Points Of Interest: The Interactive Way To Go

1 03 2011

Go is one of the world’s oldest and best-known boardgames – at least in East Asia. Known under the names, wei qi and baduk in China and in Korea, the Japanese name for it has become the best-known for it it; this is mostly because of the anime series Hikaru no Go which popularized the sport a lot when it came out in the late 90’s.

Anyway, I myself am enthusiast of this ancient game. It’s a very strategic game with deep gameplay behind it – and the rules are pretty simple. Anyone can find them out with a simple search on the Internet. The problem is that sometimes it’s difficult to get a foot in the door and find actually get a feel of the rules. As every gamer knows, you really can’t grok rules until you see solid examples.  Thankfully, the Internet is here to save the day! Hiroki Mori’s The Interactive Way to Go is a great introduction to the game, with solid example and simple problems to give any interested person a grounding in the game. Plus, it’s all free!

So, if you want to get into Go, there’s no better place to start.




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