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About this game

FAQ: Where is the save button?
- To bring BW-Go more in line with modern Android practice, Save has been replaced with Share. Just long-press on a game in the list, and share it to whatever app you want. If you do want to save a game locally, you can install a file manager program that can handle the Share request much better than BW-Go ever could in a simple Save screen.

BW-Go (Black & White Go) is a flexible, easy-to-use SGF editor to record, analyze, study and replay Go / Igo / Weiqi / Baduk games. A Gnu Go computer player is available as a separate download to play against Android.

Also, download the free BW-DGS plugin to play on the turn-based Dragon Go Server.

If you encounter any problems, please mail me. Any feedback is welcome, including suggestions for later versions!

- All tools in one screen, including comments

- Unique 'tether' stone and markup placement: play a stone and move your finger away to check and correct the position.
Fast for tablets, accurate enough for a 25x25 game on a 320x480 screen!

- Correction for involuntary movements while lifting your finger

- Adjustable screen colors

- Use the BW-DGS plugin (separate download) to make your moves on the turn-based Dragon Go Server! Check it out on the Play Store for details.

- Use a bot player (separate download) as an opponent or analysis helper. The bot is activated as just another tool, to be used in any SGF!
Check out BW-Gnu Go on the Play Store for details.

- Study joseki while analysing your games using embedded Kogo's Joseki Dictionary, March 6 2013 version.
KJD included by courtesy of Alexander Dinerchtein, curator, and Gary Odom, originator. http://waterfire.us/joseki.htm

- Landscape support on both phones and tablets

- Record your own games

- Game review/study: replay a game on the board while the app only accepts the game moves. Ask for hint: show 5x5 square containing next move (size adjustable in settings)

- Score and score estimate (manual marking of dead stones)

- Easy creation and browsing of variations without unnecessary pop-ups

- Mark moku with letters, digits and shapes

- Game editing: add and remove stones, correct earlier moves (checks if this results in impossible moves later)

- Supports game collections in single SGF, like the ones at http://webdocs.cs.ualberta.ca/~mmueller/go/games.html

- Also supports old SGF formats (pre-FF[4]). Please report any incompatible SGF's!

Tags: Go, Baduk, Weiqi, SGF
Updated on
Jun 28, 2019

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Ratings and reviews

278 reviews
Anthony Albano
February 25, 2023
I bought this app, I have a problem with login to dgs plug-in with this message: "[#Error: wrong_password; login.check_password(my_username,my_username)]. I cannot use the app to play with my friends. I wrote an e-mail to developers but none answered me.
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A Google user
January 2, 2019
Well designed. Works well. Great with free plugins that add ability to play against a bot or play an opponent on the Dragon Go server.
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Ben Johnson
November 1, 2022
If you're having trouble with the ai client:. 1. Make a new game. 2. Select size and handicap 3. Start game 4. Tap the hand tool in the top right. 5. Click on the cow 🐮 6. Enjoy! You can change which color the CPU is playing by clicking the Android icon.
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What's new

+ Change navigation button order [old order as option]
+ Changed slider icons
+ Robustness malformed SGF