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GoPanda2 is a modern client to Pandanet that features a clean, intuitive user interface that allows you to play, talk, and connect with thousands of players on Pandanet easily.

Download GoPanda 2.6

Note: Better uninstall any older GoPanda2 version first.

Windows: GoPanda2.exe
Run the installer as admin.

Mac: GoPanda2.dmg
Open the archive and drag GoPanda to the applications folder, afterwards run it from there.
(Mac 32 bit users can use this old version of GoPanda2.)

Linux: GoPanda2.AppImage
Make the AppImage executable and run it – should work on most distributions. There’s also an install script which downloads the AppImage, adds GoPanda2 to your application menu and registers MIME types (it will ask if you want to open sgf files with it per default).

Download GoPanda2 Manual
GoPanda2 manual (PDF files)

You can help us by reporting bugs, crashes and unexpected behavior. Please describe what you were doing when the bug occured and what exactly happend, including the error message generated by the client.

Please contact us at:

We need translators for the new version! If you are interested in translating GoPanda2 to your language, you can now apply directly from within the client! Use the upper right menu!

16 Oct 19 13:19:12

GoPanda 2.6.0 released

We are pleased to announce that GoPanda 2.6.0 is out! For this release we reworked and modernized a lot of things under the hood, although it still looks as before. Most importantly, it works with Mac OS Catalina. But there are quite a few more fixes.

Please uninstall the old client completely before installing the new one.

20 Jul 15 21:30:57

GoPanda 2.5.0 released

GoPanda 2.5.0 has been released!

Warning: A binary update is required. Please download from the GoPanda2 home page.

Edit: You may have to uninstall the old client completely before installing the new version.

Changes from version 2.4.0:

  • You can tag players as friends, to find them quicker
  • You can also ignore disruptive players
  • The IGS game archive can be searched from the client
  • All archived games can be loaded directly
  • Rating graphs
  • News from the Pandanet website
  • A dedicated broadcasting mode
  • Several other bug fixes and minor improvements
02 Feb 17 12:17:40

GoPanda 2.5.2 released

This GoPanda2 update brings an important bugfix and some small improvements:

  • Better connection timeout detection. This should fix a serious bug where people didn’t know they were disconnected until they ran out of time.
  • News section improved: All images are displayed correctly now. There are a lot of design improvements here, too.
  • Score estimator bugfix: Captures are now correctly counted in review and local boards, too.

This update will be installed automatically.
Please tell us in case you run into any problems. Apart from that, enjoy!

15 Oct 15 20:17:54

Server maintenance on 9th November!

The Pandanet Internet Go Server will undergo scheduled maintenance on

9th November 2015, from 19:00 to 24:00 UTC.

Users still active by this time will be disconnected and ongoing games will be stored without affecting disconnection limits. They can be resumed within 15 days.

Net Social Plaza will also be unavailable during this time. We apologize for the inconvenience.

07 Apr 14 14:12:53

GoPanda 2.3 released

Today we have released version 2.3 of GoPanda2 with many new features:

  • Remember Password checkbox in login menu.
  • You can be in multiple rooms at the same time.
  • Score Estimator available in Review and Observe.
  • Score Assist will help you mark dead stones during counting.
  • Help videos to get you started with GoPanda2.
  • Reviews and broadcasts are now displayed differently in the game list.
  • The Review list has been removed – use the normal game list instead.
  • Bugs fixes and minor changes.

There are some reports of videos not working in the client, if that is the case for you, you can view them at youtube instead

As usual, please report any issues you might find, so we can fix them as soon as possible.