Last Updated on: 5th January 2024, 12:42 pm

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Category: Games
Sub-Category: Board
Platform: Linux, Windows
License: GNU GPL
Interface: GUI
First release: 2002

Bovo – a two-player game similar to Gomoku (from Japanese 五目並べ – lit. “five points”), where players take turns placing the corresponding pictograms on the board.

The game is also known as: Match Five, Five in a Row, X and O, Tic Tac toe.
This package is part of the KDE games module.

The first time Bovo is started it is launched in demo mode where two AI players battle each other. You can always start a new game using the New button on the toolbar, the Game->New menu entry on the menubar or using the default shortcut Ctrl+N.

If you are the first player – start the game by placing your pictogram anywhere on the playing field. If you are the second player wait until the first player places the pictogram and then do the same yourself. You can place your mark into any square on the field, unless it’s already occupied by another game piece.

2002: version 0.0, Java source code as Swedish “gymnasium” (upper high school?) examination project.

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