March 24, 2010 · 5:00 PM
The Indy Anime Underground, in conjunction with Sega GameWorks and now the Indy Gaming Group, are hosting our second Go Salon (also called iGo, Baduk, and Weiqi in other countries). For those who don't know, Go is a strategy board game using a 19x19 plain grid-lined wooden board and stones, where each of the two players must try and surround more territory than the other to win. It's about a dozen times more complex than chess with two masters playing, but a hundred times more fun for the casual players. We will have about seven boards and sets of stones available at the event, will have teaching and tsumego (Go problems) to solve for those not confident enough to play a game themselves yet, and will also be airing parts of 'Hikaru no Go' anime episodes in the theatre there for people taking a break from the game. We'd like to offer our thanks to the American Go Foundation and American Go Association (AGA). We have enough boards and stones for at least fourteen players at a time. First time players are welcome. This is a game that takes only a little bit of time to learn to play but can take decades to master. Lets start the fun journey together and join us for the second iteration of our Underground Go Salon. --- Remember, beginners and people who know nothing at all about the game are entirely welcome! Here are a few websites that may help prepare for the meetup if you're not well-versed in the game.
The Interactive Way to Go (Instructions for beginners)
IgoWin (Easy 9x9 practice program, free download)
Sensei's Library (Instructions / Strategy past the beginner level)
Yahoo! Go (Online Go Server)
KGS (Online Go Server)