SmartGo Player

Learn Go using the built-in tutorial with over 100 problems, then play 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.

SmartGo Player

Play Go

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).

Go Tutorial

Learn Go

Learn Go using the built-in tutorial with over 100 problems, then play against your iPhone or iPad. SmartGo automatically adjusts the handicap to keep the game challenging, for beginners as well as seasoned players. SmartGo tracks the level per user, so you can let a friend play without losing your hard earned progress.

Scoring

Simple UI, Powerful AI

Play against the computer, take back moves, get hints, have the computer estimate the balance of territory. Replay the game and explore different variations.

Compare SmartGo Apps

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.

SmartGo Player SmartGo Kifu
Device iPad, iPhone, iPod touch iPad, iPhone, iPod touch
Computer Play: Auto-Level 9x9, 11x11, 13x13 9x9, 11x11, 13x13
Computer Play: Manual 6x6 … 19x19 6x6 … 19x19
Keep game records
Email game records
Import Games
Library of Professional Games (108,000+)
Joseki and fuseki analysis
Problem Collections (2000+)
Annotated Games (30)
Book View
Tree View
Tutorial with over 100 problems
Price $2.99 $19.99