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Great beginner board
Reviewed in the United States on July 27, 2015
Great beginner board. This was my first board. It's smaller than a standard size board, but still has a full 19 x 19 grid. The drawers for the stones are very convenient. I didn't have any quality problems other reviews mention--the board was in fine quality and all the stones were there. One thing that's important, though, is that the instructions for gameplay that come with the board are very poor. It seems like it was a very poor translation to English. You're much better off reading the rules online somewhere. If you're just starting out, Chinese rules might be simpler, but if you're in the US, you'll play mostly Japanese rules (AGA rules aren't very much different from Japanese rules either).