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YONMOQUE


"YONMOQUE" was designed by Mitsuo Yamamoto in Japan in 1997. The game is very simple (place 4 pieces in a row either horizontally, vertically or diagonallly) and very compact (there are only 25 squares on the board) but the game is very difficult for either the blue or white player to win. This is because, a piece's move is defined by the color (blue, white or neutral) of the square it is on and, the number of squares for each color is not the same.

Game: 2 player abstract strategy game.
Board: 5 ~ 5 grid board; made up of 8 blue, 12 white and 5 neutral spaces.
Pieces: 12 double-sided pieces.

Quick Rules

œPlayers take 6 pieces of their colour.
œPlayers take alternate turns (the blue player going first).
œOn their turn, players either place one of their pieces on the board or move a piece of theirs which is already on the board.
œIf players trap (through movement) one or more of an opponentfs pieces between two of theirs, then the opponentfs pieces are flipped over to the capturing playerfs colour.
œIf a player creates 4-in-a-row (through movement) then they win the game.
œIf a player creates 5-in-a-row then they lose the game.

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Introduction video on YouTube in Japanese

Complete Rules


œEach player chooses a different colour and takes 6 pieces.
A playerfs pieces should all be turned over so that they show only their colour (blue or white).

œPlayers alternate turns, with the blue player always going first.
The blue player always takes the first turn to ensure that the game is balanced fairly.

œOn their turn players must choose to either place one of their pieces onto the board or move a piece of theirs which is already on the board.
Players must either place or move a piece; if they cannot, they lose. Players cannot skip a turn. On each playerfs first turn they must place one of their pieces onto the board.

yPlacing a piecez
When placing one of their pieces onto the board, it must be placed on an unoccupied space.

When a player has already placed all of their pieces onto the board, then they must choose to move a piece.

yMoving a piecez
When moving one of their pieces which is already on the board, the piece may move according to either of the following rules:
œIt may be moved one space to any unoccupied neighbouring space (including diagonally).

œIf the space it is currently on matches the colour of the piece, it may be moved as many spaces as the player chooses in a diagonal straight line along spaces of the same colour as the piece.
Neutral spaces are considered to be neither blue nor white.

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yTrapping and flipping the opponent's pieces.z
A player can flip one or more of the opponent's pieces over to their colour by trapping them between two of their pieces.
Flipping only happens when a player moves one of their pieces into a position which traps their opponentfs piece(s).
The opponentfs pieces are not flipped over if a player traps them when placing a piece onto the board.
A player cannot choose to not flip over the opponentfs pieces, or to only flip over some of them. All of the opponentfs pieces must be flipped over when trapped by a piece moving.
If on their turn a player traps their own piece(s) between two of their opponentfs pieces then they are not flipped over.

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yWinning by creating 4-in-a-row.z
A player wins the game if when moving one of their pieces to a new space they create 4-in-a-row.
A player does not win the game if they place a piece onto the board to create 4-in-a-row. The game continues.

yLosing by creating 5-in-a-row.z
A player loses the game if they create 5-in-a-row.
A player can lose the game by moving or placing a piece to create 5-in-a-row.

yClarificationz
A 4-in-a-row or 5-in-a-row is a straight line of pieces in any direction, including diagonally.



Ai play on PC

You can play YONMOQUE on PC by free AiAi program designed by Stephen Tavener here.
yonmoque game How to download
1. Click on the picture to go to the site (http://mrraow.com/index.php/aiai-home/).
2. Scroll down the page until you find the Download AiAi link and click on that link.
3. You should be at the page of http://mrraow.com/index.php/aiai-home/aiai/ which has a link on top which is labeled AiAi which is http://mrraow.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/Ai-Ai.zip
4. Click on that link to download (or just click the link for the zip file I listed above).
5. Save the file to your computer and unzip it.
6. Go into the new AiAi folder on your computer and open the aiai.jar file.
7. Once it is started, you will need to Click on File and then Load Game.
8. Select the MakeALine folder in the Open Window dialog.
9. Select the Yonmoque.mgl file.
10. If you want to watch the computer play, click on a square once the game loads. Otherwise, from the AI menu, you must uncheck the Move Automatically option.

AiAi is a Java-based general game playing engine based on Mogal (a GGP designed and developed by Stephen Tavener and Cameron Browne). Games can be hand-coded in Java (for efficiency), or assembled from blocks using a scripting language based on JSON.


Product Information


Yonmoque Standard $25 USD

materials board:ceramic tile, pieces:ceramic tiles, box:paper
size board:148x148x7mm, pieces:20mm-round, box:165x165x25mm
weight 386gm
price(tax free) $25 USD
Shipping fee see shipping fee list

Yonmoque Japanesque $35 USD

materials board:ceramic tile, pieces:ceramic tiles, box:paper
size board:148x148x7mm, pieces:20mm-round, box:165x165x25mm
weight 386gm
price(tax free) $25 USD
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Yonmoque Large $40 USD

materials board:ceramic tile, pieces:ceramic tiles, box:paper
size board:200x200x8mm, pieces:26mm-round, box:215x215x30mm
weight 848gm
price(tax free) $40 USD
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Yonmoque wooden framed $70 USD

materials board:wood and ceramic tile, pieces:ceramic tiles, box:paper
size wood board:240x240x15mm, pieces:26mm-round, box:250x350x30mm
weight 1250gm
price(tax free) $70 USD
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Yonmoque wooden framed Special $120 USD

materials board:wood and ceramic tile, pieces:ceramic tiles, box:paper
size wood board:270x320x18mm, pieces:26mm-round, box:285x335x30mm
weight 1526gm
price(tax free) $120 USD
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