The 2 lidded cases contain black and white Go-ishi stones; measuring a thickness of 5/16" (0.9 cm) by 7/8" (2.2 cm) diameter. They are in very good gently used condition showing minimal wear consistent with age and use.The cases have been used and well maintained. They have a beautiful grain pattern and are in very good vintage condition showing signs of wear, particularly on the bottom. The bowls measure approximately 6.25 (15.875 cm) diameter x 3.5 (9 cm) high. To most western players, the game of Go is an enigma. Invented in China 4,000 years ago, it has no proper analogue in the West. Its like chess, but endlessly more complex. Focused more upon territory control and less about capturing the opponents pieces, there are between 150-250 valid moves a player could make on any turn. For chess, this number never climbs above 37. It is said there have never been two identical games of Go, and there does not yet exist a computer program that can reliably beat Go experts - let alone the masters.
Despite this, Go is surprisingly easy to learn. There are only two rules: 1.
Every piece that remains on the board must have at least one open point (called a "liberty") directly next to it, and 2. Players are not allowed to make a move that would return the game to a previous position. We ask that you carefully review the photos as they tell so much more than we can articulate; and that you zoom in for a closer look at any and all condition issues. As always, we thank you for taking a moment to consider this piece.
The item "Korean Thick Wood Baduk Go Game Board Goban Carved Wooden Legs + Go-Ishi Stones" is in sale since Thursday, April 4, 2019. This item is in the category "Antiques\Asian Antiques\Japan\Other Japanese Antiques". The seller is "topleus2014" and is located in Renton, Washington. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, China, Sweden, South Korea, Indonesia, Taiwan, South africa, Thailand, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Bahamas, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Saudi arabia, United arab emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa rica, Panama, Trinidad and tobago, Guatemala, Honduras, Jamaica, Antigua and barbuda, Aruba, Belize, Dominica, Grenada, Saint kitts and nevis, Saint lucia, Montserrat, Turks and caicos islands, Barbados, Bangladesh, Bermuda, Brunei darussalam, Bolivia, Ecuador, Egypt, French guiana, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Iceland, Jersey, Jordan, Cambodia, Cayman islands, Liechtenstein, Sri lanka, Luxembourg, Monaco, Macao, Martinique, Maldives, Nicaragua, Oman, Peru, Pakistan, Paraguay, Reunion, Viet nam, Uruguay, Ukraine.