Dark Cherry Pattern 0.8-Inch Folding Go Game Set Board with Double Convex Melamine Stones
Master and enjoy this 2,500-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 with gold colored grids; It easily folds in half for compact storage
- 19 X 19 Playing Field: Comes with 19x19 Chinese standard size grids of 22 x 23 millimeter for standard gameplay; 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 28 Go stones made from durable melamine are included in the set; Each stone measures 7.5 x 21 millimeters (approximately 0.30 x 0.83 inch)
- Felt Lined Storage: Inside the board are organizational sections with felt-covered containers for the stones; Decorative metal clasps keep the board securely locked after play
- The Way To Go: The set comes with Karl Baker's beginner classic booklet explaining the essential rules and strategies of Go
The package the board came in said it all - this board is quality. It arrived in a well protected foam box within an outer box for extra care. The board has a smooth finish and has weight to it, indicating it is not cheap wood. The stones also feel like quality. Definitely would buy again from Yellow Mountain and will recommend to friends
The Go board arrived promptly and in excellent condition. I am very satisfied with it and am happy that companies like YMI exist to provide such high quality game products.
Asked for this for my birthday & rec'd as a gift from my kids. Love the case & stones.
One suggestion: we have limited storage, so took it out of the box to keep. But, the instruction booklet doesn't quite fit in a stone tray, so if you try to keep it with it, the cover doesn't fully lie flat. I managed to cut off the top and bottom of book and rotated in one direction it then fits the tray (just barely). However, it's kind of a hack job to cut that booklet - would be nice if it came with materials that fit in the trays from the get-go (i.e., would be nice if the instruction booklet was factory cut to fit the tray).
A very good board. The color is beautiful, and it is easy to travel with. The felt lining on the trays and inside keep the trays within stable and stop them from slipping. However, the pieces themselves are a bit slippery. Additionally, while the color is pretty, I can see it being an issue since this is a board meant to travel. A regular blond color would work better, but this is still great. The clasp is very weak, which is a shame, but it will be easy to install a stronger one if that's a worry. I believe there should be a handle on the clasp side to help with carrying, which I may try to install myself. Overall, this is a great board for anyone looking for a first or portable set. Highly recommend!
The product was in excellent condition when it arrived. And I was very pleased with the quick delivery. Everything was well worth the money spent.