Rating: 4.8/5

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 25×25 game on a 320×480 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.

– 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 5×5 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

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

Tags: Go, Baduk, Weiqi, SGF
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