Gomoku, also called Gobang, FIR (Five in a Row) or tik tak toe, is an abstract strategy board game. It is traditionally played with Go pieces with black and white stones on a Go game board. Like go board game, It is usually played using a 15×15 board. Because pieces are typically not moved or removed from the board, gomoku may also be played as a paper-and-pencil game. The game is known in several countries under different names.
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And we also provide 11x11 and 15x15 board to adapt more devices.
Players alternate turns placing a stone of their color on an empty intersection. Black plays first. The winner is the first player to form an unbroken chain of five stones horizontally, vertically, or diagonally.
Gomoku has existed in Japan since before the Meiji Restoration (1868). The name "gomoku" is from the Japanese language, in which it is referred to as gomokunarabe (五目並べ). Go means five, moku is a counter word for pieces and narabe means line-up. The game is popular in China, where it is called Wuziqi (五子棋). Wu (五 wǔ) means five, zi (子 zǐ) means piece, and qi (棋 qí) refers to a board game category in Chinese. The game is also popular in Korea, where it is called omok (오목 [五目]) which has the same structure and origin as the Japanese name by using the go baduk board. In American it mostly like and know as tick tock toe, from tiktaktoe it grows more complex and challenge.
In the nineteenth century, the game was introduced to Britain where it was known as Go Bang, said to be a corruption of the Japanese word goban, which was itself adapted from the Chinese k'i pan (qí pán) "go-board."
The game has multiple rules while tournament to balance the advantages on both sides, like Renju rule, Caro, Omok or Swap rules. Currently we apply freestyle gomoku for simple and easy to learn.
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