What is Othello?

Othello is a board game involving abstract strategy and played by two players on a board with 8 rows and 8 columns and a set of distinct pieces for each side. Pieces typically are disks with a light and a dark face, each side belonging to one player. The player's goal is to have a majority of their colored pieces showing at the end of the game, turning over as many of their opponent's pieces as possible.

Here you will find the rules for Othello. We have collected the official rules for Othello in many languages.
You can also find the history of the game here, including many pictures of new and old Othello boards.