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Store:  Classic
Edition:  Go
Series:  Go
Genre:  Abstract Strategy
Format:  Board Games

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Product Information

  • Manufacturer(s): Avalon Hill

  • Year: 1978

  • Weight: 700 grams (estimated)

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Average Rating: 5 in 1 review


 
 
 
 
 
4000 years can't be wrong
May 30, 2001

Go is one of, if not THE, oldest game still played in the world. Also being the national game of Japan, Go has enthralled and attracted tons of players around the world, and for good reason. Fans of chess, [page scan/se=0548/sf=category/fi=stockall.asc/ml=20]Abalone, or any other 2-player strategy game will turn their backs on what they've considered their favorite, and become hopelessly addicted to Go. In simple terms, think of chess as a battle, and Go as a war.

Played on a 19x19 grid board, players take turns placing 'stones' down on the intersections of the game board. The object is to obtain as much territory as possible. As easy as this sounds, there is always the threat of invasion, attack, and destruction! Go at its best is a metaphor for life. A balance is ideally achieved with strength and influence.

An international game, there is even a ranking system that goes up to the ranks of 'dan'. If this term is familiar, perhaps you weren't aware that Go is considered a martial art, as it excercises the mind, and has similar ranking systems.

I used to play chess regularly, and became intrigued with the game due to its incredible history. Playing intially on Yahoo!, I lost and lost and lost, until the game revealed its subtleties, frustrations, and elations. There is no better game I have played. You will NOT be sorry you picked this up!

NOTE: For ease of play, I'd also recommend picking up Janice Kim's excellent beginner book: Learn to play Go.

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