I really wanted a Go board. After spending all that time thinking through a shogi board and the pieces, I decided Go would be much easier to tackle.
Go is an ancient strategy game. It’s over 2500 years old and originated in ancient China. It’s believed to be the oldest board game that is still played today.
The goal is to take over as much territory on the board as possible by laying down stones where the lines intersect. The rules are simple enough, but the game is so complex. Needless to say, I’m terrible, but I love it.
Here is my board, made of medium draftboard. Rather than go with a hinged top, this time I wanted drawers to act as the bowls to hold the pieces, and to make it easier to clean up when I lose. The pieces are cut from white and black medium acrylic.