
To keep hitting the ball using only your hands, into the opponent’s square, without letting it bounce twice or committing a foul, while defending your own.
The Court
The court should be square-shaped, which measures 16 square feet.
The court is divided into 4 quadrants, with 8 feet on each side.
There should be a clearance area of 6 feet around the court, or a distance of 12 feet between multiple courts.
The squares can be named after celebrities, movie stars, numbers, or anything else just to make it interesting. In this scenario, let’s name them with numbers.
The numbers are marked clockwise, from 1 to 4, with 4 being the highest ranking number in the game. The square marked 4 should have a diagonal line across it to mark the server’s position. The positions of 3 and 4 are reversed, so that the lowest and highest ranking numbers are diagonally opposite each other.
The person standing in square 4 is the captain, and he makes up the rules. It could vary from closing your eyes after you hit the ball, to spinning in the same spot after you hit the ball. The aim of every player is to be in the highest ranking square.
The person standing in the highest ranking square is the server, and serves the ball after letting it bounce once and hitting it into another player’s square.
Players can use any part of their hand to hit the ball, including the wrist, tips of the hand, as well as the back of the hand. The ball can be hit with open or closed fists.
Spinning the ball is not allowed. As long as the ball is hit and it spins because of the force of the hit, it is fine.
The receiver can hit the ball into any of the remaining squares.
Players who strike the ball incorrectly are eliminated. When this occurs, the rest of the players move up one square, and the empty spot is filled by a new player. The play continues till only one player remains.
Hitting the line between the squares with the ball.
Hitting the ball overhand or sidearm.
Stepping into another player’s square to play the ball.
Catching or carrying the ball.
Letting the ball bounce in your own square twice.
Failing to hit the ball when it lands in your own square.
You can try these variations to bring the excitement and fun to a higher level in the game.
Upball: Players must hit the ball above their heads.
Underhanded: All the hits must be made underhanded, as suggested.
Out-of-pocket: Players must step outside their square after hitting the ball.
Airball: Players must jump a feet in the air before hitting the ball.
Jedi: Players must close their eyes after hitting the ball.
Flamingo: Players must choose a leg to stand on, and play the entire game on one foot.
Common injuries incurred in this sport are abrasions and bruises to the knees and elbows. So, it’s advised to wear knee and elbow pads to prevent such injuries. The game is popular enough, that it has its own world championship, that takes place in Maine every winter.

Rules for Playing Qwirkle Cubes Game

Objective of Qwirkle Cubes game
In 2006, MindWare introduced a tile game called Qwirkle. It was similar to scrabble where you place matching tiles together. A couple of years later, the company brought a reinvention of this game in the market. It is called Qwirkle Cubes. It has proven to be a more strategic and difficult game than the original one. It has bagged several awards like “Dr. Toy Best Vacation Toy Award” and “Parents Choice Recommended Award”. Its popularity is certainly increasing among kids and adults. Let us see how to play the Qwirkle Cubes game.

What you need
◆ A flat surface
◆ 90 Qwirkle cubes
◆ 1 bag
◆ A notebook and a pen
◆ 2-4 players


▶ All the players should sit around a flat surface (like a table).

▶ Gather all the 90 Qwirkle cubes. They feature six different colors; namely, red, orange, blue, yellow, green, and purple, and six different shapes; namely, square, circle, star, diamond, starburst, and clover. There are 15 cubes in each color. Each cube has six shapes on its six sides.

▶ Place all the cubes in the bag.

▶ Keep a notebook and pen ready to keep the scores.

▶ Each player has to take 6 cubes from the bag. It will be the first hand of the player.


▶ The oldest player starts the game. He rolls his cubes and tries to place as many cubes as he can.

▶ The cubes should be placed keeping one attribute common. They should be matching in either their shape or their color.

▶ If the first player fails to place more than one cube, he should re-roll his cubes till he can place more than one.

▶ After playing his turn, the first player should grab more cubes from the bag to make them six again.

▶ The next turn goes to the player sitting on the left of the first one.

