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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

4.3 out of 5
10 Ratings

10 Ratings

famiclone ,

Gets the job done

For better or worse, it acts like a real board, no frills. It features some of the best board and piece design in the App Store (especially for free), so it's quite easy on the eyes.

It doesn't obey the rotation lock, so be careful of accidental board clearings. It would also be nice if it had a built in clock for timed games, so you didn't have to use a separate iPhone with another app.

Joy Snow ,

Exactly what I have been looking for!

This is what I needed, simple virtual game play. Beautifully done. Almost perfect except for the lacking of a function to save an ongoing game. I would be happy if it makes into the paid version.

Gaffer on Games ,

Glenn Fiedler

This is the most beautiful go board app.

It has just one flaw: you cannot play in bed or on the move because the stones fall off the board when the app is tilted to the side.

Provide a way to lock the stones in place or undo and the app will be much more useful.


10.7 MB

Requires iOS 4.3 or later. Compatible with iPad.



Age Rating
Rated 4+
© fivestar interactive


  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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