Bamboo 0.8" Etched Go Table Board Goban
Brand: Yellow Mountain Imports
This striking Go board is made out of solid bamboo. It's a very elegant way to play Go, combining the strength and beauty of bamboo - a grass species with the tensile strength of iron - with the timeless game of Go, a game so complicated that it's been calculated there are more possible Go games than there are protons in the universe. This board is made of solid strips of bamboo, pressed together one layer at a time. The lines are engraved into the board. On the underside of this Chinese standard size 19x19 board is a 13x13 quick game board. The lines are engraved slightly into the board in the fashion of ancient Go boards.
- One 0.8" (20mm) thick solid strips bamboo table board (goban).
- Board is Chinese standard size (23mm x 25mm grids) and measures 18.5" x 17.3" x 0.8" (470mm x 440mm x 20mm). Etched playing field is reversible 19x19 and 13x13.
- Booklet on how to play go, "The Way to Go", by Karl Baker.
- Reviews (2)
Although I was a bit skeptical of how a bamboo Goban would look with its slight imperfections, it turns out they only add character. The board is absolutely beautiful (shines in light) and quite sturdy. I’m not sure why the pictures on the site are so bright now (the Goban is not that bright, more of a golden-tan), so keep that in mind. Overall, I give it a solid five stars!
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