Island 106, is it possible to beat this level?

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dragon of blood
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Island 106, is it possible to beat this level?

Post by dragon of blood » Thu Feb 08, 2007 4:23 am

I've beaten every other small island (on clever) except for 106. Nothing I do seems to work. Dark green always establishes a massive territory on the left side of the island and the level is pretty much over.

Any ideas?

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Post by collier » Sat Feb 10, 2007 9:45 pm

Yes, it's very possible to beat the computer on island #106 on clever and even on very clever. For me, the key seems to be to keep my two easternmost territories alive and join them up as soon as possible. Eventually, you'll be able to build a knight and cut dark green in half.

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Post by Fusion_power » Sun Feb 11, 2007 1:36 am

There is a non-intuitive way to beat #106 in 19 days. I just replayed it and won in 20 days on very clever. The trick is to keep both east and west alive and join territories on the 3rd, 4th, and 5th days. It looks incredible when you first make these moves but the comp players make some really poor choices which gives you an early commanding position.

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Re: Island 106, is it possible to beat this level?

Post by uberponky » Sun Apr 28, 2019 9:28 pm

Hey this post is 12 years old but I was having trouble with this island and found this post so I thought I'd chip in. I just managed to beat it on very clever in 18 days after a huge amount of trial and error.

There are a very specific set of moves you can make at the start that result in green getting a very poor foothold, as the above people have said you need to link up all of your territories into an eastern and western territory ASAP, it is entirely possibly to retain and build these territories with the right moves. Yellow is the next major threat, especially since they are the main thing keeping you from connecting all your territories, but they aren't too hard to deal with late-game.

The beginning few moves are absolutely essential though, and one of the key things I learned is that if you haven't linked up all (and I mean every single one, you need every single bit of currency you can get!) of your territories into an Eastern and Western territory by about day 5, you're not gonna win.

If anyone in 2019 is still struggling and is absolutely desperate to solve it, email me on rory_simmonds_@hotmail.com and I'll send you some screenshots of the opening few days, from that point it's just a matter of time:)

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