Go Review Archive

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Go Review magazine, the seminal English-language go magazine of the 1960s and 1970s, is now available in digital form! All 160 issues, from 1960 through 1977, including rare early ones no longer available, have been lovingly scanned to maintain the exact look and feel of the original. The archive contains a wealth of game commentaries, articles, problems, and news. An extensive index allows you to find exactly what you want in any of the 160 issues. Full-text search is available across the entire archive of more than 15,000 pages. Go Review Archive can be used on any device with the ability to view PDFs.

Go Review was the pioneering English-language go magazine published by the Nihon Ki-in (Japanese Go Association) through the 1960s and most of the 1970s. Go Review Archive brings you a digitized, completely searchable version of this invaluable historical and learning resource. You'll find in-depth commentaries on major Japanese matches from the golden age of Takagawa and Sakata; articles by leading Japanese go figures; fascinating pro-amateur handicap matches; and go news, including much of historical interest about go in the West.

Go Review Archive is the indispensable addition to your go library, the equivalent of hundreds of go books for a fraction of the price.

Key Features

  • 160 issues of the original English-language go magazine
  • Fully searchable
  • Complete index
  • Runs on any device with ability to view PDFs
  • Extensive commentaries on professional games, articles, problem sets, and news

System Requirements

  • Operating System: any
  • Reader: Adobe Reader or other PDF viewer
  • Hardware: DVD drive (for initial loading of DVD version)


DVDs. Go Review Archive comes on three DVDs, each sold separately, through Kunaki, an online fulfillment house that will ship anywhere in the world.

Disc 1 contains the first 60 issues from January 1961 through December 1965. Disc 2 contains issues from January 1966 through December 1970, and disk 3 contains issues from January 1971 through Spring 1977. Each disc is available for $29.95, making the cost for the 3-disc set $89.97.