What about larger boards? Reversi forum

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What about larger boards?
  • lazyplayer at 2016-11-30

    Hi all, I’ve a question for reversi community...

    Why nobody plays larger boards, like 19x19?

    Would the game become more interesting and perhaps less suitable for brute force approaches like that used typically by computers?


  • Tasmanian Devil at 2016-11-30

    IMHO, a board larger than 10x10 makes for a rather dull (“grinding”) game. Diagonal control is an interesting aspect of 8x8 endgame that almost disappears on larger boards. 

  • christian freeling at 2016-11-30

    You could try Io. It’s slightly larger and slightly more interesting.

  • CloD at 2016-12-16

    10x10, here on littlegolem, is already very fun

  • Richard Moxham at 2016-12-19

    Re lazyplayer, 2016-11-30.

    I don’t play Reversi, but just as a friend of the court...

    There’s no sense in even considering – in any game – what might make life tougher for a computer.

    Because (a) it will happen anyway, and (b) it won’t change anything of any importance when it does.

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