from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A strategy game for two players, areas of the board being captured by surrounding rows of the opponent's pieces with one's own.
  • n. The card game reversis.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Same as reversis.
  • n. A modern game played by two persons with sixty-four counters. differently colored on opposite sides, on a board of sixty-four squares.


So named because the playing pieces have two differently colored sides, which are reversed when captured to indicate that they are now the capturer's. (Wiktionary)


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