Playing Go in Second Life

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This page lists opportunities for playing Go in the virtual world of [ext] Second Life and contains a brief history of the different communities that arose to play Go, and continue to do so.

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Joseki Go Center (2023-Present)

Joseki Go Center is a sim and active community of Go players in Second Life. Stop by our sim and pick up a free Go board. We're a friendly bunch and whether you're a dan player or brand new to the game you'll find people to play or help you learn. We also hold occasional tournaments, and all our games can be viewed on our website at [ext] so please join our group and say hi. Contact Colonel Spaatz or Soosanne for help or a grand tour! [ext]


Satori Kido Go Club (2016-2022)

Satori Kido Go Club was located at a cultural center in the Satori region of Second Life and was hosted by Evan Soulstar. The coordinates were: [ext]

It was a place for Go players and friends to get together, socialize, hangout, and play Go. There were Go Tournaments to compete in and also other board games available to play such as Gomoku, Backgammon, and Mahjong. Additionally, there was a natural onsen hot spring and other places to explore.

Kido Go Club (2012 2016)

From the summer of 2012 to 2016, Kido Go Club was a place to play, learn or teach the game of Go, located at [ext] In 2016 Silent Ying quit SL and hence, Kido went offline.

The [ext] domain [ext] no longer exists.

Kido Province - The place for Go in Second Life

Kido Province was a beautiful ancient Japanese SIM that was imagined and brought to life by Silent Ying. Besides playing Go, there were many wonderful places to explore:

  • You could enjoy the comprehensive art gallery about Go
  • Practice Tai Chi and meditation in the gardens
  • Relax in the pavilions and talk with friends or listen to the music

It was a very special place, and the regulars will always remember it fondly. A place where friendships were forged that last to this very day.

Gobans used in Second Life

We have wonderful gobans to play Go on inworld. Just like Kido province, these were scripted and built with alot of hard work and dedication by Silent Ying. The games provide lots of features for playing Go and PairGo with a timer/clock and board sizes from 19x19 to 5x5. They have high quality textures, realistic animations and sounds.

Go Center (2008 2012)

Go Center existed in Second Life at [ext]; it is, alas, closed as of 2012-Feb-03.

As of 2018-06-14, some information was still visible at [ext]

The home page / [ext] subdomain [ext] now redirects to the [ext] domain [ext] The image link is thus useless.

Playing Go in Second Life last edited by on March 1, 2024 - 22:23
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