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About this Kata

This Kata was introduced to me by LaurentBossavitEmilyBache

Difficulty: Medium

Problem Description

Reversi is a board game for two players. More information can be found on Wikipedia en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reversi . This Kata is to write a program that takes a current board position together with information about whose turn it is, and returns a list of the legal moves for that player. A move is only legal if it results in at least one of the opponent’s counters being flipped.

Suggested Test Cases

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...BW...
...WB...
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B

(A “.” indicates an empty square. A “B” indicates a black piece and a “W” represents a white piece. The trailing “B” indicates that it is black’s turn)

You could either output the possible moves as co-ordinates (columns labelled A - H, rows labelled 1 - 8 starting from top left hand corner) like this: [C5, D6, E3, F4]

or graphically like this:

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....0...
...BW0..
..0WB...
...0....
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B

Comments from those who are working on this Kata

Please try this Kata and comment! We could probably do with some more test cases too.

I like this Kata, it looks nicer when there are spaces between the columns:

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