Play Othello against your friends or the computer. Created by the 1992 US Othello Champion, this is the Othello app you’ve been waiting for. A powerful engine wrapped in a clean user interface.

With five levels to choose from, you’ll find the level that gives you the right challenge. The built-in tutorial and teaching aids will help you improve your game — advance to the next level and give your friends a good fight.


Othello has simple rules: just bracket opponent discs and flip them to your color. But proper strategy is more complex than you might think. SmartOthello makes the game enjoyable while improving your play.

• Five levels of computer play, from novice to master.
• Game Center support for multiple ongoing matches.
• Achievements and leaderboards to challenge you.
• Blunder Guard to keep you from making bad mistakes.
• Random openings that give both players an equal chance.
• Hint, undo, and easy game replay.
• Collection of games by top players for replay and study.

SmartOthello was created by the 1992 US Othello Champion, who also developed the acclaimed SmartGo apps for the game of Go.

Othello® is a registered trademark of MegaHouse Corporation. Used with permission.

What’s New

Version 3.1.1

Fix a bug that could assign the wrong player color when starting a game against somebody using an older version of the app.

Ratings and Reviews

4.9 out of 5
7 Ratings

7 Ratings

AZ2NC1 ,

Wonderfully challenging!

I never knew how much I had to learn about Othello! I’ve been playing against AI and am consistently challenged, even on the student level. Everything works as it should, making for a smooth and pleasant experience. And all for a reasonable price. I really appreciate the developer making it available with no ads/no subscription. It’s well worth the price, thanks!

rebdata ,

Good AI

A lot of other Othello / Reversi apps make spectacularly dumb moves that rob one of the pleasure of beating them, like making bad plays near the corners that they aren’t forced into. This one doesn’t, even at the easier levels. As a result it’s a lot more fun!

Eichtal ,

Correct my review titled “Junk”

As a novice I was unable to get the game going. Nevertheless, with some coaching we now really enjoy the game. It’s well worth the $2.99 price. I give this game five stars.


Smart Go, Inc.
4 MB

macOS 10.15 or later. Requires iOS 13.1 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.


English, French, German, Japanese

Age Rating


  • Game Center

    Challenge friends and check leaderboards and achievements.

  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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