Othello Classic – A Minute to Learn…… A Lifetime to Master!
Othello Classic is the internationally acclaimed two player strategy game, that you can learn to play in a minute, but will take you a life time to master.
We love Othello Classic and have played it as a family for years, its a game that you trap and capture you opponents chips by sandwiching them with your own. You need to have most of your chips turned to your colour by the end of the game – that is it… well almost!
Did you know that April 28th was National Table Top Day? We had a great day playing lots of games and having contests to see who would win overall through out the day. I’m pleased to say that I won, so surprised, but it was close with Jake. It really was a fun family day that I plan to repeat during the summer when we can play games in the garden. We played games to suit Jake and Grace during the day, then got the games more suited to us out at night, like Othello.
John Adam do a great range of table top games for all the family to enjoy.
Whats in the Box?
- 64 Reversible Chips
- 1 Playing Board
- 4 Playing Board Feet
How Do You Play?
To start the game both players place two chips diagonally in the centre of the board. Then the person who has the black chop goes first.
The player must sandwich at least one of the opponents chips each move, if you can’t then you miss a go.
You have to place your chips carefully each turn trapping your opponent, but be careful how you go as you just might end up having all your chips turned over on the next move by your opponent.
My advice is to check where you want to go, check again and then think “okay, if I go here, where does that put my opponent?”
Sometimes you just have no choice but to take a hit, but work on the next move in your head to see if you can rescue your position in the game.
Some games are over in a flash, other can take a lot longer, but they are all fun! Othello is a game we have played for years as a family, and a game we all enjoy.
Me and Daddy J played this game after Jake and Grace went to bed, peaceful evening enjoying the silence whilst we strategically played the game. I’m so glad that I actually won the first game between us both, as he is the one that normally wins!
Othello Classic is suitable for age 7+ and can be purchased from Amazon, Argos, John Lewis, WH Smith, ToyMaster or any good toy stockist for around £16.
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