Go-Moku

Variations

The game can also be played with black and white counters on a large board, such as a Go board.

In the basic game the first player has an advantage, so a number of rules have been introduced to reduce this:

  • Overlines rule: Only a row of exactly five squares wins; rows of six of more, called overlines, do not count.
  • Three and Three rule: A move must not simultaneously create two open rows of three squares (rows not blocked at either end by an opponent's square).
  • Four and Four rule: A move must not simultaneously create two rows of four squares, whether blocked or not.
  • These restrictions are sometimes only applied to the first player.

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