Handcrafted Go board set with cover and pegs that provide both stability and
the ability to pack a game in-progress away and the return to the same game
later. The board has laser engraved the recording system of 1-19 vertically and
A-T horizontally for those that like to track their moves. Note the letter "I"
is not used un GO recording, one of the oddities of the game....
The ½” thick board is 10 inches square and made from high quality maple with
MDF core for strength.
The pegs are varnished cribbage style pegs about 1.25” long. The game is
supplied with 175 of each color . Peg colors may vary,
The cover is felt line and holds everything securely. It is also possible to
embed the game board in the cover to lift it off the table about 2 inches.
This game was designed with help from Bill Tefft, thanks Bill. It is made in
our Hudson, Florida wood shop.
Go is an abstract board for two players, in which the aim is to surround more
territory than the opponent.
The game originated in China more than 2,500 years ago, and is one of the
oldest board games played today. It was considered one of the four essential
arts of a cultured Chinese scholar in antiquity.
There is significant strategy involved in the game, and the number of possible
games is vast (10761 compared, for example, to the estimated 10120 possible in
chess) displaying its complexity despite relatively simple rules.
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