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Local Publisher Spotlight: Fours
May 19 | 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
On Saturday, May 19th, we will have a local publisher, Gordon Stacy Harmon, running demonstrations of his title, Fours. Fours is related to backgammon and based on the 2,000 year old The Royal Game of Ur. While it is inspired by that game, Fours creates a modern rules set that combines a little bit of luck and strategy together for an engaging battle of wits.
Mr. Harmon will be on hand throughout this spotlight to teach his game, talk about it and maybe even face off against you! Hope you’ll come check this out on the 19th! If you can’t make it then, don’t fret – we have a copy of this two player title in the Game Point Library as well – on the Local Publisher shelf!
More from the publisher:
Like the original game, Fours is a race to move checkers through a course. Opponents can knock each other off the course, but there are ‘safe’ spaces. The ‘fours’ theme is evident throughout the game – dice yield a result of 1, 2, 3, or 4. Safe spaces occur every 4 spaces. Each player has four checkers to run through the course. A roll of 4 allows a player an extra roll.
One of the most unique design elements of the game is the portability. The game ‘board’ is actually a fabric game mat with a rubberized backing. This allows it to conveniently fold and pack into a small pouch easily carried in a purse, backpack, or briefcase. Unlike modern recreations of the game, a large, bulky wooden board is not required.