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Playing your First Games, Finding your Way Around


  • read: How do I join ItsYourTurn.com so I can play games here?
  • read: How do I play a game?
  • read: I don’t see any games that I want to play in the Waiting Room. What do I do?
  • read: I think I started a game on ItsYourTurn.com, but I’m not sure. How do I find the game?
  • read: My friend invited me to join ItsYourTurn.com and play a game. I can’t find the game!
  • read: How do I make my moves?
  • read: Does ItsYourTurn.com cost any money?
  • read: What important features of ItsYourTurn.com should I know about?
  • read: What are the system requirements for playing on ItsYourTurn.com?



How do I join ItsYourTurn.com so I can play games here? To create a User ID on our site, simply go to this page:
Create new account
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How do I play a game? Here is the easiest way to start a game:

  1. Look on the left side of any page on ItsYourTurn.com. You will see a menu column there. Under the heading ‘Play’ you will see the link Waiting Room. Click that.
  2. You will see the Waiting Room. If there is a game there that you want to play, click the name of the player for that game. (We recommend choosing only games that have at least a 14 day time limit per move.)
  3. If you don’t see a game that you want to play, please read about how to post your own game in the waiting room.
  4. You will see the game board. If you are sure you want to play this game, click Play this opponent under the game board. You will then be in this game.

More information about starting games and moving pieces is on our main Help! page.

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I don’t see any games that I want to play in the Waiting Room. What do I do? You can start your own game to place in the Waiting Room.

  1. Look at the menu column on the left-side of the page. Under ‘Play’ click New game.
  2. On that page, click Post new game to the waiting room
  3. You will see a list of games. Click Post this game underneath the game you want to play.
  4. You will see a page showing the game board. Above the game board, click Create game to place the game in the Waiting Room.
  5. Now, your game will stay in the Waiting Room until another player picks it up.
  6. When your game is picked up, you will be notified by email, and the game will automatically appear on your game status page.

More information about starting games and moving pieces is on our main
Help! page.

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I think I started a game on ItsYourTurn.com, but I’m not sure. How do I find the game? To find your games in progress, look in the menu column on the left side of the page. Click Game status under 'Play.'

When you are on the game status page, put it in your Favorites or Bookmarks in your browser.

The game status page will tell you exactly what games are in progress and whose turn it is. If a game is in the ‘Your turn to move’ section, you can click on your opponent’s name to view the game board and make a move. Scroll to the bottom of your game status page to see what games you have placed in the Waiting Room that are waiting for an opponent.

More information about starting games and moving pieces is on our main
Help! page.

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My friend invited me to join ItsYourTurn.com and play a game. I can’t find the game! To find your games in progress, look in the menu column on the left side of the page. Click Game status under 'Play.'

When you are on the game status page, put it in your Favorites or Bookmarks in your browser.

On your game status page, you should see the game you are playing with your friend. Click your friend's name, and you will see the game board. You can now make a move in the game.

More information about starting games and moving pieces is on our main
Help! page.

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How do I make my moves? Detailed instructions on this can be found in our special short tutorial with cartoons. Here is a brief explanation.

  1. Look in the menu column on the left side of the screen. Click Game status under 'Play.'
  2. On your game status page, you will see your opponent's name in that game. Click the name.
  3. When your game board appears, click the piece you would like to move.
  4. On the next page, click the space to move to.
  5. Some games require you to move more than one piece. Repeat the above steps until all available moves are completed.
  6. When you are finished moving, click one of the 'Submit' buttons that appears beneath the game board. Once you click 'Submit' you will not be able to take back your move, so make sure it's the move you want to make.

To make a move in Go Moku, Reversi, Stack 4, or Pente, just click on the game board where you want to place your piece, then click 'Submit.'

Always remember to click Submit, or the move will not be recorded at all.
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Does ItsYourTurn.com cost any money? You can play for free for as long as you want to on ItsYourTurn.com. If you play for free, there is a limit on how many games you can have in progress:
If you have 20 more more games in progress at the same time, then you can not start any more games. As you finish games and your total drops below 20, then you can start new games.
How to play more games:
If you purchase a membership to ItsYourTurn.com, you can play up to 250 games at one time (150 tournament and 100 non-tournament). For information about becoming a member, click on Become a member under the ACCOUNT menu (on the left-hand side).
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What important features of ItsYourTurn.com should I know about? Here are some features of our site that will help you get the most from ItsYourTurn.com. The links take you to more detailed explanations of these features.

  • Use Buddy Lists to keep a list of your friends and favorite opponents.
  • The Tell a Friend feature lets you invite someone who is not a registered player on ItsYourTurn.com to sign up and play a game with you.
  • The Ignore feature allows you to block all messages sent by any player that you don't want to talk to.
  • You can choose the time limit per move for any game you start that is not in a tournament
  • Tournaments? We've got tournaments. Every week a new one starts. Read more information about our tournaments.

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What are the system requirements for playing on ItsYourTurn.com? You must have a browser and an Internet connection. If you're reading this, you've probably got this covered.

Your browser must support cookies in order for you to log into the site. If you block cookies, we don't know who you are, and we can't log you in.

Optional: For more advanced options, we recommend using IE 5.5 (or higher), Firefox 1.0 (or higher), Opera 8 (or higher), or Safari 1.2 (or higher). Advanced features including being able to make a move without having to reload the page (available on some games). Also, in those browsers we use Javascript to make the pages smaller, so they should load faster.

Please note that those advanced browsers are NOT REQUIRED to play on ItsYourTurn.com. We have many players who use older browsers like WebTV to play. You will still be able to access all our features with an older browser, and the screens that you see will be VIRTUALLY IDENTICAL between the two versions, so there's no need to upgrade unless you want to. You can also turn off Javascript completely even if you an advanced browser.
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