Kifu () is the Japanese term for an abstract strategy game record. In China, people named this kind of record "qipu" (simplified Chinese: ; traditional Chinese: ; pinyin: . In Korea, people named this kind of record "Gibo" (Chinese: ).
In go, board game records are traditionally used to record games on a grid diagram, marking the plays on the points and pieces.
Board game record databases can be useful to study board games. Many AI algorithms review a large database of professional games.