After searching far and wide for good folding Go boards, we think this 0.6 inch (1.4 cm) folding Go board hits the sweet spot between portability, quality and price.
When unfolded, the board measures up at 15.8 x 15.7 x 0.6 inches (40.1 x 39.9 x 1.4 cm), but it folds in half smoothly for added portability and convenience. The hinges are brass and the two halves of the board are flush, both when the board is folded and when it's unfolded. This Go board is made from laminated MDF. The wood grain laminate makes this board much nicer to play on than cheaper folding boards, where (unlike this board) the MDF is often exposed and is easily stained.
Because this is a compact board, the playing grid is fractionally smaller than usual. We recommend size 21 or 22 stones, such as those included with our Go Bento Box or Featherweight Go Set, as an ideal match for this board.
A word of caution about folding Go boards in general. They're very convenient, but you should always remember to put some sort of cloth down before placing them on a wooden table. This is because the hinges on practically all folding boards can easily scratch the table if someone slides the board to move it. It's a good idea to get a tablecloth and always keep it with your board, so that you don't forget this.
|Made From||MDF Laminate|
|Delivery Method||Worldwide shipping from closest available location|
|Ships From||North America, Europe, Asia, Australia|
|Dimensions (in)||15.8 x 15.7 x 0.6|
|Dimensions (cm)||40.1 x 39.9 x 1.4|
|Thickness||0.55 in or 1.4 cm|