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12" Wood Folding GO Set


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  • Folding Wood with Storage
  • Plastic Stones with 2 Cloth Bags
  • 12" x 6"
  • An excellent beginner set!
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Product Details

  • Item Weight: 2 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 4 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • ASIN: B0006HCWMG
  • Item model number: WDX492112
  • Manufacturer recommended age: 12 years and up
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #559,713 in Toys & Games (See Top 100 in Toys & Games)
  • Average Customer Review: 3.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
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Consider yourself a militaristic genius? Ready to set out for blood to gain territory and crush your opponent? Not so fast... Go, an ancient game of Chinese origin, rewards patience and concentration rather than greed and aggression. The shifting balance of territory and power can unnerve even the most disciplined and intellectual player. Like martial arts, Go is an exercise in concentration, balance, and discipline. One cannot disguise one's personality on the Go board! Go can be learned in minutes, but it can take a lifetime to master. The large board and lack of restrictions allows great scope in strategy and expression of players' individuality. The object of the two-player game is to gain control of territories by alternately placing black or white stones strategically across a large ruled board. While it is easy to learn, this game of beauty and intellectual challenge provides hours of entertainment for players. Our transportable, wooden folding game board has an elegant blond veneer with storage for the plastic stones which are included. Set measures 12" x 6" when folded.

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54 of 58 people found the following review helpful By Regulus on October 13, 2005
When I first purchased this board, my expectations were high, however what I was met with left me in absolute disappointment. For avid Go Players, this is not the board for you. Although if you were a real avid Go Player you would have purchased the 7000 Dollar Kaya Board, however my budget doesn't allow it. This board's workmanship is done quite well, and no matter how you play it, Go is Go, Online, on the board, on paper, etc. Now to the heart of the matter, the major problem with this particular brand of board, is the size. The stones are also poor, but you do not expect top quality stones for as cheap as this board is. However, the boards size, which is incredibly to small doesn't allow you to use other brands of stones if you've purchased them. So you are stuck with a tiny board, and terrible tiny plastic stones that are lighter than a feather. The playing experience isn't pleasant and one false move will scatter the pieces everywhere and you can say goodbye to that game. My advice: do not purchase this board unless you are a beginner and unable to get anything else, but even then I think a beginner would have a greater experience by playing on paper, with adequate Ing Stones. Or perhaps play online. Overall, this board is terrible.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By K. Douglas on June 9, 2007
Go is the type game that you wonder makes you wonder as you're playing, "Is this more complex than chess, or not?" I actually never get around to playing regulation GO with guests in my home but rather play a game called Go-moku-narabe. The premise is that the first player to get exactly five in a row, horizontally, vertically, or diagonally wins. The only rule is that if the opponent sandwiches your pieces either by two of his own pieces or between his one piece and the edge of the board, the 5 is invalid. This game goes over great with children and adults and I highly recommend it to anyone.

As far as this board goes specifically, the pieces are smaller than I expected and my preference is for larger pieces. Consequently it fits in a standard backpack quite well so it serves the purpose for a lazy Sunday afternoon.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By roboy63 on February 19, 2007
This board is of excellent quality and is highly transportable, but a little small for Go players who play avidly. The stones are also small, but they get the job done. Why I bought this board was because I wanted to be able to take it with me, without a huge board dragging me down. This fits what I want almost perfectly. Thanks!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By J. Hatch on December 22, 2008
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This is somewhat a case of getting what you pay for, but it is not so in an overly negative way. The wood is all unfinished and could probably use a layer of urethane or lacquer for a bit of protection against accidental bumps. All told, however, the quality is decent if not fantastic. The hinges and locking mechanism align well, which is not always the case in bargain level boards for classic self-contained playing boards for any game. As someone who likes to travel with his strategy games I have paid far more for lesser quality on strategy, chessboards and GO boards.

As others have mentioned, the board is small and the pieces are light, but it is a minor inconvenience for the casual player. I'm sure that those who are more advanced and play more rapidly may have an issue, but this is an above average deal for the beginner to intermediate player.
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