The Go-Ban as Game System
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A game system is a set of game components which can be used to play a number of games. The most familiar example is a standard deck of (French) playing cards, for which hundreds, if not thousands, of games have been designed. Examples which might make the meaning clearer are the modern PiecePack and Icehouse game systems, which were explicitly created as such.

If you would like to learn more about the idea of game systems, Ron Hale-Evans has written a very interesting series of articles for The Games Journal. The first of these articles can be found at:

http://www.thegamesjournal.com/articles/GameSystem...s1.shtm...

However, this GeekList is specifically about using the go-ban, that is, a standard Go set, as a game system. I have listed several games which can be played with a go-ban without additional components. If you know of others, please feel free to add them.

For the sake of simplicity and clarity, please do not add games that can be played with an 8x8 (chess/checkers) board and checkers. Any such game can be played on a go-ban, theoretically, but checkers sets are so common as to render the use of a go-ban unnecessary. Other games which use a board that is larger than 8x8, but still fit on the 19x19 board of a standard go-ban are fine.
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Highly unique territory game that ends in annihilation. Should ideally be played with small reversi discs but Go equipment is perfectly serviceable. Better than my claim to fame, Slither. Extremely high visual clarity.
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Finite Go variant that feels remarkably like Go.
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Board Game: Emulsion
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Swap adjacent stones to build the largest group.
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Board Game: Resolve
Alek Erickson
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A new solution to the cross-cut problem in square board connection games.
 
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5. Board Game: Quentin [Average Rating:8.58 Unranked]
Board Game: Quentin
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Drawless square board connection game where players claim territories with a majority of friendly stones surrounding them. This simple mechanism makes deadlocks impossible.

Fun, innovative and deep.
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6. Board Game: Loose [Average Rating:8.50 Unranked]
Board Game: Loose
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A simple-looking, tile-flipping territory game in which groups are captured when they run out of "true" liberties.

Ideally, Reversi stones should be used to make flips easier.
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7. Board Game: Ayu [Average Rating:8.27 Unranked]
Board Game: Ayu
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Suggested size is currently 11x11, but I've played it multiple times on a 13x13 go board. No reason you couldn't do 19x19 too!
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8. Board Game: Kopano [Average Rating:8.38 Unranked]
Board Game: Kopano
Luis Bolaños Mures
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Drawless square board connection game with great clarity and a touch of coldness. Diagonal-only connections are only allowed if placing an enemy stone on the same point would also create one. This simple twist on Crossway makes for much tighter, less direct tactics and makes the game challenging on quite smaller boards, like 11x11.
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9. Board Game: Sligo [Average Rating:8.20 Unranked]
Board Game: Sligo
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Go variant which incorporates the movement rule and diagonal restriction of Slither. The ko rule isn't needed.
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10. Board Game: Slither [Average Rating:8.04 Overall Rank:6499]
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One of my goals with Slither was to allow it to be played with a Go-Ban. the 19x19 game would take a while so I recommend playing on some predefined area of the board. 10x10 is a good size to get started.
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11. Board Game: Shifty [Average Rating:8.00 Unranked]
Board Game: Shifty
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Shifty is a square board connection game, where the goal is to create a chain of orthogonally and/or diagonally connected stones between two opposite edges of the board.

The unique feature of Shifty is that on your turn you must either place a stone orthogonally adjacent to at least one friendly stone or you must move any friendly stone, by a chess queen's move, to any empty intersection orthogonally adjacent to fewer friendly stones than the intersection it started on.

As a result you must often forego adding a stone to the board, and instead "shoot" a stone already on the board to a strategically key spot. This sharpshooting dynamic is the source of the game's strategic interest.
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12. Board Game: Konobi [Average Rating:8.00 Unranked]
Board Game: Konobi
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An unusual square board connection game with a touch of coldness.
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13. Board Game: Symple [Average Rating:7.97 Unranked]
Board Game: Symple
Joao Neto
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14. Board Game: Go [Average Rating:7.64 Overall Rank:176]
Board Game: Go
Gerald Cameron
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Of course.

I've barely dipped my toe into the ocean of Go, but I love it so far. The only problem is that, as a rank beginner, it really makes my brain hurt after a while. :o

Well, that plus the fact that I suck.
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15. Board Game: Cation [Average Rating:7.50 Unranked]
Board Game: Cation
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Drawless square board connection game with gripping ko fights.
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16. Board Game: Xodd [Average Rating:7.53 Unranked]
Board Game: Xodd
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Suggested size is 14x14, but you could play larger too.
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17. Board Game: SyGo [Average Rating:7.33 Unranked]
Board Game: SyGo
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18. Board Game: Fugo [Average Rating:7.30 Unranked]
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Intriguing, finite go-like game with forced relocations of single stones instead of whole-group removals. Tactics are very different from Go, but ko fights are preserved without the need for a rule to govern them.
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19. Board Game: Yavalax [Average Rating:7.19 Unranked]
Board Game: Yavalax
13x13 board
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20. Board Game: Epaminondas [Average Rating:7.17 Overall Rank:6290]
Board Game: Epaminondas
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A development and expansion of the 8x8 game Crossings. The standard version is played on a 12x14 board (an on the squares, not the intersections), but there aren't too many boards of that size floating around, even in the collections of dedicated 'Geeks, so a go-ban might be the best option. Also, 12x14 is just the standard size. There is no real reason that I know of that this couldn't be played on the full go-ban.

Epiminondas was most famously presented in Sid Sackson's A Gamut of Games, but it was designed by Robert Abbott, who, IMHO, stands in no game designer's shadow.
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21. Board Game: Vimbre [Average Rating:7.00 Unranked]
Board Game: Vimbre
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Drawless square board connection game with double stone placement and banned diagonal connections. Instead of placing one or two stones, you have the option of flipping a single enemy stone sandwiched between your own stones.

This is probably the best square board connection game with double moves and static (permanent) connections.
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22. Board Game: Gonnect [Average Rating:6.95 Overall Rank:12751]
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A modern (2000) design which is (to oversimplify) a cross between Go and Hex.

I haven't looked too closely at Gonnect yet (which is rather shameful, since I added it to the database a few weeks ago), but from what I have seen, it may be quite an interesting game.
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23. Board Game: Frozen Forest [Average Rating:6.93 Unranked]
Board Game: Frozen Forest
10x10 boar
70 white discs and 2 player pawns
 
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24. Board Game: Rhode [Average Rating:6.81 Unranked]
Board Game: Rhode
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Simple, drawless square board connection game where diagonal connections force you to use up your next turn connecting the stones orthogonally.
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25. Board Game: Tiananmen [Average Rating:6.67 Unranked]
Board Game: Tiananmen
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By the designer of Santorini. Assymetric connection/surrounding game.
 
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