Othello is a popular strategy board game app for up to two players. The object of the game is to dominate the board with your chosen counter colour/color.

You can play against the computer, with a friend or family member, or compete online. The player with the most counters on the board wins the game.

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First, choose which colour/color counter to play.

Players take it in turns to flank their opponent’s counters on the board. This can be done horizontally, vertically or diagonally.

The player with the white counter starts by dragging a counter from the left-hand side of the screen to their selected position on the board. The second player drags their counter into position from the right-hand side of the board.

Once you have placed a counter on either side of your opponent’s counter/s, their counters will change colour/color (from white to black, for instance) and you will ‘win’ the counters you have flanked.

To make it easier, all the possible moves you can make – or your opponent can make – are highlighted in blue on the board. (The only exception to this is when you play online as, in this instance, only your move options are highlighted).

The more games you play, the more points you accumulate.

Players with the most points will be rewarded with their name on the Leaderboard.

Enjoy playing our family-friendly Othello board game app!

You can download the game here:

Boathouse Games on the App Store

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