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Welcome to the world of Go

Go is one of the world's great strategy board games and originated over 3,000 years ago in China. It is part of popular culture today in Japan, China and Korea, and known as Igo, Weiqi or Baduk respectively 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.

About the British Go Association

We are a voluntary organisation promoting Go in the UK.

We belong to the European Go Federation and the International Go Federation and work closely with the English Bridge Union and the English Chess Federation. Follow us
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Last updated Thu Jan 14 2016. If you have any comments, please email the webmaster on web-master AT britgo DOT org.