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 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.
- Strong game engine
- Fast response (adjustable)
- Automatic handicap adjustment on 9x9, 11x11, 13x13
- Track level per user
- Territory estimator
- Tutorial with over 100 problems
Play against your iPhone
SmartGo's automatic level adjustment aims to find the right handicap for your level of play. Win 3 consecutive games to advance; lose 3 games to drop a level. Keep winning to advance faster.
SmartGo tracks the level per user, so you can let a friend play without losing your hard earned progress.
SmartGo makes it easy to see how your game is going.
Score: Show territory and score estimate.
Count: Show detailed counts explaining the score.
The magnifying glass and crosshairs allow precise positioning of moves even when seeing the full 19x19 board. You can also use standard iPhone gestures like double-tap or pinch to zoom in.
SmartGo explains the rules and provides a short tutorial to give you an introduction to Go.
SmartGo includes 100 simple problems to improve your understanding of rules and concepts.
Play Go against your iPhone or iPad. SmartGo automatically adjusts the handicap to keep the game interesting. Start with 9x9, and unlock 11x11 and 13x13 as you get stronger.
Switch to Manual in New Game to play at any handicap or board size.
Please note that SmartGo plays much better on small boards than on 19x19.
Switch on-the-fly between the following languages:
- 日本語 (Japanese)
- 简体中文 (Chinese - Simplified)
- 繁體中文 (Chinese - Traditional)
- 한국어 (Korean)
- Deutsch (German)
- Français (French)
- Español (Spanish)
- Русский (Russian)
- Polski (Polish)