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Go Game with Wood Board
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- Wood game board with felted corners underneath
- 11 3/4" x 11 3/4" board
- Go stones included
- Instruction book with clear instructions included
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CHOKING HAZARD -- Small parts. Not for children under 3 yrs.
Top Customer Reviews
If you're looking for a lifelong hobby, this is the game for you. OR, if you don't want to take it seriously at all, and don't really care about deep strategies... well, this is STILL the game for you. Whether or not you'll have fun playing go, really only depends on whether or not both players have more or less the same mindset (otherwise the person taking it seriously will simply slaughter the person not taking it seriously, every time, which probably won't be much fun for that other person.)
Go is a great game for most ages, and pretty much people of all levels of "taking it seriously". Go is very flexible that way. In fact, since you can actually study this game, you can even work out go problems all by yourself, making it a possible solitary activity for people who like brainy things. (You can get books of go problems to work out on the board, or re-play the games of professionals to improve your own understanding, both of which are solitary activities.) Some strange ducks even like playing against themselves. ^_-
THAT BEING SAID...
For some people, about half or three quarters of the enjoyment of playing a game (especially an ancient game like this) comes from the quality and looks of the equipment, and the ease of use, such as comfort of the size of the equipment when playing. If you don't care about stuff like that, then this board might do for you.Read more ›
The one downside is the lack of adequate containment for the stones. They come in two small plastic bags. You're going to want some small bowls or sealable containers to hold them.
If you are looking for a durable Go board, this is a good choise
I must admit, the stones and board are a bit small. It's hard for big hands like mine to navigate the board without knocking around the pieces a bit. all in all however this can be more or less worked around with a little practice.
So, lets get down to business, Do you want this board? or another one? If you're not sure if you will like go in the first place, get this version, It's the best price for what you get. The rest of the cheap boards seem to be either cardboard or tiny travel boards( yes even smaller than this one!) and anything else that's worth buying seems a bit expensive for the first time buyer.
As for me, I have this board, and I'm ready for an upgrade, But I'm still going to keep it around as a travel/ school board, And i'll use the new one at home where it's safe! (especially after investing as much as it will cost me to buy it!) It, has given me at least 3 years of service, and it still looks like its got more than a few years left in it!
My one major problem with this set is in general it is still kinda small for my tastes. Especially the stones. I find them hard to place on a crowded board even when using proper placing technique. I have fairly large hands which doesn't help the matter.
Also the beads are plastic, but when it comes to Go boards, you sort of expect it at this price range.
Other than that it is a nice set to start with if you are looking a cheaper more practical playing equipment.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Enjoying learning the game. Only issue was the bag the pieces came in was flimsy and broke in transit. Read morePublished 22 days ago by Amazon Customer
package arrived on according to expected delivery dates and in good condition. the board is neat and the there were a couple extra stones. the booklet is a nice touch. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Andrew Wahrenbrock
Every child should learn go. easy rules, but even a computer can not win a master. good for thinking and spacial skills. i would say 7 yrs old is old enough to play. Read morePublished 6 months ago by MASTERMAT
My son asked for this for Christmas but it has not been as exciting as he expected.Published 7 months ago by Susan Bressler
I love the game of Go. I anticipated the pieces to be larger than they are. But, I think that is my expectation and not a reflection of any misrepresentation. Read morePublished 9 months ago by Butterfly Pages
I purchased this as a gift for a friend who enjoys it immensely. One drawback of this item is that it does not have a place to store the stones. Read morePublished 11 months ago by apap0