__Go__ is possibly the oldest popular board game in existence.  Its history tracks back roughly 4000 years, and there are currently tens of millions of players, though mostly in Eastern Asia.

__Go__ is a very strategic game, in which aesthetic values also play a big part.  It is also extremely addictive, so it is recommended that you ''don't'' follow these links:

* A very nice [introduction to the game|http://www.kuro5hin.org/story/2002/7/11/62356/9269] from [kuro5hin|http://www.kuro5hin.org].
* [Learn to play go interactively|http://playgo.to/interactive/].  ''Saman saa myƶs [suomeksi|http://playgo.to/interactive/finnish/]''.
* [Sensei's library|http://senseis.xmp.net/] - A Wiki about __Go__.
* [Go, an addictive game|http://gobase.org/] - Perhaps the most comprehensive resource about the game in English.
* Play __Go__ on the Internet with [Kiseido|http://kgs.kiseido.com], or [IGS|http://igs.joyjoy.net].
* [Go|http://july.fixedreference.org/en/20040724/wikipedia/Go_(board_game)] entry at Wikipedia. As at 24/7, it is pretty comprehensive IMHO