HtmlOthello™ Help : Instructions for Play
The boardgame Othello (Reversi) is easy to play, and "difficult to master."
The board is a set of squares with chips of two colors, black and white.
Each player in turn places one of their chips on the board, adjacent
to an opponent's chip so as to "capture" the opponent's line of chips
between one of their own already on the board and the new one. When the chip
is placed, all of the opponent's chips in between are "turned over" (i.e. turned
to the current player's color), so that the current player now owns the
entire line of chips.
This play continues until the board is completely full of chips. In HtmlOthello™,
we sometimes make some of the squares on the board "illegal", or blocked, to speed
up the game and make it more challenging. Illegal squares will be marked with
an "X". Otherwise, the game plays exactly like the boardgame itself.