Othello is a board game
, also known as Reversi
. Kind of interesting
. The idea of the game is to change all playing pieces on the board to your color. The players put pieces on the board; all opponent's pieces between the new piece and your other pieces, in straight lines, change colors to your color. A player must place the piece on place that will result in at least one piece's color change. (For full rules, see Reversi
It came with Windows 3.0 and earlier - too bad Microsoft removed it from Windows 3.1, replacing it with Minesweeper... I have also seen versions of it for DOS, TI-85 and of course several versions for Linux. Yahoo! and many other sites also have a networked, multi-player Java applet versions.