Go Board Game

The Chinese Board Game Go

The board game GO is very much similar to the game of chess and the main motive is to preside over the space in the board. This game involves lot of power struggle like that of chess in most aspects however the playing tools used in the game of GO have equal powers and are simplistic.

Playing The Go Board Game

The board game GO is a strategic and unique board game which involves two players who contest against each other. This game is known by different names in different countries. In Japan it is called “igo”, in China it is known as “weiqi” or wei chi and in Korean this game is called “baduk”. The unique board game “GO” is well known for being very unique in the strategies involved and complexity of making the moves, though the rules are quite simple.

The main aim of the players in the Chinese board game Go is to control a major portion on the game board than those of their opponents. The board game GO is played by two players who selects the black and white playing pieces made of plastic or glass (earlier played with stones) and places them alternatively on the vacant intersection on the board with a grid of 19 by 19 lines. The game similar to chess, requires the players to capture and remove one playing piece or group of playing pieces when their opponents has no empty intersections to place their moves. The player who is able to capture all the grid positions of the opponent player wins.

The players need to place the playing pieces close together which help to hold each other and minimize the possibilities of capture. Placing the playing pieces far apart may also have the good chances of maintain the influence on the more grid positions on the board. The part of strategic planning of the game may be puzzling and may be difficult to find equilibrium between the two conflicting interests. The players struggle to dole out both offensive and defensive principles and select between calculated exigency and strategic plans.

Basic Origin Of Go

The GO board game originated for more than 2500 years in ancient China, and though it is unidentified as to who invented the game, it was already a favourite pastime, as referred in the Confucius Analects. The archaeological findings have proved that this board game was previously played on a board of 17 by 17 grid lines, but by the time this game spread out in Japan and Korea in the seventh century, the boards of 19 by 19 grids became standard all over.