• #1 Most Downloaded Game (April, May, June, July 2021) — Japan Mac App Store!
• Features in Apple's "Games We Love" and "Best Games Made in France"!
• "Beautiful, minimalistic and highly addictive." — TouchArcade
• "A simple but captivating game." — Mac4Ever
• "From us, this small but fine application therefore receives an absolute recommendation." — Appgefahren
• "Whether you're a fan of the game or not, Piccolo will make you love Othello." — MaxiApple

Piccolo® is a beautiful Othello game built for Mac, with an incredibly powerful AI, gorgeous themes and pleasant animations.

Created specifically with Mac design guidelines in mind, Piccolo feels right at home on your device, providing you with the best Othello experience for iPhone, iPad and Mac.

• Strong AI: Piccolo's AI was developed over a period of months and can beat even world champion Othello AIs such as NTest, Logistello and Edax. The AI can be customized to be less challenging for new players.

• User Experience: Elegant user interface designed exclusively for a native experience.

• Play Online: Play online against friends via the Piccolo Online service.

• Automatic Save: If you close Piccolo or your battery runs out, Piccolo will automatically remember your game.

• Undo feature: Revert your moves an unlimited number of times, to correct mistakes and attempt other possible strategies.

• Themes: Piccolo ships with different beautiful themes, with more to come in future updates.

• Elegant sounds and animations: Sounds and animations accompany your gameplay without being overbearing.

• No ads, no nonsense: Piccolo does not present any ads or hurdle you with any distractions from an enjoyable Othello experience.

• Available in 19 languages: Piccolo is available in English, Arabic, Chinese, Dutch, Finnish, French, German, Hebrew, Hindi, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, Thai, Turkish and Vietnamese. No matter where you are, Piccolo's interface will be easy to understand.

What’s New

Version 1.46

Thank you for playing with Piccolo! This update makes Piccolo ready for iOS 15 and macOS Monterey.

Ratings and Reviews

4.5 out of 5
391 Ratings

391 Ratings

Asa Phelps ,

Fun and Well Designed...One Minor Issue

Really fun for casual play across devices. Overall, simple and elegant interface – easy to get started.

One minor issue. When a game is complete and a winner is declared, have the dialog box identify a winner and ask to play again. Instead, it asks if you want to "abandon the game."

Developer Response ,

Thank you very much for your wonderful review.

The reason why the software doesn’t immediately prompt you for a new game, and the reason why it asks you to confirm if you want to “abandon” an otherwise completed game, is the following:

When a game ends, a player may want to undo a number of moves and to try different strategies or to otherwise study the game. Not requesting that the player confirms abandoning a game could inadvertently cause them to start a new game when in reality they wished to undo a move in the current, finished game. As such, the current dynamic will not change.

Regarding the identifying of the winner: it is easy to identify the winner simply by looking at the scoreboard at the top of the screen.

Applesukzz ,

good game

don't ask for reviews this frequently. Othello. Nothing more nothing less. No adds, doesn't ask you to buy a bunch of stuff.

Developer Response ,

Dear Applesukzz,

Thank you so much for your review! We only ask for ratings at most once per app update. Since the app is new, plenty of updates have been coming out recently. This will subside.

Ramblin' Seminarian ,

Makes me better

I appreciate the fact that the AI is difficult: it's what keeps me playing. Highly recommended.

Developer Response ,

Dear Ramblin' Seminarian,

Thank you very much for your kind words!

App Privacy

The developer, Nadim Kobeissi, indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

Data Not Collected

The developer does not collect any data from this app.

Privacy practices may vary, for example, based on the features you use or your age. Learn More


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