Dark Cherry Pattern 0.8-Inch Folding Go Game Set Board with Double Convex Melamine Stones
Master and enjoy this 4,000-year-old "control and capture" Go game on a 0.8-inch folding wooden board with dark cherry pattern surface and double convex stones.
- Dark Cherry Pattern Board with Gold Accents: This two-toned wooden Go board is crafted with dark cherry veneer, folds in half for storage and comes with 19x19 Chinese standard gold-colored grids (22 x 23 millimeter); Board measures 18.74 x 17.56 x 0.79 inch (47.6 x 44.6 x 2 centimeters)
- Double Convex Stones: 181 black and 180 white size 32 Go stones made from durable melamine are included in the set; Each stone measures 8.8 x 22-millimeter (approximately 0.35 x 0.87 inch)
- The Way to Go: The set comes with Karl Baker's beginner classic booklet explaining the essential rules and strategies of Go
Good. Exactly as shown and described. Three relatively minor issues: 1) Stone size is fine, but they're too slippery, which is less than ideal on a portable set. I'm going to see if there's some solution I could put them in to roughen up the surfaces a little. They may not be as pretty afterward, but function is most important. 2) Catch is too weak. Unfortunately there's not much holding the stones in place when it come undone during transport. I'm planning to replace the catch, which at least will be easy. 3) The board is stained rosewood, which especially in a portable board means it tends to wear off at the edges, showing the lighter underlying color. That was as expected, though. If at some point I decide I care enough, the worn edges and any scratches on the board surface can be camouflaged (carefully!) with a permanent marker. This raises a related point, which is that since YMI doesn't currently offer another wood folding board it would be better to have this in the more usual blond finish instead.
This item is an extremely fine quality. The wood is smooth and aesthetically pleasing, with very crisp and lovely detailing on the grid. The stones are perfect for all hand sizes and the included trays make set up easy. The clasp is a little small for the size but a bag will help reduce risk of accidental spillage. Absolutely a good investment for a coffee table board game.
Board shipped within a day or two and arrived less then a week. Was boxed very well and arrived in perfect condition and looks great and is an amazing board for someone looking to get there first board and stones for play at home and travel.
Do not buy this board. The first one I ordered, the wood started warping within a matter of months to the point where it is almost unusable. Upon ordering another, the board arrived already partially warped and I expect it will only worsen like the first did. Spend your money elsewhere on a board that will not deform.
Hello Colter, We read your product review and we're sorry to hear that there was an issue with the board you received. If you could please kindly contact us directly via email, that will help us considerably in investigating and resolving your concern. We understand this is an inconvenience and want to make things right with you. Sincerely, Candice Customer Support Team
I wanted to buy from a provider that wasn't amazon so I searched for someone that produces in the US and ordered from their personal website. I was pretty upset when my product was delivered in an Amazon box. I'm trying to not support that atrocious monstrosity of a company. I'll fix the stars if you take your item off of Amazon.
Hello Christian, We read your product review and we're sorry to hear that there was an issue with the order you received. If you could please kindly contact us and provide a picture of the problem, that will help us considerably in investigating and resolving your concern. We understand this is an inconvenience and want to make things right with you. Sincerely, MARY