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The legend of Go(board game)

2018-05-17

The board gamed Go has been exsisted for a long time in china, it’s believed to be the oldest continously used board game in the world. There are no historical texts that descirbe its birth, but later myth and legends tell us the orign of Go.

One of the legend says the board game was created by Yao, a legendary manarch in ancient China, he was grieved at his son’s moral corruption, so he specially made this Go to help his son cultivate good virtue.


There is another old saying that the Go was first appeared in Warring states, the time when there are seven vassal states and frequently plundering wars between the warlords. The board game was said to be created by the tacticans and used as a tool to play politics.