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
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
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,
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
PBeM server. Go to the server and register; get yourself
a userID and challenge Gipfers (and Zèrtzers) from all over
A few useful commands:
help gipf (a list with all the codes you need to know to
list gipf (to get a list with all the games that are currently
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
and you'll get a reply almost immediately.
Kurt says: have fun!