Go Mobile is the ancient Asian board game of Go on your Windows Mobile based device. Challenge your strategic skills with this addictive game, originally created in China between 3,000 and 4,000 years ago. Go is the oldest game that is still played in its original form. The game is still played by millions in Asia, as well as the rest of the world. This game offers a fun and exciting gaming experience for casual and hardcore fans alike. Now you can enjoy the game of Go anywhere you may be, directly from your Windows Mobile based device.
Go brought to Japan by Buddhist priests, around 1,300 years ago. Studied by Japan''s warrior class, Go techniques and strategies began to be passed down much like the techniques of sword-making and the samurai code.
Go has 180 white stones, and 181 black stones. The game board consists of 19 by 19 squares, with 361 intersections. The stones are placed on the intersections, not inside the squares.
When a piece is placed on the board it must be placed on an intersection, but my be inside the board, at an edge, or at a corner. There will be four, three or two lines touching the piece. A piece is captured when no lines are touching the piece.
When a piece touches another of the same color, they form a group. A group has more lines touching than a single piece can have. To capture a group, again no lines much touch the group.