BadukPop Go 4+

Go Lessons and Online Play

CorePlane Inc.

Designed for iPad

    • 4.8 • 1.2K Ratings
    • Free
    • Offers In-App Purchases

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Description

This app is for Go players of any level, from beginner to professional.

Learn how to play the ancient board game Go - also known as Igo (囲碁), Baduk (바둑), or Weiqi (圍棋) - with a fun, interactive tutorial. Sharpen your Go skills with daily random Go problems (Tsumego) at your choice of difficulty. Play Go against a variety of AI opponents, each with its own unique playing style and strength. Enjoy correspondence games with your friends, and challenge other players around the world!

• Includes over 4,000 Go problems (Tsumego) curated by pro Go players
• Play with quirky AI opponents ranging in strength from 20 Kyu (beginner) to 7+ Dan (professional)
• Compete with players around the world on the online Go leaderboard
• Improve your Go and Tsumego knowledge with interactive Go lessons
• Track your progress with a customized leaderboard for you and your friends

LESSONS
• Includes a range of fully interactive lessons from beginner to advanced level
• Learn the basic rules of Go in just a few minutes
• Get familiar with Go problems with step-by-step beginner lessons
• Dig deeper into Go tactics like eye shapes, Ko, and shortage of liberties
• Master advanced techniques for Tsumego problems like under-the-stones Tesuji and multi-step Ko

GO PROBLEMS (Tsumego)
• Play Life and Death, Tesuji, or Endgame problems
• Rated mode tracks your skill level automatically
• When you answer correctly, your rating rises and you face more difficult problems
• If you make mistakes, your rating falls and you'll get easier problems
• Use Practice mode to try Tsumego problems at your own choice of difficulty
• Global leaderboard shows top players by Tsumego rating and problem practice points

AI PLAY
• Play Go on boards up to 19x19 with a variety of AI opponents
• Includes weaker opponents for new Go players to practice with
• Also includes a full-power neural-network AI that plays at human professional level

ONLINE PLAY
• Use "Automatch" to instantly play against a Go opponent near your own skill level
• Play correspondence games with your friends on any board size: 9x9, 13x13, or 19x19!
• Scoring is fully automatic, using advanced Go AI. There is no need to mark stones manually.

HEAR FROM REAL STUDENTS:

"I always wanted to learn to play Go and never found a time for it. Then after watching the documentary AlphaGo, I went searching and found this great app. The lessons and puzzles were exactly what I was hoping to find. This app has turned out to be exactly what I needed to help start my journey in Go. Thank you."

"Fun app, and excellent for learning this fascinating game. Thanks developers."

"It's the best app for Go that I've seen so far."

Terms of Service: https://badukpop.com/terms

Questions? Reach out to us at support@badukpop.com. Happy Go practice!

What’s New

Version 1.30.1

- Fixed a bug that caused the game board to stop updating when you received a notification during gameplay

Ratings and Reviews

4.8 out of 5
1.2K Ratings

1.2K Ratings

conradremington ,

Great Go App to play friends

This is a great app to play friends in go. There is a 24 time limit to respond to your opponent’s move (it can also be shorter but the 24 hour time is nice to keep play moving while also giving plenty of time). I use a different app for puzzles because this one doesn’t let you review puzzles without paying, but you can review games which is nice. You can play on different board sizes and with handicaps, plus it scores the game at the end.

Ebayernerada ,

Good app, but confusing lessons/puzzles

I’ve learned go from absolute beginner using this app to some extent, but I’m continually frustrated by the lack of explanation or follow-through in the lessons and puzzles. The explanations given don’t really explain why “the group is saved!” or “Oops, the group is dead.” If they would only show what actually happens if the puzzle were played through to its conclusion (capturing stones, etc.) or what makes a group dead, then I think I would get a lot more out of the lessons and puzzles. I’ve honestly gotten more out of just playing 9x9 online using this app, and have been able to occasionally even win against much more highly rated players. I still often struggle to recognize when I should stop trying to capture a group or even resign and am sometimes surprised that I scored so low (or high, as the case may rarely be). I just feel a lot of the time like I’m missing something and have to look things up on websites like Sensei’s Library, where if the app could just explain puzzle reasoning better I may not have to.

Developer Response ,

Thanks so much for the review! We agree 100% with your feedback, and are working on more in-depth explanations for puzzle answers right now. We're so happy you are still practicing and are getting stronger at Go!

James L B ,

BadukPop - Good for Some Things

I have found BadukPop very useful for beginners, as they can play many games against the weaker computer opponents and solve the easier problems. As an AGA 1 kyu, the harder problems and opponents still provide one convenient practice for me each day.

But the problems are a bit limited, often centering on a shortage of liberties, so this should probably only be one source for your (and my) tsume-go, tesuji, and yose practice. I also find the online play too frustrating so I have stopped using it. The rankings or ratings too often seem disconnected from the players strength, and I find myself playing even games against much weaker opponents, which isn’t useful for either of us. I also dislike the one-day-a-move time controls for slow games, as I cannot always get back to a long game each day.

App Privacy

The developer, CorePlane Inc., indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

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  • Contact Info
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