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Evidence for Gomoku

1 pieces of evidence found.

Id DLP.Evidence.820
Type Contemporary rule description
Location Japan
Date 1905-01-01 - 1905-12-31
Rules Played on go board, win by making five in a row.
Content "By the way, there is another and simpler, yet fascinating, game names Gomok-narabee (Jap.), a lining of five pieces, a sort of checkers, played, with the Igo-pieces, on the Igo-board, through not necessarily in a chessological sense are all required for the play, as it has nothing whatever to do with Igo. This game is played as a pastime by women and children, and also men to a certain extent. It is the easiest and peculiarly fascinating and instructive game." Cho-Yo 1905: 212. Murray 1951: 50 elaborates on this description using rules from go-bang evidence.
Confidence 100
Ages Child, Adult
Genders Female, Male
Source Cho-Yo. 1905. Japanese Chess (sho-ngi): The Science and Art of War or Struggle Philosophically Treated. New York: Eurasiamerica., Murray, H.J.R. 1951. A History of Board-Games Other Than Chess. Oxford: Clarendon Press.

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