Go for Beginners
I’ve just gotten into Go, where you place stones on a 19x19 grid in an attempt to secure more territory than your opponent, and it is quite probably my new favorite board game. Of course, that meant I actually had to learn how to play and whatnot, so I read this book my Grandpa gave me as a beginner’s guide.
Kaoru Iwamoto makes Go simple, and still manages to discuss everything from general strategy to ground-level tactics. I didn’t get much out of the practice problems — I thought they just weren’t well done — but the book itself is a short and easy read, and it’s definitely improved my game.
Anyone wanna play? :D