December 8th, 2004
would like a 9x9 board as well for teaching people/quick games, cheap and easy to pickup, ~$10
Cheaper plain thin board: http://www.go-gamestore.com/goequip/boards.htm
Stones, 8 or 10mm? 9.2mm are ideal, but not carried by samarkand (cheaper store). hmm.
edit: I liked the thicker ones when I was playing, hated the thin ones. 10mm it will be:
9.2mm: $65 http://www.kiseido.com/go_equipment.htm
more 10mm here: https://www.yutopian.com/yutop/cat?product=SK215&category=Sg
~8-9mm from here: http://www.go-gamestore.com/goequip/stones.htm (doubleside convex of course. flat sided? neh. These are the nice ceramic ones from the cambridge Go club I think. and marble ones! edit: not ceramic, they're 'yunzi', unique material.)
Cheapass bowls make most sense, but damn those red-brown ash bowls are nice...
If only I were good with a lathe. and had one. >_<
$50shipped wooden bowls: http://www.go-gamestore.com/goequip/bowls.htm
Bi-convex yunzi/straw or marble/wood, $99/$160: http://www.go-gamestore.com/goequip/sets.htm
Hey! on ebay from same store for way cheaper! http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=5941492840&ssPageName=MERC_VI_RSII_Pr4_PcY_BIN_Stores
Isnt it great picking up ane expenisve new hobby?
enh. it's a onetime investment for a lifetime of playing. ^_^
Why does my mind autopmatically go to the sewer...
yer gonna go blind to, from what they tell me...
and we all know THEY are never wrong!
Leavitt and Pierce Tobacco shop in Harvard Square has a ton of Go sets.
must stop by on way home!
They close at 5PM except on Thursday so make sure you get there early enough. I tend to look at them with lust on Saturday afternoons. They also have Backgammon, Mah Jong, Chess, etc.
hmm. I get off work at 4, would probably get there 4:30ish. I can at least peek around. ^_^