This page was last edited by at Edit this page Find referring pages. Content submitted by members of this site is copyright of the respective member. Reversi Tips Tip 1: Every rule in Reversi has at least one exception There will be almost in any game a situation in which the tips listed below will not apply. However, they are the basic starting point for anyone wishing to play to win.
Corners are very valuable Almost all Reversi games revolve around conquering corners. The reason is simple: X-squares are very dangerous X-squares B2, G2, B7, and G7 are located directly diagonally in front of corners. It is very dangerous for a beginning player to place a disc there during the opening and mid phases because the opponent can now easily get to a corner. Placing a disc there without any disc next to it can spell trouble for a beginner as that position can be attacked by a more skilled player.
Quiet moves are better than loud moves This is the secret of playing better reversi. Loud moves moves that flip many discs allow many options to your opponent for the next move. Quiet moves instead force your opponent to open up play and make unfavorable moves.
Avoid walls Walls are long, unbroken lines of discs of one color sealing one side of the board. Keep balanced edges Many Reversi games are fought along the edges. An unbalanced edge usually made by five discs - for example C1, D1, E1, F1, and G1 can be attacked by a skilful player who will give you a corner in order to take the other corner and the whole edge in between. Keep control of the diagonals The two diagonals B2 to G7 and G2 to B7 become very important in the end game.
Access is everything If your whole game depends on a particular empty square, make sure you have access to it at all times. If in doubt play odd If you are forced to make a bad move late into the game, it is usually a good idea to play in an area where an odd number of empty squares are left 3 or 5, for example.More...