This fascinating game of strategy can be traced back several thousand years in the Orient and is gaining popularity in the West.
Players take turns positioning their stones (game pieces) on the game board (size of the board may vary).
Once a stone is laid on the playing board they can no longer be moved, but they can be removed when they are completely surrounded by game pieces of another color (your opponent).
Since the goal is to have more go stones on the go game board than your opponent there is a lot of strategy offensively and defensively.
When you dominate the board and control more game pieces than your opponent at the end of the game (all spaces are filled) you are declared the winner. The game is easy to learn however will require years to master, if you ever do.
The board game go has been in the news worldwide because a Go game master champion played a computer, with the computer winning more matches than the champion. Since each move opens up numerous possibilities the computer can make the necessary calculations it would take for a favorable outcome faster than a human.
Beginners Video Lesson For The Board Game Go
Video lesson courtesy of zacharyp32: https://www.youtube.com/user/zacharyp32?feature=watch