5 in a Row/Pente

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Description: Pente is unlike a lot of n in row games in that it also involves capturing pieces

Aim: to get five of ones pieces in a row OR to capture 5 sets of opponent pieces

Rules: During their turn, a player places a stone of their color onto the board. If the stone is horizontally, vertically or diagonally adjecent to an opponent's stone and is opposite of a corresponding stone, the opponent's stone is captured.

Gameplay: White moves first (unlike Gomoku and Renju), and players alternate turns.

Variations of PenteEdit


When a player captures a set of pieces, they may choose to add this to their set of captured pieces or subtract the capture from their opponent's set of captures.

Last modified on 23 June 2009, at 22:06