The Go-Ban as Game System
- Gerald Cameron(Linnaeus)Canada
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:
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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