White Stone Publishing
White Stone Publishing is the body of The Glowing Stone Go Event Management and Outreach Program that is involved with the development, publication and distribution of fliers, pamphlets, booklets and books that are Go related. Here you can find files for download for membership, variations of Go, rule sets and more!
Go (weiqi, baduk) is an ancient game, nearly 4, 000 years old. It originated in China, apocryphally, as a means to teach the Emperor’s son – an impulsive, brash boy - basic military strategy and forethought. Over the thousands of years from its creation to now, it has increased in complexity from being played on a 17x17 line board to being played on a grid 19x19 lines in size. Its 361 intersections are matched by the 180 stones on either side, although black has 181, because black goes first. You can find more in-depth rules and concepts on The Rules of Go page.
Go has a massive following, approximately 10% of the world’s population plays or is otherwise aware of the game. Go has been compared to western chess as chess has been compared to tic-tac-toh, and China, Japan and Korea all view Go as a cultural treasure, and a profession like any other. It has been featured in books (“The Life of Pi,” “The Ship Who Searched,” “Hikaru-no-Go”), movies (“Pi,” “A Beautiful Mind,” “The Go Master,”) and television (“Gene Roddenberry’s Andromeda,” “Hikaru-no-Go,” “Criminal Minds,” “Bleach”), and is a traditional martial art.
The Glowing Stone is working together with the Russian Go Federation to bring to Canada Russian-language and native Russian-written Go texts, and to translate these masterpieces into English.