Gomoku is an ancient game for two players, often referred to as an advanced version of Tic-Tac-Toe. The object is to get five pieces in a row on a game board of (potentially) unlimited size. Players alternate turns. Gomoku has been popular in the Orient for centuries.
Pente is a commercial version of Gomoku, and combines the simplicity of Go-Moku, the flashy tactics of Niniku-Rinju, and the profound strategy of Go. Pente is a fast moving game of skill for two players.
Gomoku / Pente / Renju Games
The concept of Pente is simple - win by placing five stones in a row or by capturing five pairs of your opponents stones. This fascinating game grow richer as your skill increases! Pente features a quality roll-up game board and four sets of beautifully colored stones that allow for two, three, or four player games.
A co-operative game with the flavor of PENTE & GO. Players try to develop a series of balanced patterns. The moving principles are simple, but the variations and complexities of play are almost indefinite. This is a game for those who like abstract, meditative endeavors. A simpler game, CLARITY, is included for the beginner or younger player.
Gomoku / Pente / Renju Links
An online Java-based version of the traditional Japanese game of Go-Moku.
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Play free online games including Backgammon, Battleboats (Battleship), Chess, Checkers, Othello, Pente, and more - over 35 different games and variations. No Java, no downloads. Tournaments and extensive message boards are part of this active community.
Play Pente with friends anywhere in the world. Pente Net provides the board, stones, rules, and game system for you. Pente.net was built to make it easy and fun for you to play Pente against your friends, no matter where they are in the world.
Pente.org is a place to play Pente for free. You can play and chat live with other players, or play against a powerful computer opponent, learn strategy, play in tournaments and more.
PlayOK offers free online games that you can play right from your browser, with no download required. [Java]
Renju International Federation
Renju is the professional variant of Go-Moku and uses more sophisticated rules. In renju the black player (the beginner of a game) is not allowed to make double-threes, double-fours or more than five in a row. Renju also uses sophisticated opening rules. Read more about the history and the rules of renju and other five-in-a-row games on this site.
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