Reversi app for Android
Play Reversi against the built-in computer player or play against a friend locally taking turns on your device in two-player mode.
✔️3 difficulty levels.
✔️ App shows possible moves and how many discs you can potentially turn.
✔️ Play Reversi offline without an internet connection.
✔️ Lightweight app, only approx. 5MB.
The computerized player (“Albert”) will try to outsmart you and test your skills with various approaches.
The app is based on Playpager’s official Othello-Reversi game.
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How to play and a quick introduction to the game rules:
The players take turn in placing one disc (game piece) on the board, with their designated color facing up.
The aim of each move in Reversi and Othello gaming is to trap one or more of your opponent’s discs between two of your own. When you trap discs, you can flip them over and thereby reverse their color to make them yours.
The game is over when both players have placed all their disks on the board, or when there are no more legal moves possible for either player. Whoever has the highest number of discs on the board is the winner.
In the modern game versions you are only allowed to make a move if you are able to trap one or more of your opponent’s discs. If there’s no move you can make to trap discs, the move passes back to the other player.
If neither player can make a move to trap the opponent’s discs, the game is over (Stall).
You can only trap disks in straight or diagonal lines.
Basic reversi tactics: After playing a few rounds, you will discover that there are some tactics that will give you an edge. For instance, discs placed in the corners of the board are immune to be flipped for the rest of the game. And discs placed along the edge can only be attacked from the sides. Consequently, it would be a helpful tactic to secure positions like that. Likewise, it can be a good tactic to avoid giving your opponent the opportunity to occupy those places. For example, try not to be the first one to place a disc on a position next to a corner or the edge, because that will give your opponent a chance to secure that corner or that edge position in a later move.
Reversi is an old strategy board game invented in 1883. The game became popular again in the 1970’s as Othello. It’s very easy to learn how to play, but the endless possibilities in tactics and problem solving will keep you playing for years. “A minute to learn – a lifetime to master!”.