Mar 20, 2007

Sacrifice Mutator

Sacrifice Reversi (by Patrick Duff) is a Reversi variant with an extra rule: Instead of making a regular Reversi move, a player can choose to flip one of his own stones on board. There's also a KO rule to avoid repetitions.

This idea is a game mutator, it can be extended to modify many other games. Reversi Draughts or Reversi Chess could make a difference in some positions. Other games, like Moku or Hex would not produce interesting variants, since there's no position where an enemy piece is better than your own stones. I'm not sure about Reversi Go. Could it be possible to make a position where an enemy stone is better than a friendly one?

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