Go-Moku

Traditional

Players
2+
Age
3+
Time
15 - 60
# In a row
# Asia
# Strategy
# Placement
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How to set-up

1. To start you need to make a 15x15 grid board. Each player salects his own color of beads.

2. Players decide who goes first by any method they prefer.

How to play

The gameplay is the same as in Tic-tac-toe.

How to win

The objective of the game is to be the first player to get five in a row horizontally, vertically, or diagonally.

Tips & tricks

1. Players take turns each marking one square with their bead.

2. The more players are playing, the more fun this game is! Try it out with 4 or more players.

History

1. Go-Moku is a multi-player game similar to Tic-Tac-Toe. It's origins are in China and it was believed to have been played as far back as 700 AD.

2. Early five-in-a-row type games were mentioned in Chinese writings dating back as far as 100 AD and may be early versions of the game as we know it today.