Suits: 14 yo and up.
For 2 players.
Go is the only board game left at which computers can't beat humans. Around 1000 BC, this game was one of the three highest art forms of China along with philosophy. Subsequently the game was adopted by the Japanese, who called it Igo. Hence the western name Go.
The game is a territorial strategy game for two players. The object is to place Go Stones on the board to hem in your opponent, and maximise territory. This is the game you may have heard described as easy to learn but hard to master.
GO is an ancient Chinese board game often compared to chess. The game involves strategic opening sequences with your Go stones on a wooden Go board.It originated in China more than 4000 years ago. But it was the Japanese who perfected it and made Go a great strategic skill game. For thousands of years, everyone from the working classes to royalty played Go, making it the national pastime. The object of Go is to gain control of territories and capture your opponents stones. This deluxe edition by Hansen features a 300 x 300mm solid wooden board with the classic 19 x 19 square layout, authentic black and white movers (stones) and instruction booklet.
If you like the classics, pay attention to Go - it hasn't gone out of style in 3,000 years.
WARNING: CHOKING HAZARD! Small parts. Not intended for children under 3 yrs.