Capture Go

Playing Capture Go is an excellent way for beginners to learn about the tactical fundamentals of Go - the first player to capture a stone wins! It can be one of the first steps after learning the rules of Go, using some simplified rules shown here. It's really quick to finish a game.

There is an app for the iPad and iPhone at a cost of £1.49 called GoforKids which is purely for Capture Go (3 levels). If you can't find it in the App Store, you can find it via which also includes instructions! It is probably a good idea to read the instructions before using it anyway!

The Capture Go Applet below. by Sorin Gherman, is written in Javascript, but will not run on some platforms, such as out of date browsers.

To start, click on the play link below to open a new window.

Play Capture Go!

Last updated Wed Jul 28 2021.
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