New Box Style (Go; Board Game)

Price: $25.00

Quantity: 1 available

Condition: Near Fine

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Original Go board game in a green paper-covered box. This set includes a yellow painted board with black and white game pieces, or stones. Folds open with metal hinges and closes with a metal clasp. Box interior can hold stones, which are in two smaller boxes matching the design of the larger game box. "Made in Japan" printed on inside of board and on box. No date, circa 1950s. Box measures 4 1/2" x 9 1/4." Board measures 4" x 8 3/4" closed, 8" x 8 3/4" opened. Stones come loose; some may be missing. No instructions included. Board, boxes holding stones, and game pieces are virtually pristine and intact. Larger game box is very clean and intact but has slight age toning and darkening, a few tiny stains or marks on top, and slight wear to extremities. A Near Fine copy. Go (also, Weiqi or Weichi) is a strategy board game that originated in China about 2500 years ago. It is believed to be the oldest game that has been played continuously since its inception and is still played to this day. Players take turns by placing their pieces called stones on the game board. The stones traditionally come in black and white. The objective is to cover more territory than the opponent. Stones are captured when they are surrounded on all orthogonally adjacent points by the opponent's stones. The game continues until either player decides they are finished moving their stones.