Dark Cherry Veneer 0.6-Inch Reversible Go Game Set Board with Single Convex Melamine Stones and Jujube Bowls
Immerse yourself in this strategy game played for over two millennia! Play the battle of wits and territory on this handsome Go game set.
- 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 elegant, rich dark Cherry veneer board measures 18.9 x 17.76 x 0.6 inch (48 x 45.1 x 1.5 centimeters) with Chinese standard size grids of 22 x 23.5 millimeters
- Single Convex Stones: Melamine is an exceptionally durable compound; These are excellent stones to use in an environment where the stones will be put to constant, hard use; They have a satisfying heft and snap to them; 181 black and 180 white 22-millimeter (Size 3) single convex stones included; Each stone measures 5.7 x 22-millimeter (approximately 0.22 x 0.86 inch)
- Set of 2 Wild Jujube Bowls: Also known as Chinese date wood, jujube is a hard and sturdy species; Each deep, natural grained bowl measures 5.9 x 3.9 inches (1.5 x 10 centimeters); Securing bowl straps and a vinyl carrying case are also included
- The Way to Go: Included is Karl Baker's beginner classic booklet explaining the essential rules and strategies of Go
I purchased this set to replace a previous bamboo board that had severely warped (I don't live in a hermetically sealed environment, it seems). The board is of good quality, quite elegant for a table board, free of obvious defects and well inscribed. It is as dark in color as it appears in the product photos and video (I would have preferred a more traditional color, but couldn't find a non-bamboo board of good quality with the Chinese grid - hint). The bowls are attractive and functional; the carrying bag is also functional, if a bit too roomy for the bowls; the stones are fine if you'll settle for plastic. Packaging was outstanding and the set arrived without transportation damage. Inclusion of a felt coverlet for the board would have been a welcome addition. In all, a very good value.
Product came on time, and quality was very good for the price. Some small flecks of paint were the only blemish
I received my items in a timely manner, as best as you can expect in these times, and am absolutely in love with my board. I try to play as often as I can and bring it on extended outings.