Go in Culture and History

The game of Go has featured from time to time in popular culture, particularly in Japan where it appears in Manga and Anime (respectively comics and animations). In Western culture there are quite a number of examples in both novels and films and TV programmes.

Chess players can find that some of their Chess skills enable them to pick up Go quickly – also that some concepts need to be discarded. The section on Chess and Go compares the underlying ideas and applicable skills.

The section More on the rules is not important for practical play and beginners should avoid it. It is mostly about international variations in obscure positions.

The section on World History summarises activity in Britain and across the world as well as showing the many Go-related artefacts in British museums.

Finally there is FAQ and ‘Other Stuff’ for even less Frequently Asked Questions.

Last updated Thu Sep 21 2017. If you have any comments, please email the webmaster on web-master AT britgo DOT org.