Rules, strategies, documentations
(Java game Flip Globe)
A black piece is going to be placed where is the cursor. The white shadowed pieces, between this futur black piece and the actual ones, will become black.
Perhaps you will not see these pieces in black because the computer plays its turn, using same rules, and flips again some pieces in white.
(Java game JReve)
Positions to occupy
A black piece is to be placed only on the shadowed squares, the ones which allow to capture at least one white piece. If it is impossible, the player must pass
(Java game Simple Othello)
To become a good player, you have to know some strategie principles, and they are not as simple as the rules... The most important is to occupy the corners. And happily, many games are weak...
To play well at Reversi, it is necessary to know some strategy principles. The best documentation is written by Emmanuel Lazard for the French Othello Federation. It is, in english, at one page of Colin Springer.
By going to the page "Documentation about board games" of our site Ataxx, you will know algorithms as Minimax or alpha-beta.
The Othello-Reversi programs inventory, site created by Bruno de la Boisserie, lists the almost whole Reversi and Othello programs, with precise description and many Web links (excepted, now, for java games). The amount of information is many more important than here, so you have to go there, even if it is in french...
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To know the best Java games (shown in this site, of course !), you may go on the pages of the authors of Reversi-Othello and Wolf Othello.