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How to play Gomoku on iMessage in iOS 17

Gomoku is a Japanese board game that’s been played all around the world for centuries. But why am I telling you this? Well, Apple has enabled us to enjoy this classic game on our iPhones via iMessage. It’s a game of strategy and foresight, and by the time you are done reading this article, you’ll surely become a Gomoku master. So, without further ado, let’s learn how to play Gomoku on iMessage.

What is Gomoku game?

With support from the App Store, iMessage has proven to be a goldmine for Apple users. Now, you can simply download your favorite applications to the app, and one of them is GamePigeon.

Here, we’ll talk about one of the most fun and compelling games you can enjoy with your friends on GamePigeon – Gomoku. The game offers a unique experience, as you can play this live with another person in iMessage itself. Upon downloading, you just must share the invitation link of the game through which the significant person can join you for fun.

This is the most cost-effective and safe way to enjoy a board game on your iPhone. Since it’s a cloud gaming feature, it does not affect your internal storage. Additionally, the game would be live till you allow it to be. Once you shut the game down, there is no trace left behind. As a result, the performance of your device is not at all affected by this feature.

Rules of Gomoku game

Gomoku is itself a very fun and intriguing game you can enjoy with your friends. However, anything I say won’t matter if you don’t know how to play this game. So, let’s take a look at the rules and regulations you must adhere to.

As the game begins, every player will be allotted a colored marker, black or white. The player must find a way to place five consecutive tiles without getting interfered with by the opponent. The first player to achieve this goal will be the champion. Simple, isn’t it?

Now that you’re familiar with the rules, here’s how you can enjoy this multiplayer bliss at your convenience.

Note: Since Gomoku is a multi-player game on iMessage, both you and your friend must have GamePigeon downloaded from the App Store. After that, all you need to do is follow the steps below!

How to play Gomoku on iMessage using GamePegion

  1. Launch iMessage on your iPhone.
  2. Access a chat of your preference, tap the App Store icon from the tab at the bottom.

    Open iMessage, open a chat, access app store from preferences in iMessage
  3. Now, type GamePegion in the Search bar.
  4. Tap the Get icon to download this add-on.
  5. If prompted, verify yourself as the owner and wait for the download to succeed.
  6. Tap Open once the file is ready.

    Tap the search icon, search gamepegion, tap get and open the same in iMessage
  7. Go back to that. Select Gomoku from the Games menu.
  8. If you desire, add a text below the game invitation → Hit Send (↑).
  9. You’ll see a prompt with a WAITING FOR OPPONENT alert on your gaming screen.

    Select Gomoku, hit send, wait until opponent joins in iMessage
  10. Meanwhile, your friend should accept the invitation to start the game.
  11. As the game begins, the player prompted with Black Markers should make the first move.
  12. Press Send to finalize your move.
  13. Followed by the first move, the second player with White Marker should proceed with the game accordingly.

    The text your friend will receive, make the first move, make the second move in iMessage playing gomoku
  14. As per the game’s rules, the first person who manages to place five consecutive markers will win the game.
  15. If you wish to exit, simply tap the Close icon from the top-right corner.
  16. Additionally, you can tweak the game’s UI to your preference by tapping the Settings icon.

    The winner interface, tap the settings icon to make changes, make changes like you desire in iMessage playing Gomoku

Start playing today!

I am sure this guide will help you enjoy Gomoku to the fullest on your iPhone.

If you have any further questions regarding how to play Gomoku in iMessage, feel free to contact me in the comments below.

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    Jignesh Padhiyar is the co-founder of, who has a keen eye for news, rumors, and all the unusual stuff around Apple products. During his tight schedule, Jignesh finds some moments of respite to share side-splitting content on social media.

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