Go or Weiqi is an abstract strategy board game for two players in which the aim is to surround more territory than the opponent. Originating 4,000 years ago, Go is one of the most complex games in the world. It is said there have never been two identical games of Go, but despite this, Go is surprisingly easy to learn.
This complete set includes a Chinese bamboo board with engraved lines, pristine bowls with a beautiful light brown wash to hold the stones. A full complement of 180 white and 181 black ceramic stones, single-convex in the traditional Chinese style, makes a satisfying click that signifies quality when placed.
Board size: 47cm x 44cm with a 2cm thickness.
Bowls size: 15.3cm x 10.2cm
Ceramic stones size: 2cm diameter
Add the carry bag to hold and secure the bowls with stones. Size of bag: 32 x 28 x 22cm
The game has playing pieces called ‘stones’ where one player uses the black stones, and the other uses the black ones. The game kicks off with an empty board where participants take turns to place the stones on various vacant areas on the board. The black stones play first by being placed in the intersections of the lines, and once they have been placed on the board, they are not moved unless captured. Capture happens when a stone is surrounded by the opponent’s stones in all the adjacent positions. Players start the game by staking their claims on parts of the board they want to occupy. At the end of the game, the players count the vacant intersections on their territory and add them to the number of stones captured. The player with the larger total becomes the winner.