About Us

The British Othello Federation is an independent body. We promote the game of Othello (also often called Reversi, particularly on a number of online game sites) in the UK and organise tournaments around the country. We also send a squad of 5 players to represent Britain in the World Championship, which this year will be held in Hong Kong, the tournament’s official site being woc2019.worldothello.org.

The Othello game can be bought from a number of retailers or from John Adams website johnadams.co.uk. A number of board games cafes and clubs also have the game.

If you know the basic rules (and would like to play better), why not download Othello: Brief & Basic. A strongly recommended book to improve one’s game for over 20 years. Click on Resources

Stuck for an opponent? There are plenty of sites on the net where you can play with people from all over the world. It’s a great way to keep in touch with other members of the Othello playing community. Or why not download a computer version. WZEBRA is an excellent opponent. Click on Resources – this program is FREE.

Want to practice in the game’s closing moments? There is Happy End. Want to improve your game generally? – The e-book “Othello: A minute to learn…A lifetime to master” is excellent material written by a former World Champion. Both of these are also free – click on Resources.

You might now want to meet other players in the flesh? Attending a tournament is a great way to do this and for first-time players, a BOF-organised event is free. You’ll find them very friendly affairs, no matter what your level. Click on Tournaments.

Whether you are a beginner wanting to know the rules or an expert looking for stiffer opposition, we are here to help you!

This is the official site of the British Othello Federation, which is affiliated to the World Othello Federation, whose site can be reached by clicking on their logo below: