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Drawless variant
  • The_Burglar at 2018-01-24

    If the usually play results in a draw

    Continue with two replacement moves until a draw does not exist

    A replacement move is if no moves exist then remove any disc and play it as your colour

  • Tasmanian Devil at 2018-01-24

    There already exists an arguably better non-draw variant. In a final game of a tournament, if it has to be decided in one game, typically one player selects colour, and the other one wins the game if it’s a draw on the board. The highest ranked player in the tournament before the game chooses who gets which advantage.

  • ypercube at 2018-01-25

    Coin flipping is another way to determine a winner.

  • christian freeling at 2018-01-25

    Or one could try Io.

  • ypercube at 2018-01-25

    Christian that doesn’t really solve the discussed issue. How are ties resolved in Io?

  • christian freeling at 2018-01-25

    There aren’t any :)

  • HappyHippo at 2018-01-25

    Why not just use an odd-numbered board size?

  • HappyHippo at 2018-01-25

    I guess you’d have to find another arrangement for the starting tiles

  • christian freeling at 2018-01-25

    "Why not just use an odd-numbered board size?"

    In Othello that wouldn’t exclude the possibility of a draw. In Io it does.

  • ypercube at 2018-01-25

    Ah, I missed the part where you can place your stone anywhere (and if Othello flips apply, do them).

  • christian freeling at 2018-01-25

    Io trades compulsory capture for compulsory placement. Contrary to the first, the second is always possible.

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