Any age from 5 years old and older can learn and enjoy the game of go. The rules of go can be learned in minutes, but that it can take a lifetime to master the game. Using round black and white stones in a 19x19-line board, each of the two players tries to surround a larger share of the territory while avoiding being surrounded by the opponent's stones.
Go can teach concentration, calculation, imagination, memorization, mental endurance, logical thinking and discipline, etc. Each person's style of play reflects their personality, and can serve as a medium for self-reflection.
The game appeals to many kinds of minds -- to musicians and artists, to mathematicians and computer programmers, to entrepreneurs and options traders. Children learn the game readily and can reach high levels of mastery.