Gobang & Gomoku - General game info
2 players
Online since 2007-01-21
Developed byAndreas Weinhardt (aweifb)
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Gobang & Gomoku - Rules

Here you'll find different games which have one thing in common - they are all played on a GO-board (with different size). Gomoku (five in a row) and Gobang are ancient strategy games which are known under different names worldwide. The objective in both games is to build a row of five consecutive stones of your colour. Both players take turns - black always starts. Unlike Gomoku, in Gobang placed stones can be removed by the opponent.

Find the details of the games here:

Gomoku

Board-Size: 19 x 19
Objective: Build a consecutive row of 5 or more (own) stones - either horizontally, vertically or diagonally.
Start: Black starts. The player may place his stone on any intersection of two lines on the board.
To reduce the advantage of the start-player, the second black stone needs to be placed outside the area marked in red.
Specialities: none

Gobang

Board-Size: 18 x 18
Objective: Build a consecutive row of 5 or more (own) stones - either horizontally, vertically or diagonally.
Start: Black starts. The player may place his stone on any intersection of two lines on the board.
To reduce the advantage of the start-player, the second black stone needs to be placed outside the area marked in red.
Specialities: Opponent's stones can be removed. If two neighbouring opponent's stones are caged (surrounded) by your own stones, they are captured and removed from the board.
It is possible to build a row of two stones between the opponent's stones - and they will not be removed.
 
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