Tips On Playing The Board Game Go

If you are familiar with the Go board game and want to try it, you must be acquainted with the rules and mechanics. You probably watched Rebecca Zamolo on her Youtube channel playing the board game Go, and that got your interest in playing too. If you want to get started learning how to play and beating your friends in this board game, then you came to the right place. Listed below are some tips on how you can master this board game.

The basics
Go is generally played out on a 19×19 game board. The game board should feature a total of 9 designated points. These designated points are generally known as “star points”. They act as guide points in addition to markers in which the handicap gems are put if you are playing a handicapped game.
The pieces that are used for playing are lens shaped, colored black and white. They are referred to as stones. Black begins the game with 181 pieces while White will start the game with 180 pieces. The entirety of 361 pieces matches to the amount of intersections within the normal 19×19 go playing board.
The pieces are generally maintained in wood made containers beside the game board.
How to play Go

The playing board is vacant when starting the game. An individual player will take the dark-colored pieces, while the other one plays with the white colored pieces. The person playing with the black pieces will move first, alternating turns with the white player.


A “move” is done when a player put down a piece on any intersection. Both players can put any piece on any intersection on the board, as long as it is vacant. When a stone is played on the board, it cannot be taken unless it is captured.

Dawn

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Dawn Malicdem is a graduate of AB Communication Arts in De La Salle University. She is a media enthusiast, journalist and a photographer. She also plays golf during her free time.