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iGoban is not Go game application, but a real GO board application for iPad. What it means is that this app doesn’t teach you how to play or have CPU mode to play the game against you. Instead, this application is dedicated to precisely create a beautiful, authentic Go board and stones on iPad.

Tap and drag to place or remove the stones and incline the iPad to the side to reset the game. Just like a real GO board, you can use this application to play even games, handicap games and do examinations with your friends.

Please enjoy Go games with iGoban.

For example:

■Play in hotels
■Play in cafe
■Play with the colleagues during lunchtime.
■Play at home without GO board
■For the lecture to someone who wants to learn GO


Translators Wanted!

To spread "Go", an ancient board game in Asia, to
all over the world and make more people enjoy the game,
iGoban production team is currently seeking someone
who can help us translate the following two pages to
the other language.

■iGoban web page (which is this page)
■Tutorial page in the app

If you could kindly help translating these pages,
we will add your name (or your company's) and a link to
your website as the translation credit on the tutorial page.

If you are interested, please contact us from the email below.

Contact: app_support@5star.co.jp

iGoban is currently available in the following languages.

1. Japanese
2. Chinese (Mandarin)
3. Korean
4. English
5. French


Twitter account: @iGoban

This app is available in:
Japanese, Mandarin, Korean, English, French

What’s New

Version 1.3.0

Adjusted for Retina display

Ratings and Reviews

5.0 out of 5
1 Rating

1 Rating

victoriachan ,

Like a real board

Simple and beautiful, like having a real board. Ideal for just playing out a puzzle, illustrating a point where you just want to place some stones on a board without worrying about reverting moves, turns, rules (especially when placing initial stones of a puzzle).

It's a refreshingly different Go app to have among the other features filled ones, for times you just want a fuss free board.

This is a really simple app. You cannot load games, save games, calculate scores, generate sgf etc. Think of it as just a more mobile version of the real Go board and nothing more, and that is a good thing.

It is wonderfully tactile too. Well done! Just a small request: will be nice to have the option of different board sizes.

madfordrwho ,

Amazing but...

This is a wonderful app and has saved me alot of money in buying a 19x19 board and stones etc. BUT it would be perfect if you could change the size of the board, say to a 13x13 and 9x9 board. Also if there was an option for when you cature something it could go automatically it to lid that would be fantasic.


10.7 MB

Requires iOS 4.3 or later. Compatible with iPad.



Age Rating


  • Family Sharing

    Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.

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