I am a complete beginner at GO and this is a great way to start. It works in a stable way without frustrating glitches. Good quality software. I cant stop playing it. I have even won a couple of games at the easiest level on the 9 by 9 board. Many thanks to the developers.
Very good bot to practice
I'm a beginner at go, so I'm not sure what an experienced player will think of it, but the customizable bot has been very good for developing my skills at this game. A minor drawback is the 180 move limit on a 19X19 board.
I'm trying to teach myself to play, since there are few players in my area. I like this app, since it's challenging, but not so difficult that I get frustrated. I enjoy the graphics and sound, as well. Thanks!
Great for beginners
I'm pretty new to go and can beat the easiest AI, which is satisfying when you are starting out. of course there are many levels for different players. EDIT: In order to undo you need to press the left single arrow TWICE and then you can do a new move. That was what I was messing up. :)
Realistically challenging experience
Back when I played online I was reasonably a 11 kyu to an 8 kyu. I can beat the 11 kyu ai fairly consistently but that 7 kyu machine is really difficult to me. It fits its niche really well
Well thought out and helpful
This is a very well thought out app with good instructions and tips as well as plenty of options to make the difficulty what it needs to be to challenge players at a variety of experience levels. An excellent way to learn Go. Well done!
Helps you learn with out embarrassment. And if you make a mistake you can go back, reexamine, and place your stones again.
Only minus one star because it's a slight hassle open the game menu, open another menu, and then select resign. It's Go, a game where if you make a poor move early on there is no recovering and you shakes hands and resign. Thus resigning should be easier, perhaps a button on the game board. Also if AI has more territory and I pass a couple times that should be game over. It's me saying nothing I will do is going to change the outcome so please stop placing stones.
Enjoyable if inexplicable
I got this game to teach myself Go. The tutorial and rules sections are less than clear and could use some work. But the game itself is pretty good.
Its good for passing time
As someone who likes fun and fast go game its perfect! Not so much for slower and thoughtful players. Also 19x19 full game will be welcomed.
Good game, great teacher
This is a fun game that I heard of from my uncle. I downloaded it and learned how to play in the app. The instructions are very detailed and explain everything well. The AI is very fun to play against and challenging without being annoying.
Good simple GoChess App
This is the first GoChess app I've installed and I am more than happy with its features. I am now trying the level one and the video in the opening page does inspire me a lot. The only thing I want is more GoGame videos of different levels for learners. Afterall, it is a very good app
A Google User
Great app, but one big problem
The AI options are great, board size options are a good thing. Does not understand mutual life though - just "lost" another game I should've won against the AI. Also, get it from Google - I bought it through the game but then also "lost" the full version when I switched phones...
Great representation of go
Very good representation of game. Varying difficulty levels great. Nice to be able to play 19 game completely, but understandable. My new favorite time waster!
A good solid game.
It seems a waste that there is not an option to play online. But this is only a minor fault in an other wise great game.
Great app. One problem
The scoring system does not understand seki (mutual life). This leads to awkward situations where I've won, but the scoring does not recognise it. More importantly, because the scoring system does not understand mutual life, the ai makes no effort to avoid or acheive seki.
Best Go available
I've always wanted to learn go but have never understood the rules. This app has the easiest rules to understand I've ever read. I'm finally playing Go!
Game works well, good for practice, would be better with some tutorials. Adds aren't great, but are not too regular and can be skipped.
A must-have for people interested in Go
No intrusive adds and lots options for this beautiful game. It's really difficult to learn Go at first, but you'll improve very quickly by playing the AI this app provides.
Lots of fun
I learned go on this app with some slight research on google game plays well for a free app. The ads dont bother me too much.
Very nice game
The game is very good, especially for a free game. It almost never shows ads and runs very nice. The ai is very hard for a beginner, even at the lowest setting, but after a few retries, you start to get how to win.
A little harder than Igowin if you are new and learning. A great way to get practice or pass the time when you have to wait somewhere.
Just started to play Go and it's perfect for a beginner. Not too difficult, but the interface takes some getting used to.
Good for practice
It's no replacement for OTB play, but it's a nice way to practice new concepts when you don't have human opponents.
Great for Beginners
I just started playing Go and this is a really helpful tool for learners. Many different difficulty levels, handicap and varying rules options, and the ability to go backwards in the game to try a new strategy.
Just a beginner. Saw it on naruto. A little bit like chess and this app gives you hints how to play once you have the basics do not use hints makes it more fun from mark.
Pros: lowest level AI is good for beginning players, many options, undo is good for going back and experimenting with multiple move combinations in addition to reviewing games. Cons: 19x19 games are limited to 180 moves, not nearly enough to finish a game. Advertising is a little over the top at times.
Alex Ruiz Calzada
New to GO
Just started playing GO today & I'm already winning on the 9x9 board. This app is great for beginners because it has 9x9, 13x13 & a 19x19 board. I would also recommend tsumego pro (go problems) app as a go trainer to complement this app.
I purchased go for my partner for christmas and we have been learning. As much as the games has helped me to understand play, it is very basic and even when you have won the Ai wants to explore every possible avenue before it will admit defeat.
Great way to learn Go
Go has subtle depth despite the rule of play being so simple. I think so many tutorials are lacking because the patterns just require experience. This app is a great way to learn because of board options and handicaps, (though I wish there was a 7x7 board). Start with a 9x9 board and a 4 handicap until you win 3 times in a row. Then try 3 handicap etc. Once you feel strong with attack and defense, try the 13x13 to get a feel for tactics. The 19x19 is insane. Maybe someday...