The magnetic checker pieces and board are great. Comes in a tin box so it is secure for travel or just keeping with other games in the closet. It's a perfect checker board game.
The board is not flimsy despite it being card board but it has a clever folding design. It is slim and compact but large enough to play on. It’s a nice travel size and an easy on the go game. Portable, nicely designed.
This is because it was so cheaply made, not because it had been used or damaged in shipping. It is total garbage and i can't get a refund for it either!
My only issue with this purchase is the clarity of the rules of the game. It is a lovely well made game, worth the cost, and if you purchase it, i hope you get to play it with someone. If there is an issue the seller is very responsive to messages.
There are distinct cracks along the bamboo lines, and the board now wobbles slightly on fiat surface. The bamboo is only a thin veneer that is rapidly developing cracks. There is no way to repair them, and they will only get worse.
Seigen style bowls are well fashioned, but there is no carrying bag for the bowls. Stones mixed with hair (weird). Try styrofoam. Board is a product of shoddy worksmanship.
Is it usable? Is it worth $70? Absolutely not.