Learning To Play Go
section is intended for people who have just learned about Go. If you
visit each link on this page in order, you will have a solid
understanding of how to begin playing. Most links are taken from the AGA Website (USGo.org).
The American Ing Goe has made a 15 minute video called "Go Basics," which is a brief introduction to the game.
For absolute beginners, a good way to learn Go is to download and read Karl Baker's "The Way To Go",
a free PDF file from the AGA web site. There are many good books
available for beginners, but the best way to learn is to come to our
club and get personal instruction.
After you've learned the basic rules, "The Interactive Way To Go" is an excellent site for practice.
is a small program that lets you play a 9x9 game against a computer
opponent. The Windows version is free. For smart phones, the Go
game app from AI Factory is a good one to start with; there are many
Go players often use Japanese Go terms when talking about about the game. Read this list for commonly used terms.