I'm not sure when we were given our copy of Othello (named after the Shakespearean play although originally known as Reversi) but it's safe to say that I never mastered the board game. I could never figure out how to play it. This is ironic given that the tagline for the game reads: "A minute to learn, a lifetime to master."
Not in my case.
I recall quite vividly, that the board was green and beautifully designed: it folded inwards to hold the black and white pieces and had a magnetic lining which locked it shut. Made for easy clean up. Rather than playing the actual game, as it happened, I often used the board to conduct Smurf wars. I loved carrying the board around with me, opening and closing it. The magnetic lining gave it a lovely snap.
Trouble, Operation, Boggle, Monopoly and Snakes and Ladders were more my speed.
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