How to play Reversi
Reversi (also known as Othello) is played on an 8 by 8 board by two players, black and
white. Each start out with two discs (always placed on the same spot
in the center). Black begins the game.
In turn each places a disc, provided that this move satisfies the
The square is empty.
The new disc must be directly next to one or more of the
This new disc encloses one or more of the opponent's discs
(using the new disc and one or more of the player's already placed
You can enclose the enemy's discs horizontally, vertically and
diagonally. All discs enclosed by the newly placed disc are captured;
this means that they take on the player's colour.
When a player cannot move, he has to pass. However, when a player
can move, he is not allowed to pass.
The game is finished when no one has a valid move left (f.e. when
the board is full). The player who then has the most discs wins.
How to use this program
Use "New Game" to play a new game using the current
Use "Settings" to change the settings. You can
change your colour and you can change the computer level.
When you cannot move, the "I Pass" button will be
enabled, so you can pass.
Your valid moves are shown by the little blue discs.
The last move is indicated by a little gray disc.
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