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Our most popular GO set - makes an excellent beginners set!
Includes 181 black & 180 white plastic game pieces, storage board and instructions
2 storage drawers hold the stones for each opponent
Wood veneer board measures 11.75 x 11.75 x 1.75 inches tall
Traditional grid – 19 x 19 Standard playing field
WE Games most popular Go set! A high-quality Go Game that includes a beautiful wood laminated board with two pull-out storage drawers, 461 playing pieces (181 black & 180 white plastic game stones) and instructions on how to play the game. The two drawers store the pieces while playing the games and for storing stones when not in use.
Go is an ancient game of Chinese origin from over 4000 years ago that was formalized in Japan during the 15th century. The objective of the game is to dominate and control territory while capturing your opponent's pieces. The game rewards patience and concentration rather than greed and aggression. The shifting balance of territory and power can unnerve even the most disciplined and intellectual player.
Go is the most complicated board game mathematically – significantly more difficult than chess. Because of the complexity, it is believed that there have never been two identical games of Go.
It is said that the game of Go only takes moments to learn and a lifetime to master. The object of Go is to dominate territory and to capture as many of your opposing player’s stones as possible. The end of the game is known when none of the players can set any of their stones on the board. At that time, the players add up their opponent’s stones they have captured along with the amount of territory conquered. The player with the highest score is the winner.
This is a standard GO board showing 361 points of intersection with 324 squares is made by 19 horizontal and 19 vertical lines. There are “Star Points” shown on certain intersections for the sole purpose of direction; therefore have no special meaning to the game.
In March 2016, AlphaGo became the first Computer Go program to beat a professional human Go player without handicaps on a full-sized 19×19 board. AlphaGo is a computer program developed by Google DeepMind in London to play the board game Go. AlphaGo beat Lee Sedol in a five-game match.
WE Games Wood GO Set with Pull Out Drawers -12 in. - B0008EJXEW