If you want just one book to start learning to play go, Go for Beginners would be a good choice.
Many, too many things are in my opinion just viewed, not explained, so it's difficult to understand why (the worst question!)
This book does an excellent job of making it very easy to understand how to play and provides visual examples.
This book is great for an absolute beginner, someone who has heard of the game and wants to learn how to play; also teaches methods to capture stones--this is what I want to learn.Published 2 months ago by Anthony P. Craig
This book explains all the beginner techniques and terminology in plain English. The book also contains lots of great examples and play-throughs with pictures.Published 3 months ago by Philip van der Linden
This is the book I would want to read after starting with some really fundamental books. The author is an acknowledged master of the game, but at his level it is difficult to see... Read morePublished 7 months ago by John H. Macdonald
This book concisely explains the basics. It is just as appropriate for people with no experience with the game as those with a few games under the belt. Read morePublished 9 months ago by Matthew R. Hales
I bought this when I bought the game to try and learn how to play. This book does an excellent job of making it very easy to understand how to play and provides visual examples. Read morePublished 9 months ago by Debra L. Bowen
This book is very valuable to new players and provides excellent overviews of scenarios and patterns. Read morePublished 11 months ago by H'Oscar
I needed a book to help me learn more about Go so I could understand how to play and this book doesn't it's job nicely.Published 14 months ago by Derick D.
Simply put, several pages into the meat of the book and I said "This is completely useless to me at this stage! Read morePublished 14 months ago by snowangel
There are gentler books for beginners out there, such as the excellent volume one in the Learn to Play Go series by Janice Kim and Soo-hyun Jeong. Read morePublished 15 months ago by Sebastian Fernandez