Bamboo 0.8-Inch Reversible 19x19 / 13x13 Go Game Set Board with Double Convex Melamine Stones and Bamboo Bowls
Play, study or teach Go on a classic 0.8-Inch Bamboo Go set with reversible grids. Includes a set of durable melamine stones and bamboo bowls.
- Reversible Go Board (Goban): 19x19 playing field on one side and 13x13 on the other; The 19x19 side is for standard gameplay, while the 13x13 is great for learning rules and fundamentals and for quick games; Board measures 18.6 x 17.4 x 0.8 inch (47.3 x 44.2 x 2 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; Bamboo is known for its beauty and durability; It's also environment-friendly and sustainable; Wood grain may vary slightly from photos; A protective felt sleeve is included with the board
- Double 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; The stones produce a satisfying heft and snap to them; Includes 181 black and 180 white size 33 stones each measuring 9 x 22-millimeter
- Solid Bamboo Go Bowls, "Gosu": The melamine Go stones are paired with natural bamboo wood bowls that measure 5.83 x 4.3 inches (14.8 x 10.9 centimeters); Bowls fit stones up to 9.2mm tall (Size 33); Securing straps and carrying bag are included so the bowls are easy to carry and store
- The Way to Go: Included is Karl Baker's beginner classic booklet explaining the essential rules and strategies of Go
Everything about this product exceeded our expectations. It's a beautiful board! Now I just need to get better at playing the game!
Bought this as a "beginner board" - was absolutely blown away by the quality and beauty of this set. Nearly flawless bamboo, beautiful bowls and double convex pieces that are oh so satisfying to play with. I don't see myself upgrading any time soon - but if you plan on using it as a decorative piece, you might spring for the 2" thick version. The accessory bag feels pretty cheap, but it does its job without problem. Overall fabulous set, I plan on using it for many years to come.
Overall, this has been a great purchase. The board is beautiful and comes in a nice felt slip and the bowls are very smooth and the tops fit perfectly (they come with velcro straps to keep the bowls closed during storage and transport and they also come with a nice carrying case as well); my only complaint is that some of the stones (approx 10 or less) have some slight discolorations or are not completely smooth on the edges. This is my first full sized board and stones set and overall I'm very happy.
I was very pleased with the overall shopping experience. Not only did my items come faster than expected, they were shipped with the safety of my items in mind. The box they came in was much bigger than I was expecting, but that was because they packed it so safely! Very pleased with my purchase, and I'll definitely be ordering again from here in the future.
Arrived quickly and the quality of everything is great.