Here are two ways to play GIPF on your computer. GF1 is a GIPF-program that is written by Kurt Vandenbranden, and he also wrote a program that makes it possible to play GIPF by e-mail via Richard Ronglie's PBeM server.

KVdB's GF1

GF1 (GIPF for One) has already given thousands of players a lot of GIPF-pleasure. Kurt maintains a website dedicated to GF1. If you want to know the history of the program, the latest news and all kind of technical details, you should sure pay his GF1-site a visit.

Now, before going any further: if you download GF1 (or if you already have done it), then please send Kurt a postcard! That's what the man asks. Mind you, a real postcard - not an e-card! He has rendered the GIPF-community a fantastic service, here's something you can do in return. Make the following little effort: get out, buy a postcard and send it to: Kurt Vandenbranden, Heiveldstraat 72, 9120 Beveren, Belgium.

OK, knowing that you've made Kurt happy, here's your free download of GF1.

Note that the version you can download above is only executable for Windows 95/NT. If you want to know the sourcecode for Linux and MS Windows or if you want a version executable for Linux (glibc), you must go to Kurt's GF1-site.


GIPF (and Z»RTZ, too) can be played by e-mail on Richard's PBeM server. Go to the server and register; get yourself a userID and challenge Gipfers (and Zèrtzers) from all over he world.

A few useful commands:
help gipf (a list with all the codes you need to know to play e-GIPF)
list gipf (to get a list with all the games that are currently played)
gipf standings (to get the ratings of the gipfers who play e-gipf on the server)

Send any of these commands as the "subject" of your e-mail to and you'll get a reply almost immediately.

Kurt says: have fun!

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