Shin Kaya 1.6-Inch Reversible 19x19 / 13x13 Go Game Board (Goban)


Master and enjoy one of the world's oldest strategy games on this reversible Japanese standard size Shin Kaya Go game board with 19x19 and 13x13 playing fields.

  • TWO PLAYING FIELDS: This reversible board has 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
  • SHIN KAYA GO BOARD: Shin Kaya is valued for the resonating sound it creates when the stone hits the wood, its soft touch, beautiful grain patterns, color, shine, and even fragrance; Our shin kaya comes from Tibetan spruce wood of the Yunnan province in southern China
  • JAPANESE STANDARD SIZE: The board measures 18.1 x 16.9 x 1.6 inches (46 x 43 x 4 centimeters) with Japanese standard size grids of 21.5 x 23 millimeters; It weighs 4.6kg (10.14lbs); Go stones and bowls are not included
  • THE WAY TO GO: Included is Karl Baker's beginner classic booklet explaining the essential rules and strategies of Go.

Item YN-TS015-A
UPC 810989024207

Customer Reviews

Based on 23 reviews
Bruce B
Elevates Go Game

Placing Go stones on the wood board elevates the game compared to using a flexible mat. The wood board arrived as scheduled superbly protected from shipping damage in an elegant carry case. It has replaced the chess board on my living room game table

Patrick Durcinka
Go Board

Received the board in perfect condition and it is beautiful.

Dexter Palmer
Great board

Got this one to replace an older, thinner folding board that warped. No defects; securely packaged to prevent damage in transit; comes with a nice felt envelope of sorts for carrying. Made from several pieces of wood rather than a single one but for the price that's fine--you can see the different grain patterns but you can't tell by running your fingers over the board. I don't expect to want another board for a long time, if ever.

Timothy Shands
Very nice

Like weight, color, and finish. Very nice board!

Yohan Park
You can't get a better board for $100

For $100, the goban is amazing. The only downside is that the board I got was made with 5 pieces of wood which is somewhat expected for the price. Also, the goban looks like it's thicker than 1.6 inches, 2-2.4 inches?