Bamboo 2-Inch Reversible 19x19 / 13x13 Go Game Set Board with 9.2mm Double Convex Yunzi Stones and Bamboo Bowls
Play, practice or teach Go on a traditional 2-Inch Bamboo Go Board set with reversible 19x19/13x13 grids. Includes full-sized double convex Yunzi stones.
- Reversible Go Board (Goban): 19x19 playing field on one side and 13x13 on the other; The 19x19 is for standard gameplay, while the 13x13 is great for learning rules and fundamentals and for quick games; The board measures 18.5 x 17.4 x 2 inches (47 x 44.2 x 5 centimeters) with Chinese standard size grids of 22 x 23.5 millimeters
- Bamboo Board: This board is made of solid strips of bamboo, pressed together one layer at a time; Not only is bamboo beautiful, but it is also durable, environmentally friendly and sustainable; Wood grain may vary slightly from photos; A protective felt sleeve is included with the board
- Double Convex Stones: Yunzi stones have been made for almost a thousand years from the Yunnan Province in southern China; They're beautiful to look at, carry a nice heavy feel, and possess excellent 'snap' qualities; Also, they are the official stones of all professional Chinese Weiqi (Go) tournaments; Each stone measures 9.2 x 21 millimeters (about 0.36 x 0.83 inch)
- Set Of 2 Bamboo Bowls: Each bowl measures 5.83 x 5.83 x 4.3 inches (14.8 x 14.8 x10.9 centimeters); Securing bowl straps with hook and loop fasteners accompany the bowls to keep the lids secure during storage and transport; A vinyl carrying case for the bowls is also included
- The Way To Go: Included is Karl Baker's beginner classic booklet explaining the essential rules and strategies of Go
The yunzi stones are great, what professional Chinese Go players use. The board is as good as bamboo gets, looks attractive and feels solid. Best value for a beginner set and then if you get better in the future just upgrade to a wood board.
An absolute delight to play on. It feels good and looks so beautiful.
Go set arrived in timely manner in quality box/packaging. And I love the product! I wasn't sure about it at first, never having seen a bamboo Go set. But it looks just so great, with such an interesting pattern to the multi-layer board and the very high-quality bowls that go with it. So, I'm so glad I chose this one to buy.
The pieces are a bit dusty, because it's made of stone, so they're protected. And everything is good.
This is my first full size Go set and I'm very pleased with it. It was packaged well and shipped quickly. The stones are lovely and I like the design of the bamboo for the board and bowls. The board is about 14.5lbs. and each bowl full of stones is 3.5lbs. Although it's not a portable set, I really appreciate the case and sleeve for the bowls and goban, which makes storage and travel a lot easier. My stones came with some white powder on them (which I know is on purpose), so I did wash and oil them. It came with a few extra stones of each color, in case any were damaged. The lids are deep enough to hold plenty of stones. There were a few minor scratches on the sides of the goban, but I love this set so much, it doesn't dissuade me from giving a 5-star rating. I'm going to enjoy many games on this set!