THE LEGENDARY CHINESE STRATEGIC GAME!
The story of Go has about 4000 years, nevertheless it is played today as it was in its origins!
Born in China, it became popular among the nobles and writers as a strategy game and metaphor of the balance of natural forces.
It spread in Korea and Japan thanks to increasing business contacts with that nation and in the ‘800 begun to be well known also in the Occidental world.
The Japanese influence is still very strong and is reflected in the terminology of the game: the Japanese words used throughout the world to designate particular moves or moments of the game, are a kind of lingua franca that helps the Goists to understand each other
CHALLENGE: Dominate the field, surrounding and eating the opponent’s pieces
Professional Field: 19 x 19
Wooden pieces with box
Open Goban dimensions: 32x32x3 cm
Close Goban dimensions: 32x16x6 cm