This classic game of strategy takes a minute to learn and a lifetime to master.
- It's simple enough for children yet challenging for adults. The lead can change hands from play to play and strategy is everything.
- Play is simple. Players are represented by either black or white discs on the board.
- On each turn, players flank the discs of the opposing player between two of their own.
- Once captured, the double-sided discs are flipped over and become the opposite color. If you have a move, you have to take it.
- Play ends when one player can't make any more moves or the game board is full.
- The player with the most pieces of their color facing up wins.
- The more you play, the more certain strategies emerge and the more likely you are to lead your opponent right where you want them.
- To celebrate its 35th anniversary, Othello features streamlined packaging, a more modern game board and storage for the pieces.
It includes 64 reversible discs, a game board, 2 disc holders and an instruction booklet.
Why Our Experts Love It
Don't try to flip as many of your opponents pieces in the beginning. Take your time, and try to get the corners. From there, you control the board.
It takes about 2 minutes to learn how to play, but to get good, like everything, takes practice.
A grandmother told us to get it, so we got a sample and told her we'd give it a try. Well, we tried it and were instantly hooked. We even keep a game around the office and play every now and then. Brian, the co-founder, says he's the best, but we've beaten him a few times. Game on!