In this section we’ll suggest the best websites, apps, servers and other resources that we are using ourselves to study and play Go and that have stood the test of time.
Where to play Go online
GoQuest — online server for playing Go on 9×9 and 13×13 boards. The games are fast-paced and exciting here. There are always enough players to start a game within a minute any time of day. It’s the best choice in case you want to play a game but you don’t have much time. There are apps for Android and iOS available.
Kiseido Go Server — a slightly old-fashioned but still popular Go server among non-Asian countries. The interface and client are translated into many languages. The client works on Java and can be used for viewing and editing Go games. The KGS client is available on Android.
Fox Go Server — probably the most popular Chinese server. It’s easy to start a game, lots of strong players. There is an English version of the client but it still has Chinese characters in it.
Tygem Go Server is a Korean server. There is an English client app for iPad and Android. It’s similar to Fox Go Server both in terms of interface and the level of players.
Pandanet — the oldest Japanese online Go server. It used to be called IGS (Internet Go Server). There are easy-to-use mobile apps for it and some European tournaments are held here.
Color Go Server — a bright and unusual server. We think that it’s very suitable for playing with children and for those who are tired of conventional black and white.