Gomuku - FamilyEducation


by Trish Kuffner, author of The Children's Busy Book

Gomuku is a Japanese tic-tack-toe game that requires players to claim intersections of lines on a grid.


  • One pencil per player
  • Paper


  1. This game, a Japanese version of tick-tack-toe, requires two players.
  2. One plays Xs; the other plays Os.
  3. Draw a grid of nineteen vertical and nineteen horizontal lines on paper.
  4. The players take turns claiming the intersections of the lines rather than the spaces.
  5. The first player to claim five intersections in a vertical, horizontal, or diagonal row wins.