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A Nice Surprise / Sudden Memory

Alec Chapman
United Kingdom
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I knew I owned one of these...

I was thinking about how to play Go at work (i.e. whether to bring the nice set with glass stones in, or the cheaper plastic one) when I suddenly have a vague memory of owning something specifically for purpose.

Lo and behold, after a search of my desk drawers, this turns up.

From gallery of ALGO

I think it cost the princely sum of £2.99 from Amazon. A 13x13 grid with around 90 white stones (small magnetic backed scraps of plastic) and 90 black stones (small mag... you get the idea). What an ideal way to learn one of the greatest games ever. Beautiful components! shake

This does mean that if I want, I can set up three 13x13 boards at once and play 3 simultaneous games at a time, with which of the boards I choose to put an opponent on a perfect chance for them to take offence, should that ridiculously unlikely set of events come to pass.

Still, this should be serviceable for the time being, if I want a physical representation of a game state to pore over, in case I need to look at it from a new angle.

EDIT: On putting it back, I find yet another interesting black plastic slab...

From gallery of ALGO

The perils of impulse buying. According to Amazon I picked these up in 2011. I would recommend everyone to exercise caution when buying on impulse, or at least... don't forget you did!
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