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Posted: Wed May 04, 2005 4:37 am
The key to winning 157 is to correctly position your men on the first move, and then to initiate an edge sweep toward the bottom and then right. Properly done, you can win this island in about 25 days.
Posted: Wed May 04, 2005 11:32 am
After getting slaughtered so many times, I feel lucky to have finally beaten it in 36 days... Thanks for the hint though, that made me try a few directions I hadn't gone before. The downward sweep idea helped the first couple of days, but then the opportunity opened to split player 3 in half, so I did that instead of continuing down/right. That was a turning point for my game; after that player 3 was eaten alive by the other colors, giving me the chance to grow a bit more. That was the last of the Very Small and Small islands for me. Now it's just Large and Very Large left on the board...
Posted: Mon Apr 13, 2009 10:07 pm
Sorry to bring back up a WAY old post, but I'm really stuck on island #157. I tried the suggestions I've seen here, but just am not getting anywhere with it. I'd really appreciate some suggestions. Thanks!