SGF File

What are SGF files and how to open them

Are you having problems opening a SGF file or just wondering what they contain? We explain what these files are used for and show you software that we know can open or otherwise handle your files.

What is a SGF file?

SGF files have multiple uses, and Smart Game Format is one of them. Read more about the other uses further down the page.

Smart Game Format

We have not yet analyzed in detail what these files contain and what they are used for. We're working on it.

How to open SGF files

Important: Different programs may use files with the SGF file extension for different purposes, so unless you are sure which format your SGF file is, you may need to try a few different programs.

While we have not verified the apps ourselves yet, our users have suggested ten different SGF openers which you will find listed below.

Last updated: May 18, 2021

More file formats using the SGF extension

Through our research of SGF files, we know that the following formats exist. However, we have not yet analyzed them in detail.

  • Somera Graphic Format
  • Sonique Skin

Various apps that use files with this extension

These apps are known to open certain types of SGF files. Remember, different programs may use SGF files for different purposes, so you may need to try out a few of them to be able to open your specific file.

Band-in-a-BoxBand-in-a-BoxUser submitted
SigilSigilUser submitted
GNU BackgammonGNU BackgammonUser submitted
The Many Faces of GoThe Many Faces of GoUser submitted
Java Platform SEJava Platform SEUser submitted
SoniqueSoniqueUser submitted
RealDrums Set 2c - Country and ReggaeRealDrums Set 2c - Country and ReggaeUser submitted
SoftCamp Secure KeyStrokeSoftCamp Secure KeyStrokeUser submitted
Master Blues Piano Solos Volume 1Master Blues Piano Solos Volume 1User submitted
eXtreme GammoneXtreme GammonUser submitted

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