Gomoku is one of the fun thinking games. It's great for teen games, too!
This activity is another old fashioned fun play idea that's been played for years and years!
Classics bring back the good old-fashioned fun of days gone by.
Each player draws a grid, 19 lines going across, and 19 lines going up and down.
Decide who will be "X's" and who will be "O's". The "X" player goes first.
The object is to get 5 letters in a row, going across, diagonally, or up and down.
Each player takes a turn, writing his "o" or her "x" on the lines.
The player who gets 5 in a row first wins that round.
Another round is played, with the players switching "X's" and "O's".
After a set number of rounds is played, the winner will be the player with the most wins.
This makes you think!
You have to really pay attention to the board and anticipate moves that your partner may make.
Sometimes the round will go quickly, other times it will go more slowly.
Once you get the hang of it, you'll be able to make your moves more quickly and will get better at anticipating the opposite player's moves.
Have fun with it!