Go is a strategic board game for two players. It is also called Baduk in Korea and Weiqi in China. There are over 100 million Go players worldwide. Most of them come from East Asia, but the game is gaining popularity in Western countries. The simplicity of its rules, the infinity of game variations and the great fun are reasons for the rising popoularity of Go!
How do I play Go?
The game is played by two players who alternately place black and white stones on the vacant intersections of a grid of 19×19 lines (19x19= 361 intersections) painted on a piece of wood. The playing field can also consist of 13x13 or 9x9 intersections. A regular game lasts between 60 and 90 minutes, accordingly less on a smaller field
The objective of the game is to control a larger portion of the board than the opponent and catch the opponents stones. Go fascinates people anywhere in the world because it excites beginners and professionals likewise: One learns the basic rules within 5 minutes and everybody can do it. However, there is a huge variety of game variations and possible strategies are as manifold as complex. Professional players try to improve their style and skills throughout for years and decades.
For a detailed game description, including its rules, strategies and history, please refer to the following link: GO_description.pdf