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How to Play Reversi

The object is to make more discs  your color  than the  computer's color. 

Each side chooses a blank square to play it's own color disc. This blank square must be separated from another disc of the playing side's color by at least one disc of the other's color along either a diagonal, row, or column. To complete the play, all the discs of the other color between discs of the played disc is changed to the played side's color.

Play continues until no blank squares are left, or when neither side has any legal moves left. In all cases, the winner is the side with more discs of its color.


To assist you, the computer changes the mouse cursor to a crosshair over any square you may legally play. During your turn, click on any square with a crosshair.

 New  Click this button to reset the board and begin a new game.

 Hint  Ask the computer to suggest your best move.

 Pass  On the first move, you may click this button to cause the computer to play first. After the first, in any board configuration where you have no legal move to play, click this button to allow the computer to play it's next move.

Use this drop down box to choose your desired skill level. Choose from: .

Use this drop down box to choose how fast the computer goes when applying it's move to the board. During it's turn, the computer flashes it's disc on the square it wants to play. When the disc stops flashing, the appropriate discs will change to the computer's color. While the computer's disc is flashing, you may click on any square to force immediate completion of the move. Choose from:

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