Brownstone proposes the following:
- Get a 19×19 Go board and two bowls of Go stones (181 Black, 180 White, just to be sure).
- Sit in front of the board’s shorter side. Face the opponent.
- Choose your color. If there is a difference in Go strength, the weaker player takes Black. Play first if you are Black. White can give proper handicap if White is nice.
- Play stones on the intersections. Do not move stones placed on the board.
- Surround as many intersections as possible; this will be your territory and the basis of your score.
- Capture a stone or a group of stones by surrounding it.
- Obey the rule of Ko. Never play a move that will revert the board to its original position.
- Calculate the score. Count the number of intersections surrounded. Subtract any stone or group of stones captured by the opponent.
- Declare the player with the biggest score as winner.
- Review the game then repeat after drinking tea.