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Goigo, an International Go Server (IGS) Go (Baduk, Weiqi, Igo) client.
Play the worlds greatest and oldest strategy game against players from all around the world!
Need a FREE IGS account to use, information in app but just need to sign up through the IGS (Pandanet) website .
Beware, Go can be very addictive!
Some facts about Go can be found below.
Go is the oldest game in the world still played in its original form. Some estimates are as high as 4000 years, but certainly 2500-3000.
Go is the second most played game in the world, behind Xiangqi (Chinese Chess).
Go is called Igo in Japan, Baduk in Korea, and Wei-qi in China.
Go is simple enough for a 4 year old to learn, but too complex for a computer to beat a human who is a strong beginner.
It is believed there are more possible game variations than atoms in the visible universe.
Go is considered one of the premiere challenges for programmers of artificial intelligence.
There is a historical story that in the 17th century, the rule of Tibet was once decided over three games of Go.
Go is strongly believed to stop or reverse common senile dementia in the elderly. Additional information is coming that it may reduce the incidence of Alzheimer's.
Go has an immense impact on the mental development of children, particularly in the area of reasoning.
Chess is primarily a left brain game. Go actively stimulates both the right and left sides of the brain.
The quotes above are from the best go site on the web http://senseis.xmp.net/