RGG FAQ Part 4 Section 10
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It is said that Go can be taught anyone who is old enough not to eat the stones.
There are various techniques of initiating new players. One of the most often used is the 'capture' game or a variation thereof. A description can be found on Mindy McADAMS' pages
An often voiced objection to the capture game is that it focuses on capturing, which is not the main objective of Go itself.
Milton BRADLEY gives background for the use of Go as a development tool for children and proposes an alternative approach