Agora Go Free - Weiqi, Baduk

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About this game

Go is a strategic board game for two players, also known as Igo (Japanese), Wéiqí (Chinese) and Baduk (Korean). Go is rich in strategy despite its simple rules.

Agora Go Free is designed for 2 players playing on the same device. It also allows to import files using the SGF format, a standard to store Go games and problems. SGF files can be imported from the web, emails or the local storage.

All games are automatically saved with thumbnails for easy browsing. Paused games can be resumed later on. Finished games can be played back for later review.

Agora Go Free is optimized to run on as many display sizes and resolutions as possible, with nice graphics on Android smartphones, MP3 players, tablets (up to 13-inch screens so far) as well as Android laptops. A large screen will offer the best experience, especially when playing on 19x19 boards.

If you like Agora Go, support us by downloading the paid version that offers even more features.

Main features:
* local games for 2 players
* SGF viewer, perfect for Go problems and game review
* interface for Android phones, tablets and laptops
* open .sgf and .SGF files directly from many file managers
* import games in SGF files from the web (compatible with the native browser, Firefox & Chrome)

Additional features offered in the paid version:
* ~80 games preloaded from the famous Kisei Japanese title (including all games from 2000 until 2013)
* support multiple games per SGF file to easily import collection of Go games / Go problems at once
* compatibility with Google TV / Android TV
* support game navigation using fully-featured game pads (tested with the Nvidia Shield Controller)

Detailed features:
* option to display games fullscreen
* 9x9, 13x13 and 19x19 board sizes
* handicap games up to 9 stones
* games saved automatically (pause/resume)
* list of saved games with thumbnails
* scoring, with selection of dead stones
* komi (7.5 by default, 0.5 for handicap games)
* detection of Ko situations
* playback games once finished
* navigate through different variations during playback
* play with single / double tap or on-screen button
* option to control playback using the volume keys
* portrait and landscape modes both supported
* option to display board coordinates
* display comments & markups for Go problems (tsumego)
* comments can be added/edited during games and reviews
* export games in SGF files on the built-in storage (in the "Agora Go" directory)
* English and French translations
* play with trackball on compatible devices

New feature requests will be implemented in the paid version first!

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Updated on
Nov 14, 2021

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121 reviews
Jimmy TAN
May 26, 2021
I like this to record my games with my classmates. 1 thing I am puzzled and confused with is how do I mark the dead stones. Would appreciate some advice. Thanks.
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Agora Go, Inc
October 17, 2021
To mark dead stones, finish a game with both players selecting the "Pass" button. The game automatically detects the territory with no dead stones; you can then click on some dead stones on screen and press the "Select dead stones" button to confirm your selection. Thanks!
A Google user
October 27, 2019
Cannot load already saved sgf game file from disk.
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A Google user
September 3, 2016
Love the app, thinking about getting the paid version. I'm trying to load my own OGS games into the app, but I dont appear to be able to import or load external files? How do you go about importing and SGF? Do I have to save the .sgf somewhere specific?
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What's new

version 4.9

* Support app resizing, multi-window mode and taller screen ratios as found on the Samsung Galaxy Fold, Z Fold 2 and Z Fold 3.

* Fix a blue highlight applied on the Go board automatically with recent versions of Android.

version 4.8

* Support tall widescreen ratios such as the Galaxy S8 / S9 / S10

Keep supporting us by buying the paid version. It comes pre-loaded with a set of famous Go games (from the Kisei title) and supports SGF files containing collection of games