Reversi Gold is a well designed internet reversi game. It is fun to play and helps train concentration and strategic thinking skills.
To begin, click the Small, Medium, or Large link or Very Large button under the picture at left. This opens the game in a pop-up window.
Note: The HTML5/Mobile version works on desktop computers, tablets, and phones. It is the same type of game but made by a different game developer.
Wait for the game to load, then click the "Play" button.
If you like this game, you might also enjoy the Proximity strategy game. Note: Only the Medium size window is available for this game.
HOW TO PLAY. Jump over your opponent's chips to capture the chips that lie between yours. Players take turns.
When neither player can move the game is over. The side who owns more chips at the end wins.
This internet Reversi game is deceptively simple. However, until I read up a little on Reversi strategy, I found that on the "Normal" difficulty setting I lost to the computer every time!
There are several important considerations when planning your strategy in Reversi:
(1) Corners. Because they are immune to flipping (no opposite color behind them), corner positions often make good anchors.
(2) Mobility. Think of ways to restrict your opponent options. That's one way to eventually force them into making a poor move.
(3) Edge Play. Often the edges can anchor flips that affect the entire board. Play edges where the opponent can't easily respond to limit their moves.
(4) Parity. This means getting the last move in any empty area in the end game. Parity also relates to how edge positions are played and how edges interact.
(5) Endgame Play. The last 20 moves are the end game. These moves are critical and can quickly change a winning Reversi game to a losing game and vice versa.
You might know Reversi as the game Othello. These are just two different names for the same game.
Here is some interesting background information about this game from Wikipedia:
I hope you enjoyed playing this internet Reversi / Othello game!
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