Ball Game Four Square Functions Ball Game and Physical Play. Four Square is a group ball game played on a 'court' comprised of a grid of four squares. Each player stands in a square of their own. One serves the ball and it must land in another square. From there the players bounce the ball into each other's square.
Four Square Spreads Throughout the World: The game spread out from Europe and became popular not only in France and England, but New Zealand, Canada, Wales, Kuwait, Bahrain and the United States. In addition, Four Square also grew in popularity as it became a staple at summer camps.
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The object of the game of four square is to eliminate players in higher squares so that you can advance to the highest square yourself. Four square is played with a rubber playground ball on a square court with four players, each occupying a quarter of the court. The ball is bounced between players in squares until a player makes an error and is eliminated.
The squares are usually named with some combination of Ace, King, Queen, Jack and Dunce, with "High" or a number like One or Two added to differential squares in games with more than 4 squares, such as "High King" or "Dunce One" & "Dunce Two" for the elimination squares in a 6 person court.
Informal games are played here as well. 2 13 yo girls were observed playing Handball on a four-square court on the asphalt. At School 18. Players: 6 Boys Age: 10-12 Props: Ball and Four square court. Handball in painted four-square, asphalt surface. Tennis ball. Five different games. Players: 9 Boys Age: 11 Props: Ball and Four square court. 4 square.
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The overall size of the Four Square court has a direct impact on the size of the smaller squares, increasing or decreasing difficulty and the number of maximum players. Court size is generally sixteen (16) feet on each side. Each of the four inside squares are then eight (8) feet per side. Court sizes may vary.
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In Four Square, the ball moves quickly and you have to decipher who's square the ball landed in or if it landed in bounds or out of bounds. My solution to this is the Is It Obvious rule. If it's obvious that something happened, we can talk about it. If it's not obvious, just play on.