Goban Go Board Shell & Slate Tiles Japanese Floor #1989

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  • Item Category: Toys, Dolls, Games & Puzzles
  • Source: eBay
  • Sold Date: Apr 28, 2009
  • Channel: Auction House

Japanese Goban Go Board with 18 x 18 squares. Wooden with clearly defined squares. Complete with 182 white tiles (with some stripes) and 182 black tiles in separate wooden cannisters with lids. I have sought out several opinions and we believe the white tiles to be shell and the black tiles to be slate. Floor board with legs. The top of the board measures 42cm x 45cm. It is is 15cm thick. It measures 28cm from the top of the board to the bottom of the legs. How to play instructions are available at . Please click on the photos for a close-up of the items.

The Go board, called the goban 碁盤 in Japanese , is the playing surface on which to place the stones. The standard board is marked with a 19x19 lined grid. Other smaller boards include a 13x13 grid and a 9x9 grid used for shorter games often used to teach beginners. Some 19x19 boards have a 13x13 grid on the reverse side. 17x17 was used in historical times. Chinese boards are generally square; Japanese and Korean boards are slightly longer than wide, so that they appear square when viewed from a normal playing position. In Asian go parlors, the tables are slightly lower than the typical game table so that the players can see the position more clearly.

The Go board, called the goban 碁盤 in Japanese , is the playing surface on which to place the stones. The standard board
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