Silicon Valley Sightings: Four Square, the next generation of Foosball in Silicon Valley?

Four Square balls everywhere

(Above Photo: Guest and employees at LinkedIn dine while surrounded by Four Square balls at yesterday’s Lunch 2.0)

Eric asks in his post “4 Square is hot in Silicon Valley?” (oh, and PodTech had nothing to do with this event, you can learn more about Lunch 2.0 from the official website)

I’ve heard of a few people playing the game in the valley, and it seems a lot more healthier than standing at a foosball table. Jessica Guynn of the SFGate’s Tech Chronicles (SF newspaper) told me that the guys are Meebo are doing it too. Heck in their early 2007 year predictions Eric of Meebo suggests that “meebo will host an official four-square tournament“. They even use 4 square to settle disagreements over bugs and even as primary excercise!

Not sure what Four Square is? The rules are here, all you need is blocked off white lines, cement, a handful of players and a ball.

So who else out there is playing four square?

Below: LinkedIn gave out hundreds of four square balls to attendees at Lunch 2.0, could it really take off?


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Left Photo from Jerry Luc, Right photo from Mario Sundar

Most of the time my Silicon Valley Sightings posts are pictures solely by me, some of these photos are from other photographers

(Silicon Valley Sightings is an ongoing PhotoBlog that captures the intersection of Tech Culture in the San Francisco Silicon Valley Bay Area, check out the archives. All photos by Jeremiah Owyang)