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To download Goban from the Mac App Store, you need a Mac with OS X 10.6.6 or later. Learn More.


By Marc-Antoine Scheurer

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Use Goban to play the game of go.

Play with people on the Internet go servers or your local network or against your computer (free plug-in required). Observe live pro and amateur games on IGS, the Internet Go Server.

Review and analyze games. Browse through joseki or fuseki libraries...

Goban is a powerful, simple, fast and elegant go board.

What's New in Version 4.3

Fixed "Position" and "Moves" inspectors
Compatibility with OX 10.9 Mavericks
Other miscellaneous stability improvments


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Customer Reviews

Good design, limited development

I’ve been using Goban as my primary IGS client for years and am glad to see the developer return to update it. It is still the best designed Mac client, but suffers from some bugs and an update cycle that leaves much to be desired. If those were ironed out and the aging GNU Go AI updated with a modern implementation, this would be an easy recommendation. Hopefully SmartGo for Mac will be released in the not too distant future and raise the competition bar, but until then I’ll stick with Goban.

Great client, could use some updates

This is the best non-Java client I’ve been able to find for Mac. My only complaints are the lack of Chinese area scoring rules and the seemingly infrequent / nonexistant support from the developers.

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  • $9.99
  • Category: Games
  • Updated: Nov 13, 2013
  • Version: 4.3
  • Size: 24.6 MB
  • Language: English
  • Seller: Marc-Antoine Scheurer

Compatibility: OS X 10.7 or later, 64-bit processor

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