Othello

Reviewed by Nicole Rotondella, LearningRx Red Bank


othello-2What it is: 
[Toys-R-Us product description] A minute to learn…. a lifetime to master! The Internationally acclaimed two player strategy game. Can you out-think your opponent? Trap and capture your opponent by placing your disks on the board. “Sandwich” at least one of your opponent’s pieces to turn their disk to their color…. but look out, your opponent will do the same to you. The lead can change with a flip of a disk in this classic fast paced strategy game.

Brain BenefitsPlanning, Logic & Reasoning, Processing Speed, Attention, Problem Solving

What I Love: This game is very easy to learn, but can be extremely challenging and addicting. Each player has to pay close attention to the other’s moves in order to plan his/her countermove. Also, the key to winning is knowing where to block your opponent and calculating each move so that the other player gets stuck and is left without options, giving you the edge.

Wothello-1hat I would Change: I would like to see a multiplayer option for this game. This would certainly increase the difficulty, but would appeal to a larger group of consumers.

Rating:5star

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