The Records of Recent Matters


This is an online version of the board game Pente. To play, simply click the button below, and then give the person you want to play against the link to the page you arrive on.


The rules for Pente are simple. The players take turn placing stones on the board. The winner is the player who gets five stones in a row vertically, horizontally or diagonally, or who captures ten of his opponent's stones.

Captures happen when two stones of one colour are surrounded by two of another on a horizontal, vertical or diagonal line. Captures only happen when one of the surrounding stones is placed, so you can not cause a capture of your own stones to happen.

This is a capture: 

Often it is expected that the first player place his stone in the center position.