What is the board game Othello?

What is the board game Othello?

Reversi or Othello is a strategy board game for two players, played on an 8×8 uncheckered board. There are sixty-four identical game pieces called disks (often spelled "discs"), which are light on one side and dark on the other. Players take turns placing disks on the board with their assigned color facing up.

What are the rules of Reversi?

You must place the piece so that an opponent's piece, or a row of opponent's pieces, is flanked by your pieces. All of the opponent's pieces between your pieces are then turned over to become your color. The object of the game is to own more pieces than your opponent when the game is over.

Is Othello based on go?

Pente and Othello (Reversi) look similar to Go, but are quite different games. Go is much easier to learn than chess, but provides much more complex play because of the immense number of game positions and because of the difficulty of analyzing the strength of positions.

What is the difference between Othello and Reversi?

One difference between Reversi and Othello involves the supply of pieces. In Reversi each player owns 32 pieces at the start of the game. In Othello all the pieces belong to both players equally; they come from a pool, from which both may draw in order to make a move.

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