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Mads S
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I'm looking for a cheap, portable Go-game - but without luck so far. Aren't they made at all?
 
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marc lecours
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best bet is looking occasionally at import stores from the orient. I bought two portable magnetic sets like that. One in 1983 and one in 2005. You just have to have a little luck.
 
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A quick search shows dozens of sets for sale on ebay, even Amazon.
 
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If there's a chinatown in your area, or even a chinese newsagent, you might be able to find one there. Also, board game shops often have them hidden away with the chess stuff.
 
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There's a couple here: http://www.ymimports.com/Go/

My advice is to avoid plastic stones (unless magnetic). It's too easy to mess up the board with them because they're so light. Tiny is hard to handle as well. You can also look for vinyl mats and cheap glass stones.
 
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I found two in Japan. One was at Toys R US and it was $6..I chucked in the trash as the pieces were nothing more than .0000001mm thick and you had to lick your finger to pick up a piece. Luckily I found another one that was $10 and it had real pieces albiet small at least I could pick them up without licking my finger. Both sets were magnetic.
 
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Mads S
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Sorry guys, I was not clear enough here: I meant a fully electronic one; like you can get a small and simple Tetris-machine. - Just the Go-game, not a PDA or anything...

Thanks

(anyway - I might go for one of those regular portables anyway)
 
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I have two Go games on the Nintendo DS Lite it's ultra portable and fits in my pocket. http://www.boardgamegeek.com/geeklist/16777 see 2nd entry
 
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What about a sheet of graph paper and a pencil?

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Gamegrunt wrote:
What about a sheet of graph paper and a pencil?

Gg



Well, with an integrated AI and some kind of erasing technique, yes.
 
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Gamegrunt wrote:
What about a sheet of graph paper and a pencil?


Capturing large groups would really suck. Better throw in a honkin' big eraser!

Come to think of it, long ko fights would be a major pain in the ass, too.
 
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Eh, you could do it like a paper game record, I suppose. '75 at 63', '102 takes ko' and so forth.
 
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