Gomoku is played between two opponents on a board by making moves with black and white men called stones. One of the players has at his disposal the black stones and the other player has white stones.
Both the players must alternately make one move each time. Black (the player with the black stones) begins the game by making a move in the middle of the board.
A move consists of the putting of a stone on one of the intersections of the board.
The winner of the game is the player who will be first to attain five in a row.
The tournament rule
Drawback of the game: The beginner of the game (black) is in great favor. To fix this you can use the tournament rule.
The 3rd move Black must make outside the zone of 5x5 intersections with the same center as the center of the whole board (the 5x5 zone is a prohibited zone).
Gomoku with the common central stone.
The game is played under rules of Gomoku, but the first stone (the central Stone) is black with the Black's move and White with the White's move. The rules of the game are symmetrical. The author is K.Kotsev (Bulgaria).
Controls of the game
The Setup Group has other software to play Gomoku: