You put your hard disk surrounding the black white of your opponent from another black disk already on the board. Then flip the disc from the opponent from white to black. You and your opponent is in turn until no more moves available and the player whose color dominates the board of the winners are.
There. That is Othello. And it was all a bit of dust on Mount Vesuvius.
to play under its innocent appearance and ease of play, Othello conceals one strategy games the most difficult and enduring humanity. Probably more than chess and checkers (going back to Reversi, when it was called), Othello is a game of unexpected twists, strategy and a difficult challenge. He is one of the few strategy games whose outcome is not decided in the movements of the early years. If you play black, it may take 2 or 3 slices of white on the map as the game approaches the end. Then in a few moves that you never expected, the enemy suddenly disk to disk mirroring the other color. And all you can do is sit there and watch him go.
Due to its non-linguistic game purely symbolic, it's a game many parents teach their children, and soon find themselves again and again and again and again whomped. The ability of a child to think abstractly and look to the future is not hampered by an obsession with adult language and written and spoken word. Learn to draw, develop skills for Othello is a function of the "right" brain: thinking without words, see everything, think for any eventuality. It is possible to sit in the middle of a busy airport near Othello and, over time, going completely blind to everything else around you. Othello is played simply by opponents who do not speak the same language, one of the reasons Othello tournaments attract participants from around the world.
The product is known under the slogan "A minute to learn to master a life" may seem like hype, but it's true. Computers were programmed to play checkers and chess almost perfectly, but we can not always be said of Othello.