The BEST iOS App to Play WeiQi Baduk - the Game of GO!
Play the Game of Go App online with anyone, anywhere, anytime.
** Want to know how to play GO? **
The Game of GO App finally makes it easy to learn GO and play this ancient board game with anyone.
** Want to play GO from your phone & the web?? **
Game of GO has a slick website to play while you’re on your computer, and this mobile app for when you’re on the Go ;)
At the Game of Go, it’s our mission to bring the ancient Go board game to the western world and improve strategic thinking while we’re at it.
We see a world where everyone can easily learn how to play Go and is able play with people all over the world. Since the Korean Go game (Baduk), the Japanese Go game, and Chinese Go game are all variations of the same exact game, you can actually play with people from all over the world!
What’s different about the Game of Go App?
1. The Game of Go app is in English.
2. Play as a guest.
3. It’s easy to invite friends and play Go with two players.
4. You can match with random players near your own rank.
5. We make it easier to rank up with the Elo ranking system.
6. We simplify the game for beginners.
7. No WeChat account required.
8. We use KataGo for territory evaluation and scoring.
9. We use GNU Go for the AI bots (soon we will also use KataGo as a bot).
What’s Available on the Game of Go?
1. Search for and invite friends.
2. Challenge friends to games.
3. Customize games with various settings (komi, timing, scoring, & more)
4. Chat with your opponent.
6. Confirm your moves to prevent mistakes.
Why play the Game of Go?
~ It’s Simple! ~
It can seem intimidating at first, but the basic rules of the game are quite simple. So simple that Go is taught to kids as young as 5 years old!
~ It’s Strategic ~
Go is considered an art form. It has been studied for thousands of years and has influenced some of the greatest strategic thinkers that have ever walked the face of the Earth. [link to a detail piece on strategic thinking and Go]
~ It’s Fun! ~
As you take turns moving you see the board emerge. It becomes something you have never seen before. It will surprise you. It will enlighten you.
~ It’s Social ~
It’s great to play against more experienced people because you can chat with them and find out how to play better.
So what are you waiting for? Download the app and get engaged.
Still not convinced?? Continue reading about the Game of GO App Board Game.
GO stretches itself out over the 19x19 line-grid theater of war. While a battle is fought in the first quadrant, a line of control forms in the other. Many a GO game has been lost by sacrificing stones to win one battle over the victory of the board. The common noob player mistake is to greedily fight for every controlling space. With time, experience, and a dash of wisdom, the GO player begins to conceive how just as we play GO, GO plays us.
With each of our soldierly attempts to control the board through logic alone, we soon relinquish our futile grasp on foreseeing the game ahead, to embrace the intuition of a silent warrior. Not every move needs to make perfect sense to the mind. Never does the warrior make a vain move with no intention what-so-ever. The move of a warrior, when not purely calculated, is derived from seeing the unseen with calm intuitive resolve. Victory lies ahead, but not always through brute-force calculation.
“Victory can be anticipated, But it cannot be forced.” Sun-Tzu
Knowing the unknowable takes guts. To play GO well, we must rely on our gut instinct. While knowledge may evolve into understanding, it takes wisdom to evolve intuition. With thousands of years of patient practice, China has birthed a philosophical approach to life's unending quandaries. Playing GO teaches us this subtle ancient discipline. As we may not always know what the correct move is in GO, we may not always know the correct move in life. One of China’s many wise philosophers, Sun-Tzu, also saw the necessity in addressing the quandaries of war.
Ready to finally play GO?
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Ratings and Reviews
Better than chess
When I first played this game...I could feel the fingers of my brain reaching out for new ways of thinking. Its easy and difficult at the same time. It’s almost a shame that kids are not learning how to play in elementary school. 100% recommend!
Topology is destroyed
This looks like a really good version of go and have been waiting for something like this. However it won’t let me signup or play as quest because the topology is destroyed. Please let me know when I can play this awesome version of go.
Great for learning and cool to be able to play with friends!
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- Christopher Chalfant
- 26.3 MB
- Requires iOS 9.0 or later.
- Requires iPadOS 9.0 or later.
- iPod touch
- Requires iOS 9.0 or later.
- Requires macOS 11.0 or later and a Mac with Apple M1 chip.
- Age Rating
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- In-App Purchases
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- 40,000 $2.99
- 100,000 $8.99
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.