About the game of Go

Go game is a board game for two players.


The game originated in China about 4000 years ago.

According to the legend, the game was invented by Chinese emperor Yao who wanted to teach his dumb son strategic thinking.

More than 1300 years ago the game was introduced in Japan.

The game is most popular in China, Japan and Korea where the strongest players play professionally.

The name of the game is different in above countries, namely Weiqi (China), Igo (Japan) and Baduk (Korea). Western name of the game is simply Go.