known as Reversi, is a classic board game. Although
there is no formal proof of the game's origin, there are two places
that have been suggested from its invention. One is China, from
a game called Fan Mian, the other is from Lewis Waterman and John
W. Mollett in 1888, who made this game available. In general, it
is accepted that the game of Reversi was invented in London, in
the last half of the 19th century.
the Japanese Goro Hasegawa developed the modern rules of Othello,
and they are now formally adopted around the world. The rules of
Othello are much simpler than many other board games. However, easy
to learn doesn't mean easy to play well. That comes from a good
saying, 'one minute to learn, but a lifetime to master'!
France and Canada is one of the most important board games. Several
tournaments have been held by the French Othello Federation, in
which people around the world test their abilities in this board
The game is played
by two players: a black or red player and a white or green player.
The players place counters of their respective colors alternately.
In most games black or red plays first. Each counter must be placed
such that it 'closes-in' a straight line of one or more of the opponent's
counters (horizontal, vertical or diagonal). All counters closed-in
by the just placed counter then change color.
If it is not
possible for a player to close in at least one of the opponents
counters, he passes and his opponent can play.The game ends if the
board is filled with 64 counters, or if none of the players can
do a move. The player with the most counters of his color wins the