Bamboo 0.8" Reversible 19x19 / 13x13 Go Game Set Board with Single Convex Yunzi Stones and Bamboo Bowls
Play, master, and enjoy one of the world's oldest strategy games on a 19x19/13x13 bamboo board with genuine single convex Yunzi stones and bamboo bowls.
- Reversible Go Board (Goban): The 19x19 side is for standard gameplay, while the 13x13 is great for learning rules and fundamentals and for quick games; The 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, sturdiness, and sustainability; Wood grain may vary slightly from photos; A protective felt sleeve is included with the board
- Single Convex Stones: Yunzi stones have been traditionally made for almost a thousand years from the Yunnan Province in southern China; They're also the official stones of all professional Chinese Weiqi (Go) tournaments; These single-convex stones produce a louder 'snap' from the flat side when played on the board and can be flipped over for playing out variations when reviewing a game; Each size 3 stone measures 5.7 x 22 millimeters (about 0.22 x 0.86 inch)
- Solid Bamboo Go Bowls, "Gosu": The natural bamboo wood bowls include securing straps and carrying bag for easy storage and transport
- The Way to Go: Included is Karl Baker's beginner classic booklet explaining the essential rules and strategies of Go
Just received this item I've bought if off eBay's YMI store. Got amazed about the extreme care put by the seller when packed it. It arrived in perfect condition, not even a single stone chipped (something I had been reading about somewhere else). Stones came in the usual excess, 194 white and 192 black, so plenty enough to replace any that may be lost or damage over time. Bamboo board and bowls are gorgeous and delicately finished. Truth be told, I've purchased the etched version of the 0.8" thick bamboo board, however, as it seems to be no longer available, I'd like to leave feedback on this pretty much the same item. Last, but not least, I'd like to express my appreciation and gratitude to the people at YMI who answered every email I've sent before deciding to purchase this product.
This set is of very high Quality and ascetically pleasing. It took a while to condition the stone but was worth the effort. The cover for the board is of good quality as is the carrying case for the stones. I would recommend this set to anyone serious about playing the ancient game of GO.