What is this game about?
A game starts with an empty board. The object of the game is to use stones to form territories by surrounding vacant areas of the board. It is also possible to capture the opponent's stones by completely surrounding them.
How do I control the game?
You use the mouse or touchpad on your laptop to click. There are no keyboard controls for this game.
How do I play?
A game of Go starts with an empty board. Each player has an effectively unlimited supply of stones, one taking the Black stones, the other taking White. The basic object of the game is to use one's stones to form territories by surrounding vacant areas of the board. It is also possible to capture the opponent's stones by completely surrounding them.
The players take turns, placing one of their stones on a vacant point at each turn. Black plays first. Note that the stones are placed on the intersections of the lines rather than in the squares. Once played, stones are not moved. However they may be captured, in which case they are removed from the board, and kept by the capturing player as prisoners.
How does the game end?
The game ends by agreement. When a player believes that he cannot make more territory, capture more stones, or reduce his opponent's territory by playing on, he passes (doesn't play on the board) and the opponent wins.
Weigi-go (known elsewhere as 'Go') strategy quickly becomes complex. We suggest you find an online guide in your language and review videos of strategies to become a better player.