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Many games - such as Othello, Checkers, Chess1, and Go - are played on highly-regular, square boards.

How would the game mechanic change if you played an Othello-like game on, say, a Chinese Checkers board?

All other rules being equal - ie you can only flip in direct vectors from the piece played - would this be likely to be a viable game-play mechanic?

1 excluding variants such as Chess4

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on a chinese checker board the starting positions would be wierd. There is usually 1 center point on the board where in othello the board length and width are even, causing the center to be shared amongst the 4 starting positions. – Colin D Jun 14 '13 at 15:18
@ColinD - I agree that particular example would be 'weird' .. it was just the first non-regular board I could think of :) – warren Jun 14 '13 at 15:19
I had a feeling someone already thought of this. – ghoppe Jun 17 '13 at 17:03
up vote 2 down vote accepted

As long as the grid is even, Othello should play just fine, provided you change the staring cluster.

 . . . . 
. . B W .
 . B W B .
. . W B . 

should do, with white moving first...

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