Give Rokuren a Try!
With this applet, you can play Rokuren in your Web browser.
The rules of the game are given in the section titled How To Play, further down this page. Please read it through before playing with the applet.
You don't have to know Java to play.
You play against the computer in this version. The computer also keeps score.
The game begins with the player's first move. You begin the game with
200 points. You may place one of your playing pieces (red) in any unoccupied
space. Point values are as follows:
Three of your own pieces in a row are worth five points.
Four of your own pieces in a row are worth ten points.
Five of your own pieces in a row are worth twenty points.
And six of your own pieces in a row are worth forty points.
At least one end of a row of playing pieces must be open for it to count, however. Also, point values double if both ends of a row are open.
Points earned are subtracted from existing point totals. The first player to reach zero points is the winner. If neither player reaches zero points even after all playing pieces have been played, the player with the least points is the winner.