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Fourto is a hack of the game Quarto. Learn how to make your own pieces for either $2 with dollar store pieces, the cost of copies of the 2D pieces, or use the template to create your own.

Quarto is an outstanding game of deductive reasoning. It includes a 4 x 4 game board and 16 pieces. Each piece has four attributes: color, height, shape and consistency. So each piece is black or white, tall or short, square or round, and hollow or solid. The object is to place the fourth piece in a row where all four pieces have at least one attribute in common. Play Quarto online here.

You can hack Quarto and make “Fourto” with supplies from Dollar Tree that will cost you just¬†$2 per set or get really creative and have students design pieces using reused bits and pieces from the recycle and trash bins!


Small 2D game pieces which can be printed either with all four attributes (print in two different colors and then cut along dotted line so you have two sets with 8 pieces of each color) or three attributes (print this sheet on just a single color).

Large 2D game pieces which can be printed either with all four (two different colors) or three (all the same color) attributes.

Fourto Game Pieces with Equivalent Fractions

Fourto Game Pieces – Element vs Compound

Fourto Game Pieces – Abiotic vs Biotic

Fourto Game Pieces Add Your Own Category (this is the template used to make Element vs Compound and Abiotic vs Biotic game pieces above)

Fourto Game Pieces Add Your Own Two Categories (this is the template used to make the Equivalent Fractions game pieces above)

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