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Othello Game
Don't be fooled by this game's apparent simplicity. Strategies for trapping discs can take a lifetime to master! It's a game where white can turn black and black can turn white, constantly changing the game. Aim to have the most discs of your color face-up at the end of the game to win! Othello features high-quality playing surface and unique reversible discs.
  • For ages 8 and up
  • For 2 players
  • Includes rules booklet
  • Made in Czechoslovakia

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Othello Game
 
4.2

(based on 5 reviews)

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5.0

One of the BEST, Hands Down!

By AnonymousCoward

from Long Island, NY

Pros

  • Durable
  • Easy to learn
  • High Quality

Cons

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      Comments about Othello Game:

      Othello is by and far, one of THE best games ever invented, period. It TRULY does take a moment to learn, and a lifetime to master! With just one move, the tables can completely turn, and the board that was once swimming with black chips, becomes a veritable sea of white! The game board consists of 64 squares (an 8 by 8 square), each of which can hold a single chip. There are 64 chips with one black side, and one white side, which are divided between the two players. The game starts with four chips on the board, two white, and two black, each at diagonals to one another. Once you determine who will play each color, the person playing black will go first. The idea is to "capture" your opponents chips and flip them over to your color by surrounding them on both ends. It sounds simple, but as the board expands out from the original four pieces, the moves can become quite complex. I learned how to play this game as a 5 year old, and after all these years, it remains one of my favorite games! Mattel recommends the game for ages 7 (on their website) and up, or ages 8 (according to the box) and up, however I have played the game with kids as young as 5 and 6, and they had little trouble grasping the game. The only drawback, is that it is only a two player game! However, it is a great two player game as it is super-easy to learn, and able to be played in a relatively short period of time! Unlike chess, two people COULD finish this game during a lunch break! If you haven't already picked up this game, you SHOULD add it to your game library, as it is one of those classics that NEVER goes out of style!

       
      2.0

      Old verses new

      By Sunshinenc

      from Raleigh Nc

      Pros

      • i am glda you still offer the game

      Cons

      • Low Quality

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        Comments about Othello Game:

        My mother purchade this game for the family many years ago. When the game was first made the board was bigger and flat with a clothe cover and the chip holder was conected to the game board that remains locked while the game is not in play. My mother still have the same game today. The game now have risen hard plastic cones on the board which make it hard to grip and move the chips. You have to detact the chip holder to remove any chips and does not hold the chips sucurely while the game is not in use.

         
        5.0

        Better than I thought...

        By MarcyW

        from Brooklyn, NY

        Pros

        • challenging fun game

        Cons

        • game board somewhat cheaply made

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          Comments about Othello Game:

          Othello gets the nod from a fierce Chess & Boggle fan. Great gameâ€"sorry I didn't discover it when I was younger. And purchase from Mattel site was superbâ€"great value, and fine shipping. All-in-all: fantastic!

           
          5.0

          great game

          By wood

          from harrison ohio

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          Pros

          • Clear Instructions
          • Engaging Play
          • Entertaining
          • Promotes Strategic Thinking

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Adults
            • Family

            Comments about Othello Game:

            strategic play

             
            4.0

            Fun Game

            By Buyonline

            from Los Angeles, Ca

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            Pros

            • Clear Instructions
            • Educational
            • Engaging Play
            • Entertaining
            • Promotes Strategic Thinking

            Cons

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                Comments about Othello Game:

                I love this game. Pieces are nice and smooth and a pleasure to hold in hand while contemplating next move. Well made. The only thing I don't like is that Mattel is trying to save money and there is no longer a cover over the pieces (the game I had before had a clear plastic cover on either side of the board for the pieces, so they wouldn't fall out when stored). So the game has stay in it's box or pieces need to be stored separately.

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