Dark Cherry Veneer Folding Go Game Set
Brand: Yellow Mountain Imports
This beautiful yet economical full-sized foldable Go board comes with a set of double convex Go stones. The stones and felt trays fit nicely inside for easy storage.
The Go stones are made from melamine, an exceptionally durable compound commonly used when strength is essential, such as kitchen counters and industrial applications. These are excellent stones to use in an environment where the stones will be put to constant, hard use. Like Yunzi stones, they have a satisfying heft and snap to them.
- One 0.8" (20mm) thick dark cherry veneer table board (goban).
- Board is Japanese standard size (21.5mm x 23mm grids) and measures 18.9" x 17.7" x 0.8" (480mm x 450mm x 20mm). Playing field is 19x19.
- 181 black and 180 white Melamine stones. 8.8mm (Size 32) double convex stones measure 8.8mm tall and 21.5mm wide (approximately 0.35" x 0.85").
- Booklet on how to play go, "The Way to Go", by Karl Baker.
Elegant and well made.
I bought this for my beginner sister. The lines are nice and the gold color doesnt clash with the red veneer. A really nice board for a small apartment but too nice/heavy for travel. The stones feel nice and make a good crisp sound.
Excellent Board and Excellent Service
I was looking for a board that was nice on the eyes and sturdy, and the board has gone above my expectations. It's made of fairly heavy wood, and the boxes included are nicely made. Though I would have possibly liked a cover of some sort. The finish is quite nice that makes playing games easier on the eyes with the gold-colored lines being a favorite feature. The only possible fear I might have is the locking mechanism which I have seen on other boards. The previous board I had was susceptible to small bits of damage, but it was nothing major. This is also the first regulation size board I have had, and it might end up larger than you expect. It does make placing stones that much easier though. Overall, I can say I am happy with the purchase, and it is a good mix of quality and price. You may not wish to make it your first go board if you are trying out the game, but if you know you like the game and want an upgrade, I think this is a perfect fit. On the service side of things, I can say that everything went without a hitch, and it makes me likely to buy from Yellow Mountain Imports again. They shipped quickly, and it arrived quite fast. I wish there was more to say, but I think that's a good sign that they have a tight operation at the company. You can expect timely service, which I have noticed isn't always the case, even with larger companies.
Great item. Shipped fast. Good quality.