By Smart Go, Inc.
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Play the ancient game of Go against your iPhone or iPad. Starting with the empty board, your goal is to surround territory — the simple rules of Go lead to a complex and beautiful game. This 4000-year-old board game originating in China is also known as igo (囲碁), wéiqí (围棋), or baduk (바둑).
SmartGo Player includes a tutorial that teaches you the fundamentals of Go step-by-step. Each rule and tactic is followed by a number of problems that let you practice and fully grasp the concept.
If you enjoy strategy board games like chess or Othello, you'll love Go.
SmartGo automatically adjusts the handicap to keep the game challenging, for beginners as well as seasoned players. Start with 9x9, and unlock 11x11 and 13x13 as your play improves. With a strong engine based on the latest research into Monte Carlo techniques, this is the game to beat.
- 9x9, 11x11, 13x13, and 19x19 boards
- Strong game engine
- Fast response (adjustable)
- Automatic handicap adjustment on 9x9, 11x11, 13x13
- Manual choice of handicap and board size up to 19x19
- Track level per user
- Computer resigns when too far behind (can be turned off)
- Territory estimator
- Tutorial with over 100 problems
SmartGo Player is optimized for a quick and challenging game of Go against the computer. SmartGo Kifu is designed as a versatile tool for Go players who want to study professional games, practice Go problems, record their games, as well as play against the computer.
What's New in Version 2.5.1
Fix move entry when zoomed.
The app runs exceptionally well, and I've no problems with the technical side. It works on iphone 6 perfectly and fits the screen. The go AI is very good
I do have one request. I wish there would be an in app purchase offer to unlock the smartgo kifu. So instead of paying a full £14.99, you'd only have to pay the remaining amount.
As explained in the app description, this version is severely lacking for someone looking to train, as there are no go problems. Just a quick easy tutorial.
- Category: Games
- Updated: 07 November 2015
- Version: 2.5.1
- Size: 18.3 MB
- Languages: English, French, German, Japanese, Korean, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Traditional Chinese
- Developer: Smart Go, Inc.
- © 2010 Smart Go, Inc.
Compatibility: Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.