Promotional Material

This page shows our printed promotional booklets, leaflets and other items. Most are available in electronic form, with printed material normally available free to Association volunteers doing outreach.

In other cases we may request a payment to cover our costs. If in doubt, ask our Secretary or President. We will look favourably on requests that help achieve our aims: “to promote interest in and the playing of the game of Go”.

Current stocks and stock holders can be seen here (restricted access). To obtain any of the items contact the stock holders directly or via our Secretary. BGA officers may also bring some stock to the tournaments they attend.

Style Guidelines

If you produce your own promotional material we'd appreciate you using the following guidelines, so that they fit in with the other items we've produced:

  • Use our strap line "A few simple rules, limitless possibilities ..." where appropriate
  • Banner and poster fonts are Gill Sans
  • Marketing documents use Gill Sans for the covers and Helvetica/Arial for headings/body text
  • If you need to use our logo in your literature or an article, please use one on this page and send us a copy of what you produce

Obsolete Items

Some obsolete and/or outdated items can be seen here (for example Red Go Flyer, Go Bookmark, Go CDROM, Canterbury 1992 Booklet).

Tri-fold LeafletBritish Go Association Flyer

Last revised in August 2022, following a major revision in May 2012, this is an introduction to Go and also to us, including a brief description of the rules and links to join the BGA. Also known as the Tri-fold Leaflet.

This is the ideal size to leave in racks, for example in libraries, or as a quick answer to “What’s that game?” queries. It's a single A4 sheet, folded in three. It is available in PDF format (2.5Mb).

Original document source can be downloaded here (zip file).

Cover of Play Go BookletPlay Go Booklet

An introduction to the background, history and how to play Go, as well as our Association. It is 20 pages in colour A5 format. Sometimes also called the Booklet.

Last revised in May 2016, which is a minor update to the third edition, published in August 2014; a 2020 edition is available in PDF format (4MB).
Printed Erata: OGS is
An online version starts here.

Cartoon Rules BookletCartoon rules booklet

Last revised in July 2014 this is an English translation of Andreas Fecke’s excellent German original, now using pass stones. It is a 16-page A6 booklet that uses cartoons to explain the rules of Go. Ideal for children. Also available as online pages and in PDF format (3.4MB).

A3/A4 Poster

Standard version and
Club/Tournament version - with white space for your message.

This can be used by clubs to advertise and promote meetings; organisers of tournaments and other events; or anywhere that promotional material is required.
You may also wish to look at some posters made by others

It's a single A3 or A4 sheet, with two options - one with white space for you to add your own wording and one without.
Full quality images (1.4Mb):

Roller Banner

Vertical roll-up banner approx. 1.6m high (comes in a small travelling case) - picture shows it in use (top left of picture). There two of these that can be borrowed for exhibitions.

Marketing Panels

Display panels available at A4/A3/A2 sizes - Full quality images (3-8Mb)

Beginners Sets

If you've got an A3 printer then we've got a 9x9 and 13x13 board, suitable for printing doubled-sided (and then laminated?). This is designed for school clubs and the like, so there's some additional information about the basic rules and where to go for more information.
PDF file 4.5Mb

"Durham" Sets

These consist of a 9x9 printed board and flat stones. They are produced by Durham Go Club, but are available from the BGA. They come with a copy of the "cartoon" booklet, and are designed to be cheap enough to give out to new players. They work well with school, university, and other youth clubs, as well as general players.

"Take-away" Go Sets

These consist of a double-sided 13x13 and 9x9 A3 Laminated Board, with a concise explanation of the rules. They come with a half set of standard black and white stones. They cost about £6 to produce.

9×9 Cardboard Go Set

Our Organisers’ Handbook

Revised May 2010 as an online, but printable, version.

Introductory Workshop Certificate

A5 certificate, with a spaces to write the date, student’s name, school or club, and signature of one of our representatives.
Available as a PDF file (with two A5 certificates on one A4 sheet that needs to be cut in half) to those running introductory workshops on behalf of us.

Kyu Diploma

White A4 card certificate, with a space to write the grade (out of stock), and the same with no grade space, but coloured according to level of achievement by the Dutch test system.
Available to organisers of youth and school Go clubs.

Problem Cards

A set of 108 red cards, 2½" by 3½", each with an easy Go problem.
Produced by
Out of stock
White A4 sheets to allow the production of new copies are available as a zip file.

Some Other Useful Resources for Teaching Go

Last updated Sun Nov 05 2023.
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