How to Play Gomoku on iMessage
The perfect game for people who prefer a stimulating game to a mindless one any day.
The traditional board game Gomoku is popular all throughout the world, not only in Asia. This abstract strategy board game is very popular in the West. But if you haven’t heard of this fantastic game yet, you’re in for a treat. Let’s put those nasty notions to rest for those who think they’ll have to wait till the whole “social distance” problem settles down before playing it with their buddies.
Gomoku is a game that Apple users can play with their friends via iMessage. If you’ve never played an iMessage game before, you’re in for a double treat! iMessage games are far more convenient to play than standard online games. You don’t have to wait for the other person to connect; simply start a game, and the other person can join anytime they want.
Another advantage of playing games over iMessage is that you don’t have to finish the game all at once. Simply take your turn whenever you have free time. The other player would follow suit. Each turn in iMessage is transmitted as a message, which you can check at your leisure to see what the other player has played, take your turn, then send the message. That’s how advanced it is. So let’s get this party started!
How to Get Gomoku in iMessage
You must first install Gomoku in the Messages app before you can play it in iMessage. These games can only be played within iMessage and are not available as standalone apps on your device.
Open an iMessage chat thread in the Messages app on your iPhone. You have the option of joining an existing chat or starting a new one.
Then, on the left of the chat textbox, press the ‘App Drawer’ icon.
Below that, you’ll see the iMessage app settings. To access the App Store, tap the App Store icon.
Now, go to the ‘Search’ icon and type in ‘GamePigeon.’ If you instead look for Gomoku, you’ll come up empty-handed. GamePigeon is an iMessage collection of two-player games that includes Gomoku as well as other games such as Mancala, 8-ball pool, and others.
To add GamePigeon to your list of iMessage apps, tap the ‘Get’ button.
How to Play Gomoku
Now that you have the game installed on your phone, it’s time to get down to business and play it. Close the App Store and return to the App Drawer after installing the app. Swipe left to access the right-hand icons, then tap the ‘GamePigeon’ symbol.
All of the games that are accessible will be displayed. Gomoku can be accessed by tapping the thumbnail.
The game will appear in the message textbox once it has loaded. To send the game invite, tap the ‘Send’ button. If you opt to play a game with someone else, the other person will get the first turn.
A 12 x 12 board and sets of black and white stones make up the iMessage game. The black stones are given to Player 1 automatically. Both players take turns placing a stone of their color on the tile intersection. The goal of the game is to position five of your stones on the board in a row.
Place the stone on the intersection and touch the ‘Send’ button at the bottom to play your turn. Before sending your move to the opponent, you can adjust the position of your stone as many times as you want. However, once you press the ‘Send’ button, you won’t be able to edit anything – it’ll be set in stone.
The player who places five stones on the board in a row, either horizontally, vertically, or diagonally, wins. As a result, in addition to attempting to place your five consecutive stones on the board, you must also prevent the other player’s stones from making the winning pattern. Once you’ve mastered the fundamentals of the game, you’ll need to plan out your plays in order to win.
Hot Tip: Traditionally, the player who gets the first turn has an edge over the second player, increasing their chances of winning. So, if you want to play Gomoku, the first technique you may use is to have a friend send you the game invitation so you can take the first turn!
Gomoku is likely to be a fascinating hobby for you and your pals, requiring you to use exactly the perfect amount of your brain – not too much that it becomes a work, and not too little that you become bored. So, what exactly are you waiting for?