Chess is intellectual? Of course it is. Go will take you further though. Chess is my first love, but this game Go draws you out big time.. Anyway, just play the game and you will soon see what I mean. My first time at it they paired me up with this 16 year old kid. After about 20 minutes and a sound beat down, (with a handicap) I was ready for Chess again. That was just a knee jerk reaction though. If you have a chess board at home on your coffee table, you NEED to get the Go board right next to it!