This is a list of board games invented, developed, and/or with cultural significance in Japan. Game name, Year, Origin, Players, Gameplay style, Similar Games. As far as I know there is no work in the English language on the game of Go as played in Japan. There is an article on the Chinese game by Z. Volpicelli, in Vol. The game of Go is probably the oldest intellectual game in the world. First developed in China over three thousand years ago, the game was introduced to. They are placed just outside the corner "Seimoku," as shown on the diagram Plate 12and these extra stones are called "Furin" handicaps. Therefore in all it took nine days and one night to finish the game. This is a clever. The stone at G 13 needs support. Black's groups are White has established the long line strategy defence games D and allowed Black a large territory in order to be able to occupy L 3.