I am always talking about how sturdy things are because I believe that is so important that a product last. We have been getting a lot of packages lately but none this heavy! I was so amazed. Then we joked about if someone breaks in all we need is this board to knock them out with the board alone.
I love games. I think everyone knows that. The higher quality the more I like it. Of course it has to be fun too.
This game is heavy duty and it has beautiful little stones: Black and White.
The stones too are heavy and sturdy. They are beautifully made with great precision. The stones each color has their own bowl to store them in.
The game is challenging yet fun. It is harder than chess but at the same time very rewarding. I am not a super smart lady and I thought this would be too much for me. It did take me a bit longer than it should of but I finally got it and understand how to play.
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Product Description:To most western players, the game of Go is an enigma. Invented in China 4,000 years ago, it has no proper analogue in the West. It's like chess, but endlessly more complex. Focused more upon territory control and less about capturing the opponent's pieces, there are between 150-250 valid moves a player could make on any turn. For chess, this number never climbs above 37. It is said there have never been two identical games of Go, and there does not yet exist a computer program that can reliably beat Go experts-let alone the masters.
Despite this, Go is surprisingly easy to learn. There are only two rules: 1. Every piece that remains on the board must have at least one open point (called a "liberty") directly next to it, and 2. Players are not allowed to make a move that would return the game to a previous position.
Good to Go
Unlike many listings for separate boards, bowls and stones, this complete set includes a matching goban (board) and go-ke (bowls) with a beautiful dark wash, as well as a full complement of 180 white and 181 black go-ishi (stones). Single-convex in the traditional Chinese style, these go-ishi are made from bakelite, have a good weight, and, when placed, make a satisfying clack.
Traditionally, Go boards are not a perfect square, but slightly oblong, which thanks to foreshortening creates for players the visual effect of a perfect square. This is a solid 47x44cm table board with the standard 2cm thickness and great heft. Better yet, it's reversible: the top side features the time-tested 19x19 board layout, and the underside features a beginner-friendly 13x13 layout for quicker, simpler play.
~~Disclaimer: I am a blogger and I was sent a complimentary
product in exchange for my honest review. The opinions expressed here are Only my own.~~