Friday, June 03, 2005

Cheap go set for 9x9 and 13x13 games

I made a cheap goban using glass half-convex stones from San Francisco's Chinatown ($4), a couple of jewel boxes from Michael's craft store ($6) and printouts from Ben Damm's website.

These will suffice for studying tactics but I probably will need a real 19x19 goban soon.


At 11:48 AM, May 31, 2007, Anonymous Jared Hayter said...

Can you tell me what kinds of stores you can buy go stones in? I live in an area with several Chinese groceries and although I have seen xiangqi sets for sale I have never seen go stones. I don't know what kind of stores sell them.

At 12:28 PM, May 31, 2007, Blogger ChiyoDad said...

I found these stones in the touristy gift shops of San Francisco's Chinatown; places where they sell all sorts of knick knacks.

You may also have luck in Chinese bookstores. I've visited two outside of Chinatown and both carried weiqi sets.

You may want to also check if there are any Korean grocery stores in you area. These stores are usually a combination grocery, hardware, gift, and department store. The larger ones in the San Francisco Bay Area carry inexpensive Go (Baduk in Korea) equipment.

At 4:14 PM, June 01, 2007, Anonymous Jared Hayter said...

Thanks for the reply. Chinese bookstores will be a little harder to find but I'll see what I can find in the yellow pages. There is a Han Ah Reum Korean supermarket not far from where I live. I know that's a chain so you may also have them in the bay area (I'm in NJ). I'll take a look around there on your advice.


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