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What is Go?

Go is a strategy board game with simple rules.


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A two-player strategy board game where the objective is to control more territory on a 19 x 19 grid board.

Players take turns placing black or white stones on the intersections of the grid. Stones can capture opponent's stones by surrounding them horizontally and vertically. The player with the most territory and captured stones at the end of the game wins. Go is known for its simplicity of rules but deep strategic complexity.

Why learn Go?

Go has many benefits in a modern, fast-paced society.

Learning Go increases attention span by requiring players to think several moves ahead, fostering the ability to maintain focus for extended periods, a skill that translates well into other aspects of life, including work and study.