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Butterfly-Go

Butterfly-Go | Red Dot Design Award

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Weiqi (Go) is an abstract strategy board game for two players popular in East Asia. The game is played with 360 black and white playing pieces on a board measuring 49 x 46 cm. Butterfly-Go aims to make the game more portable by taking inspiration from a butterfly’s wings. Butterfly-Go has no loose pieces as it integrates the Go pieces and the playing board. Each Butterfly-Go playing piece is like a butterfly’s wings as its front side is grey – the same as the Go board, and its ‘wings’ can be folded either way to represent a black or white playing piece. The wings have built-in magnets so it can be secured to the board. The board can be folded into quarters, resulting in a size similar to that of a magazine, increasing its portability and convenience.

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Credits
  • Studio:
    NingBo GeRe Industrial Design Co., Ltd., China
  • Design Lead:
    Yu Jie
  • Design:
    Lin Liangqian, Wu Hangdi, Yang Yang
Butterfly-Go | Red Dot Design Award
Butterfly-Go | Red Dot Design Award