Questionnaire now closed

Thank you very much to everyone who filled in our online questionnaire!

The questionnaire is now closed, and we are taking into account your answers and suggestions to finalize the development of Netgoban. We hope you’ll enjoy the result.

18 thoughts on “Questionnaire now closed

  1. This looks really cool, but also like it’s been in development for over 2 years. Any idea when you’ll be ready to release?

    • The project is indeed taking some time, but we hope the final result will be worth the wait! We want to make sure the product is working flawlessly before we start selling it.

      There is no expected release date yet, but we’ll announce it here as soon as possible. Thanks for your patience!

  2. What’s going on? You’re replying to comments but you offer no development updates. If the board is in active development couldn’t you give a monthly report or something, just to keep us interested?

      • Sorry for the slow reply! The project is still in active development, though a number of things are taking some time to sort out.

        I’m afraid we can’t share many details at this stage, but I can say that the hardware is already working quite well, and we are mostly focused on improving the software and setting up manufacturing.

  3. This board is similar to the DGT electronic chess board which I’ve owned for over 4 years now (and have been salivating over for *YEARS* before finally deciding to spend the €450 to get it). After picking up Go, I wondered if there was a DGT-like board for that game too, and this one seems to be the only one, but it’s not finished yet….

    If I’ve got the money available, I’ll be one of the first customers if the price is right… As a variation on what the cartoon says: “HURRY UP AND TAKE MY MONEY!”

    Waiting…. :)

  4. This looks wonderful, and amazing.

    Best of luck with everything. I am eagerly awaiting this , and would very much definitely purchase it.

    This is a wonderful idea, and I have been yearning for something similar.

    One question, on point of curiosity:

    How does the goban detect whether the stones have been placed, or taken off? Can one tap the board with a stone without letting go of it, and take it back off?

    Or, would this register as a play?

    Truly looks fascinating! Do well. :-)

    Namaste,

    X

    • Hello,

      Thank you for your interest!

      Regarding your question, I can’t explain in detail how it works, but you don’t need to worry about a move been detected incorrectly if you put a stone on the board without letting it go and then move it or take it away. We are making sure there are no mistakes, as long as you play according to the rules!

      We will provide more details as soon as we can. Thank you for your patiente!

  5. Will this product be released… ever?

    I already have a DGT electronic chess board, and I’d like to add a similar Go board. To be honest, it’s astounding that no-one ever thought about creating such a board. the DGT chess board has been on the market for almost 15 years already.

    • Hello and thank you for your interest! At the moment, development is on hold and there’s no clear timeline as to when we will be able to finish it and release the product. We haven’t abandoned it, though, and are as eager as anyone to finally see it coming to market. Thank you for your understanding and patience.

  6. “no expected release date”, “we can’t share many details at this stage”, “I can’t explain in detail how it works”, “there’s no clear timeline as to when we will be able to finish it”.
    After so many years, still no details and no release date? This project is an hoax, the photograph is a fake. Otherwise you would have given us a lot of details and proven it to be a real thing. If a prototype did exist, you would have shown us a movie of it working.
    I just wonder why.

    • Apologies if we’ve let you down on your expectations. The project is currently on hold. We aim to retake it and complete it at some point, but can’t promise when. We haven’t published more details because we haven’t found it necessary, since we aren’t ready to sell it yet, and because it would restrict our ability to get intellectual property protection for certain aspects of the design. Thank you for your understanding.

      • Well, show us a movie of the prototype “in action”, and I’ll believe you. The photograph of the so-called prototype just shows a common board, with a common USB plug, a common USB cable, and a common notebook: of course you need not to worry about “intellectual property protection for certain aspects of the design”, as such aspects are (would be?) well hidden inside the board, and a movie would never give away them.
        Also, if you really are concerned about “aspects of the design”, nothing prevents you from patent them immediately, solving once and for all the problem.
        If something to patent does exist, of course.

        • I understand your skepticism, but I’m afraid for the time being we won’t be releasing any further public information. We don’t want to create any more expectations until we have a solid plan for when and how it will be released.
          That said, we could still show you videos and photos privately if we happen to meet in person at some go tournament in Spain or UK, or possibly elsewhere in Europe. Feel free to contact me privately at tallos(at)netgoban.com if you want to explore that option.

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