The object of Score Four is to position four beads of the same color in a straight line on any level or any angle.
There are variations in the rules for other games in this group. Some allow all beads to be played with winner having the most lines of four. Another rule variation is to allow capturing of an opponent's bead when a line of four is made.
The game was first sold commercially by Funtastic. It was then produced, and made more popular, as part of the Lakeside Abstract Series. Various commercial knock-offs resulted after Lakeside ceased selling the game.