Gomoku Narabe, also known as Gobang, Omok and Wuzechi, is a strategic board game. "Go" means "five" in Japanese, "Moku" means "pieces" and "Narabe" means to line up in a row. This games is almost identical to Tic-Tac-Toe except instead of three in a row, you need to get five in a row to win. The board also varies in sizes (11x11, 15x15 and 19x19). Though the fundamentals and the rules of the game are simple, there is a lot of depth to this game with various strategies.
The goal of Gomoku Narabe is to make a row of five stones. The winning row can be horizontal, vertical or diagonal. The two players, they pick to play as black or white. The player playing as black always makes the first move. Then the players take turns making their moves.
When you encounter an open row of three from your opponent, open meaning the row of three stones are not blocked by you on either side, be sure to block it. Otherwise an open row of four is too late to block, since it will become a winning row the very next hand.
- The strongest Gomoku AI engine available on the AppStore
- Three different game modes: Standard, Caro and Renju
- Three different board sizes: 11x11, 15x15, 19x19
- A powerful computer AI to play against, with an adjustable computer level setting
- Option to save your game at any time, assuming the game is not over
- Option to undo or redo any of the moves
- Game keeps track of your statistics, which you can view to help analyze your games
- Includes a tutorial section to help explain the rules of the game and the game interface
- Features a zooming ability for placing stones on boards that are larger than 11x11
- Option to enable a game clock to keep track of the time it takes to make a move
- Option to show the most recent move
- Features sound effects to make the game more realistic
- Option to disable overlines (lines with more than five stones in a row)
- Option to disable the "3 and 3" rule (placing a stone to create two or more open rows of three)
- Option to disable the "4 and 4" rule (placing a stone to create two or more rows of four)
- Option to enable board offset, displaying the new piece slightly above the finger for visibility
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