...or my search-foo is not good enough to find it?

The game of go (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Go_(game)) is becoming more and more popular in Western world nowadays, thanks to all the publicity Google and AlhpaGo brought to it. The topic is at least as deep and broad as chess, there are tens of millions of players in the world, professional tournaments with high money prizes, a lot of theory developed (think "chess" again) etc. It's clearly something that doesn't fit comfortable inside "board games" but rather a topic by itself.

Edit: answering to myself: there was one in beta, and it failed: http://area51.stackexchange.com/proposals/11942/game-of-go

However, it was 5 years ago. Since that time the popularity of go (in Western world; it seems to be important for stackexchange sites) grew enormously.

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    You can still try to reopen the proposal and see if it gets more momentum this time.
    – Tensibai
    Feb 23, 2017 at 12:41

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It is generally covered under board games, and the tag sees very little use. Maybe there would be more traffic if it had its own site like chess has.

  • Chess started because there were enough people to get it going. B&CG arrived later, but Chess remained separate due to having the established community. Stack Exchange won't create a new site without demonstrating a clear foundation of users, especially when it is already on-topic on an existing site, just on the argument of "if you build it, they will come" because they know that approach simply does not work.
    – Nij
    Feb 23, 2017 at 23:55

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