Larger Toroidal Go games and GoBans with shapes other than squares. Go forum
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Sighris at 2015-12-03
If you are interested in playing a larger Toroidal Go game, say 13x13, or 15x15, please let me know either by replying to this forum post, or send me an email or FaceBook message. My email is < Sighris at Gmail. com >
Also, if you are interested in playing Go on a shape other than a square, for example the cross on the Swiss flag, please let me know. Thanks, Sighris
Sighris at 2015-12-03
Also let me know if you would be interested in playing Go on a hexagonal or triangular grid instead of the traditional square grid. In my limited experience with this the rules need to be modified slightly to make it work well, but it can be done. :)
mmKALLL ★ at 2015-12-04
This might be of interest to you:http://www.youdzone.com/images/roundgo.gif
I’m not particularly interested in experimenting with Go at this point, but there are a lot of cool variations out there. How would you plan to play on an irregular go board online?
Sighris at 2016-03-03
Thanks mmKALLL ★ ... I find other variations of Go more interesting than Round-Go; because Round-Go is the same as Tube-Go, and if I am going to do that (connect two sides) I might as well go one more step and connect the other two sides and make the Tube into a Torus!!! lol .... As to how to play them, the plan is to do something like what LittleGolem has done for Toroidal-Go; create another GoBan shape that people want to play on, or at least willing to give it a try, and see how popular it becomes. For example: http://senseis.xmp.net/?Virtueless or I’m interested in trying the 2nd one down (the cross) shown here: http://senseis.xmp.net/?CreatingIrregularGobansWithWiki – or something like it (a symmetrical + shape) but bigger.
Sighris at 2017-06-19
BTW, as I mentioned in another thread: Another T-Go possibility is to add a shift/twist (literally) into the mapping of the surface such that on the 5x5 T-Go game with 25 intersections named:
- E1 E2 E3 E4 E5
- D1 D2 D3 D4 D5
- C1 C2 C3 C4 C5
- B1 B2 B3 B4 B5
- A1 A2 A3 A4 A5
“A1” would connect to “B5” (instead of A5); “B1” would connect to “C5”; “C1” would connect to “D5”; and "E1" would connect to “A5” (instead of E5)....
The above is a one unit shift/twist; but a 2 or more unit shift could also be done.