History Of Reversi

Reversi, one of the diverse board games has been a popular family game since the Victorian period. The rules, tactics and strategies involved in the game can be as adoring to the history behind this amazing game.  The game of Reversi , took it origin in England and invented in the late 19th century. The game was highly popular then and the history behind it is very creative as well which makes it being renowned by different perspective.


Reverse was previously named as “Othello” which had some resemblance to the legendary Shakespearean drama “Othello”, which portrays the tale of a character called Othello, a black man who fell in love with a white woman named Desdemona. The game with direct reference to the tale, involved the use of the playing pieces in colours of black and white.

The rules of the modern Reversi game was first fabricated according to the rules set by the people of Mito, in Japan in the year 1970. The original game of Othello have thus changed with times, involving the change in name as well as the rules of the game.

Playing Reversi

The main motive of the players in the game is to flip the majority of the playing pieces of the opponent  into their own, such that they might be able to take the maintain the control over their opponent from the very beginning. Sometimes this stratagem make prove wrong since the opponent players may have the right playing pieces on the board which can make which can completely change the entire game.

Using Strategies

While moving the playing pieces, one should consider of using several strategies so that one of the pieces are at the corner on the Reversi board. The corners positions on the board are secure enough, impossible to be flipped by the opponent, facilitating a player to turn those playing pieces of the opponent into their own. Securing the position is crucial if the players want to maintain the niche in the game.

The other important strategy is to restrict the mobility of the opponent player, which will pressure them to make a superfluous move. The other most advanced strategy known as “parity “ which is widely popular and spread out all across Europe after being adopted in Japan, in the late eighties.

Reversi is a board game which requires a great deal of patience and improves the cognitive abilities of the players. This game can help the players use elaborate strategies much faster, very similar to the game of Chess.