In our effort to bring you quality at a reasonable price, we have rejected various cheap and nasty boards and refused to sell a more expensive Japanese board that just didn't seem to be up to it. The following boards have a nice feel and are great for day-to-day use.
This is our standard full-size wooden board with a 13 x 13 grid marked out on the reverse (for quick games). The first board is one-piece - pictured here with Glass stones (not included). The second version has a strong magnetic join for easy storage. The join barely visible when the sides are brought together. Both versions are wooden with a veneered surface.
NOTE: Customers wishing to order the magnetic board with glass Go stones - please refer to our Go sets page where you can order the same thing as part of a set for a cheaper price.
Go Board - Wooden
Go Board - Wooden with magnetic join
As with all genuine Go boards, the 19 x 19 grid is slightly longer than wider. Dimensions are 45.5 x 42.3 x 3.6cm. Size of grid is around 394 x 425mm. Solid wood with a beechwood veneer.
Pictured with genuine slate and clamshell stones.
Go Table Board - 36mm wooden
The first board is made from solid chunks of Shin Kaya (Alaskan Spruce), generally accepted as one of the very best woods for Go equipment. The joins are virtually invisible on the playing surface.
The second is made from solid pieces of beautiful Hiba (Yellow Cedar) wood which initially exudes a strong cedarwood smell. These days, Hiba wood is second only to genuine Kaya in terms of its standing for Go boards and it would be hard to obtain a higher quality board than this one. The joins are virtually invisible on the playing surface.
Note - please do not confuse 'Shin Kaya' with 'Kaya' wood. Kaya is the traditional best quality timber for Go equipment but Kaya prices are astonomical.
Go Table Board - 6cm Shin Kaya
Go Table Board - 6cm Yellow Cedarwood