Igowin

Learn to play Go with this virtual board

Go is an ancient board game that originated in China about two thousand years ago, which has only recently become quite popular in the West. Like chess, it's got a few simple rules, but involves a lot of strategy and planning. View full description

PROS

  • No installation required
  • Very well documented

CONS

  • No support for two-player games

Is it worth the money?

Good
7

Go is an ancient board game that originated in China about two thousand years ago, which has only recently become quite popular in the West. Like chess, it's got a few simple rules, but involves a lot of strategy and planning.

With iGoWin you can now play Go on your PC against a computer-controlled opponent. The game starts with a new game right after launch – no introduction or tutorials - so if you are a newcomer to Go you may feel a bit lost. Luckily iGoWin is thoroughly documented. The Help section includes all the rules you need to know to play the game and even some basic questions to make sure you understand them.

iGoWin doesn't require installation and is the kind of simple, straightforward game that's perfectly suitable for a short break from work. I still miss being able to play against another human opponent though, which always makes gaming a lot more fun.

If you're looking for something different to play during your coffee break, give iGoWin a try.

Igowin

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Igowin 1.0

— User reviews — about Igowin

  • peter.freedman.96

    by peter.freedman.96

    "Great program for beginners"

    Great little program...I've pushed it to 3 dan but haven't been able to get beyond that. Starts you at 25 kyu, then adju... More.

    reviewed on June 3, 2013