What is Othello?

Othello is an abstract strategy game played by two players on a board with 8 rows and 8 columns and a set of 64 identical pieces. The pieces are typically discs with a light and a dark face, each colour assigned to one of the players. Players take turns making a "move" which consists in placing one disc on the board with their assigned colour facing up and then flipping over all the opponent's discs that are "outflanked" by the disc that was just placed.  The objective of the game is to have a majority of one's own coloured pieces showing at the end of the game.

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.