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Do you remember that amazing movie “A Beautiful Mind”? It was about an amazing mathmagician John Nash, who was extraordinarily brilliant and living with a mental illness. If you watched that movie you can easily recall that amazing scene when on a bright and shiny day, John is challenged by his course-mate Hansen to play a game of Go. Unexpectedly the amazing John loses that game to Hansen and routs from the scene. On Go sets, this is a normal occurrence; a very brilliant person might lose the game to an ordinary person. A wooden Go set might be even more unpredictable than life itself.

If you are a Go fanatic, it might be even a news for you that this amazing game has a history of over 3,000 years. Go has a history in Europe, especially in the UK. It became a necessary part of the oriental culture and there were a lot of people in the history who had an obsession with this game: an obsession which can only be compared with that for chess. Go boards are not only seen in the clubs and other public places in Europe, but this amazing game has millions of fans in Fareast: especially in China, Korea and Japan.

The schools and educational institutes in the UK have Go clubs, and Go sets UK are widely bought for the students who love this game. A luxury Go set with marble pieces can be often seen in clubs, parks and cafeterias. People even love to buy Go sets online and they play Go on weekends with family as well as friends. There is a regular UK Go Challenge for Schools in which students participate and win prizes. However, it is not easy to learn how to play Go; it is one of the things which you learn by doing them.

When it comes to the material, Go is perhaps the simplest board game. All you need is a 19 x 19 wooden board with 181 round black stones and 180 round white stones. Some players prefer to play with the equal number of black and white stones. In the beginning Go sets included the stones, although the Go pieces are still called stones, they come in a very diverse variety. Today Go boards are available with plastic stones, porcelain stones, glass stones, slate and clamshell stones and the marble stones.

Although Go is largely played on wooden board, some people prefer magnetic Go sets, and they get the stones with magnets to avoid any interruption with their game. Apart from the wooden Go board, people love the plastic, paper or fabric boards which can be rolled and easily carried to any place. These smart variations make it possible for Go lovers to keep the 3,000 years’ old love alive. The Staunton Go set is very popular among Go lovers, and the reason is smart design, affordable price and the fun which Go carries wherever it goes. So if you are missing fun on weekends, perhaps it is Go time.

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