Reversi - Othello

260 reviews
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About this game

Reversi (a.k.a. Othello) is a board-game based on a grid with eight rows and eight columns, played between you and the computer, by placing pieces with two colored sides. This application is free and without any advertisements.

Game features
♦ Powerful game engine.
♦ Hint feature: the application will suggest next move for you.
♦ Undo last moves by pressing the back button.
♦ Gain experience points (XP) by earning game achievements (sign in is required).
♦ Compare your score against other players on the leaderboards (sign in is required).
♦ Import/export game on local and remote storage.
♦ Game engine performs multiple moves in case you have no valid place to go, due to the well known rule "If one player can not make a valid move, play passes back to the other player".

Main settings
♦ Level of difficulty, between 1 (easy) and 7 (difficult)
♦ Select player mode: application AI as white/black player or human vs. human mode
♦ Show/hide last move, show/hide valid moves, show/hide game animations
♦ Show emoticon (active only during last part of a game)
♦ Change color of game board
♦ Optional voice output and/or sound effects

Game rules
Each player must place a new piece in a position that there exists at least one straight (horizontal, vertical, or diagonal) line between the new piece and another piece of the same color, with one or more contiguous opposite pieces between them.

Black color starts first move. When player cannot move, the other player takes the turn. When neither players can move, the game ends. The winner is the player that owns more pieces.

Dear friends, consider that this app doesn't contain advertisements, in-app purchases, so this app will evolve depending on your positive ratings. Be positive, be nice :-)

IMPORTANT NOTICE FOR BEGINNERS: our game performs multiple moves, as any similar application, only in case you cannot move as you don't have any valid place to go, i.e. when you have to pass your turn according to well known game rule "If one player can not make a valid move, play passes back to the other player".

This application requires the following permissions:
♢ INTERNET - to report application crashes and game related diagnostic information
♢ WRITE_EXTERNAL_STORAGE (aka Photos/Media/Files) - to import/export game on filesystem

In case you perform the optional signin, the Reversi application can access your Google Play Games profile.
Updated on
Nov 19, 2022

Data safety

Safety starts with understanding how developers collect and share your data. Data privacy and security practices may vary based on your use, region, and age. The developer provided this information and may update it over time.
No data shared with third parties
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No data collected
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Data is encrypted in transit
You can request that data be deleted
260 reviews
David J
December 5, 2022
I find the lightning speed at which the computer opponent lays down its counter after my move is way too fast to register what just happened. The computer needs to chill out a bit, it's humanly impossible for me to ever win. I had to give up.
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December 2, 2022
I have always loved Othello even when it was a board game. This app is great, but the only thing I don't like is the AI always goes first. I feel it ought to alternate back and forth between the player and the AI going first.
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nomadic since
September 30, 2021
This game offers animations + quick play so it's suitable for beginners as well as speed players. Therefore most reviews posted are invalid. You can have the AI's last move displayed and adjust AI to your ability. This is THE Reversi app for me. Would love to see online matches coming and a way to support further app development. PS if you don't know how to play and have difficulty learning the gameplay don't leave a negative review. This is a five star app!
8 people found this review helpful
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October 1, 2021
Thank you for your nice comment. You're right, we receive negative reviews because of inexperienced players, but instead they could choose to play at level 1, an easy level also for beginners. We will consider online matches in future when user base will increase to significant numbers.

What's new

Version 1.6.2
♦ Updated google play services games support library

Version 1.6
♦ adapted to Android 13
♦ improved handling for setting "start up" = "last game"