Go is one of the world's great strategy board games and originated over 3000 years ago in China. It is part of popular culture today in Japan, China and Korea, and known as Igo, Weiqi or Baduk in these countries.
Go is a game for two players with just a few simple rules that is fun for all ages. You start with an empty board and then place pieces alternately, vying to map out more territory. However, if you overstretch, your pieces can be captured and taken off the board.
Go has a simple handicapping system that allows level play between players of widely different strengths and Go's deep strategy means that it has still not been mastered by computers, unlike other board games! So Go provides almost limitless possibilities. Use the links on the left to find out more.
The British Go Association is a voluntary organisation promoting Go in the UK.
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