Smart Othello 4+

Classic strategy board game

Smart Go, Inc.

    • 4.3 • 67 Ratings
    • Free
    • Offers In-App Purchases


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. Smart Othello makes the game enjoyable while improving your play.

• Five levels of computer play, from novice to master.
• Real-time matches using Game Center.
• 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.

Smart Othello 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 4.0.5

Bug fixes.

Ratings and Reviews

4.3 out of 5
67 Ratings

67 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!

jgold6 ,

App freezes when Game Center is enabled

This is a great othello game , but lately the app freezes on launch if Game Center is enabled. Uninstalling the app and reinstalling may make it work for a game or two, but then it starts freezing again. Signing out of Game Center in the iOS settings resolves the issue, but I like to use Game Center. Please fix. Once you do, this app will get 5 stars. (Tried to email support from the app, but that does not work either)

Developer Response ,

This hang with Game Center has been fixed in SmartOthello 3.1.2, available now.

App Privacy

The developer, Smart Go, Inc., 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


  • Game Center

    Challenge friends and check leaderboards and achievements.

  • Family Sharing

    Some in‑app purchases, including subscriptions, may be shareable with your family group when Family Sharing is enabled.

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