▶ The second player adds his cubes in the already-formed line matching the shape or the color.

▶ The second player can roll and re-roll the cubes if he cannot fit more than one cube on the grid. However, he may not roll all 6 cubes. The player has to choose which attribute (color or shape) he is going for and which cubes he will need to roll for that.

▶ After playing his turn, the second player should get cubes from the bag to make them six again.

▶ The game continues clockwise till one player uses all his cubes and the cube bag is empty.

▶ In the end, the highest scoring player wins the game.


▶ When a player adds a cube in a line, he gets 1 point for every cube in that line.

▶ When a cube is placed to become a part of two different lines, it is worth 2 points.

▶ If a player adds the 6th cube in a line, he gets 6 bonus points in addition to 1 point for each cube in the line.

▶ The player who ends the game gets 6 points as a bonus.


▶ Cubes added to the line must share the same attribute as the other cubes the line.

▶ Each line on the grid will consist of only 6 cubes. It is called Qwirkle. The lines can be made with a combination of 6 cubes of different shapes and 1 color or 6 cubes of different colors and 1 shape.

▶ The combinations should be made with vertical or horizontal lines. Diagonal connections are not allowed.

▶ Not all the cubes in the grid touch each other.

▶ All hands should be played open.


▶ Unlike the original Qwirkle game, in Qwirkle Cubes, a player can roll the cubes till he gets the desired shape. However, rolling the cubes cannot change the color of the cubes.

▶ As all the hands are open, the players can guess each other’s strategies. It becomes a tough task to prepare a game plan as the other player can guess it. The player has to keep his game plan flexible to the other players’ strategies.

The objective of this game is to place the cubes strategically to build lines with matching colors or shapes. However, its main purpose, like other games, is to have some fun.

How to Play the Mario Party Drinking Game

Mario party drinking game rules
Got a booze party? This is a game that’s gonna’ be a real entertainer. You would surely be aware about Mario Party, but in case you aren’t; it’s a multiplayer, party video game in the Mario series wherein players assume roles of Mario, Luigi, Yoshi, Princess Daisy, Toad, Wario and Waluigi. The game features two modes; the party game mode, and the mini games mode. The former is ideal for multiple players and is set in a typical board game style where players use die blocks, and move their respective players accordingly.

But, how can this turn to a drinking game? Let’s see how. To play this game, you’ll require a couple of friends, a crate of beer, a Nintendo Wii console with four remotes and nunchuks (can be also played with Nintendo’s N64 or GameCube for older versions), and lastly a copy of Mario Party 8 or further.

Quickly refer to the Mario Party drinking game rules and begin playing.

How to Play the Mario Party Drinking Game

Each player sits with a can of beer and their respective remotes. The players who end up meeting any of the conditions given below drink. Here goes!

(Note: A sip is nothing less than a mouthful.)

◉ On each turn, the player who rolls the lowest takes a sip.

◉ If a player earns a star, the other players take a sip.

◉ If a player wins a minigame, he/she can ask any player to take 2 sips.

◉ In a 2 on 2 minigame, the losing team takes 2 sips each.

◉ In a 1 on 3 minigame, if 3 lose, each takes a sip. If 1 loses, he/she takes 3 sips.

◉ In a battle, the player at 4th place takes 3 sips, the one at 3rd place takes 2, and the player who comes 2nd takes 1 sip.

◉ If a player lands on the Bowser space, he/she has to take 2 sips of beer.

◉ If a player lands on the Donkey Kong space, he/she can ask any player to take 3 sips.

◉ If a player lands on a spot already occupied by another player, all players on that spot take two sips.

◉ Each time a player passes start, he/she takes a sip.

◉ If a player gets a bonus mushroom, he/she chooses a player to take a sip.

◉ If a player gets a poisoned mushroom, he/she takes a sip.

◉ The winner of the game is the player to collect the maximum number of stars. Once a player is declared the winner, all the remaining players gulp all of their remaining beer.

The above rules are completely flexible. In case you feel you need to change a rule or devise a new one, go ahead and do so. However, just make sure that the game is fun and entertaining.