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How do you play "GO"?

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    MegaXiaolinBell

    [1]Nov 8, 2005
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    How do you play Go? I just started the Manga and I can't figure it out. Please explain.
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    SPDShadowRanger

    [2]Nov 18, 2005
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    I'm with you. I love the manga, but I don't understand Go.
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    X-626

    [3]Nov 23, 2005
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    It's kind of hard to explain.

    You pretty much try to gain territory by surrounding areas with stones, and capturing other stones helps in the process. Try searhing for it online or pick up a Go book.
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    MegaXiaolinBell

    [4]Nov 23, 2005
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    Where can I get a GO Book?
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    X-626

    [5]Nov 26, 2005
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    Online, or at a book store like Barnes & Nobles or Borders. Both of the places around here have a few.
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    lazlodude7

    [6]Dec 16, 2005
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    or you can order the january 2004 issue of shonen jump and it will have a how to play section in it either before or after the manga.
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    Dragold

    [7]Dec 16, 2005
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    Umm, im in the lower kyu ranks but I play well, so I'll give all you guys some basics. I quit alrdy cuz I have another passion

    The first thing is that there are all points on a board (361 to be exact) the 'points' are the intersections of lines) If you make a square or any shape that is polygon on the board using stones...then the number of points (intersections of lines) inside the shape, are the number of points you have. For example (A bad drawing):

    ....... (the number of intersections in this shape is 10.
    .+++++. Therefore the person who placed the stones on here
    .+++++. gets 10 points. When the game ends the person who
    ....... has the most points wins)

    Better drawings arent available...sorry but to learn more then go to http://www.usgo.org
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    SPDShadowRanger

    [8]Dec 25, 2005
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    lazlodude7 wrote:
    or you can order the january 2004 issue of shonen jump and it will have a how to play section in it either before or after the manga.


    I have that Issue!
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    yuzuki_karen

    [9]Jun 4, 2006
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    If you understand how to play Go(or Goban), then go to www.iGoserver.com to play other players around our age!
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    Atlantean22

    [10]Jul 15, 2006
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    You can find how to play Go a little bit here: www.freewebs.com/gameofgo. This is my website, and it's all about Go.
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    YoshiAngemon85

    [11]Jul 17, 2006
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    That's good and all, but I should wonder this: Where can I actually buy stuff to play the game, other than online?

    Actually, I found out that there are some stores that sell the game of Go, in boxed form, like Target.

    Edited on 07/17/2006 10:15am
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    X-626

    [12]Jul 17, 2006
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    I have a flat ordinary Go board, and a nifty foldable one in a very nice wooden case. Normally it sold for about $200-$250, but I got it on sale for about $50. You can buy them many places. Some games stores have them (that's where I got both of mine).
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    YoshiAngemon85

    [13]Jul 17, 2006
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    Maybe I'll just make one out of a cheap wood that can be bought at Home Depot. Either that or we can all gather many people, and have them write to Konami, and have them make a Hikaru no Go game for either the Nintendo DS or the Nintendo Wii that will have compatability with the Wi-Fi Connection, so we can play Go online, and it'll have options where you get to earn special avatars by beating In-Game Opponents in Story Mode! If I were Coconut Fred, this is the part where everybody actually does it, because whatever Fred wishes for, it actually comes true!
    Edited on 07/17/2006 1:34pm
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    Kametsou

    [14]Jul 20, 2006
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    I understand Go, but I don't know how to play. For those who have no clue what's going on, I don't blame you. It's very confusing.

    The best way to describe it is by saying that you must surround your opponent's piece with your pieces (that's how you capture your opponent's piece).
    Edited on 07/20/2006 7:54am
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    billybones116

    [15]Jul 24, 2006
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    Here is a good way to start learning:
    http://playgo.to/interactive/

    When learning it is best to take it one step at a time.  The basic rules are simple, but the strategy is endless.

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    lost_prophet1

    [16]Jul 30, 2006
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    MegaXiaolinBell wrote:
    Where can I get a GO Book?

    you can get one at OMSI (Oregon Museum of Science and Industry) in their bookstore

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    vtommy

    [17]Jan 4, 2007
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    Um.. At scoring what do you do with the prisoners? do you add the number of prisoners to your points (+Territory) or subtract the amount to your oponents points(Territory). What if you have a big amnt. of prisoners will your opponent get a negative score?
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    madmonkey7

    [18]Jan 4, 2007
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    hey X-626, i was wondering where u got ur GO board. I know u said a game store, but do u mean places like Toys R us, or what?????? If not, can you tell me the name of the store? PM me, or just post it here if ur aloud... please.
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    X-626

    [19]Jan 8, 2007
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    I got it at a small game store at a local mall. It closed down though, and it wasn't a major industry store or something like that.
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    anthonykomonski

    [20]Jan 12, 2007
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    I think my school library had a book about Go.
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