How to play Go "Beginner's Go"

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About this game

Ishikura Noboru is a regular lecturer on the Japan Broadcasting Corporation's weekly TV go program. He is noted for his easy-to-understand explanations.
Now his original go course is avilable on Android.

By studying his explanations and the problems he presents, you will quickly learn to play go.

Beginner's Go has five special features.

1. Easy-to-understand explanations
These are Ishikura's original explanations.

2. Easy-to-follow diagrams.
The moves are smoothly played out on attractive graphics.

3. Suited for anyone who wants to learn how to play go
An easy-to-understand course for all beginners

4.Three steps to understanding go
Explanations, practice, and problem-solving will hammer home the basics of the game.

5. An easy-to-understand glossary of go terms.
The convenience of having the most important go terms gathered in one place.

Contents of Beginner's Go

What is go?
The rules
After you've learned the rules -- 9x9-board games
After you've learned the rules -- 19x19-board games

Capturing stones
Exploiting defects in your opponent's territory
Linking up stones
Capturing races
Life and death
Updated on
Jun 11, 2020

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108 reviews
A Google user
March 10, 2019
not only a great app, but the best resource i have found so far for learning go (I don't have a teacher).The criticism of being too short is unwarranted: I find there is a lot of content to go through. Shows how to manage a game from start to finish, and builds your mastery incrementally
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Brian P.
June 23, 2020
This is a tutorial, not a game app. This app will teach you how to play go and introduce you to a solid foundation of strategy. Every example is explained quite well and you can step forwards and backwards through every example as needed.
27 people found this review helpful
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A Google user
April 23, 2019
I'm really made up with this app. I learned a lot. note that this is good not only for complete beginners but also people with some experience too. I've already been playing for a month and have learned a lot from it and my game has improved for sure. a bit more content would be nice, but it is easily with the price.
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What's new

Fixed some minor issues.