This Go board is made from high quality wood veneer to match the golden-tinged Kaya tree of which the very best Gobans are made. The board size does not require a large space on which to play. The surface features 19 horizontal and 19 vertical lines that form 361 points of intersection with 324 squares. Comes with white and black plastic stones. Go, an ancient game of Chinese origin, rewards patience and concentration. The shifting balance of territory and power can unnerve even the most disciplined and intellectual player. Like martial arts, Go is an exercise in concentration, balance, and discipline. Go can be learned in minutes, but it can take a lifetime to master. The large board and lack of restrictions allows great scope in strategy and expression of players' individuality. The object of the two-player game is to gain control of territories by alternately placing black or white stones strategically across a large ruled board. While it is easy to learn, this game of beauty and intellectual challenge provides hours of entertainment for players.