5 in a Row/Gomoku

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Description: Gomoku is a relatively easy game for two players. It consists of a 15 x 15 board and two sets of player pieces (one set for each player). Generally there is a set of black pieces and a set of white pieces; the 'black player' makes the first move.

Aim: to get five of one's pieces in a row (horizontal, vertical, or diagonal)

Rules: players alternate turns, players may not make more than one move in one turn, players may not skip their move during their turn.

Gameplay: (optional) after black makes his/her second move, white may choose to play as black. (note: this is the only time in the game where players may swap the colour of their pieces)