One of my favorite games from childhood was Othello. No, I wasn’t a Shakespearean prodigy set on roll-playing one of his great literary tragedies of a Moor and manipulative malcontents. I just was a kid who liked puzzles and games of strategy.
Although sometimes when Bacon Slayer and I play, we toss lines from Othello-the-Play back and forth in attempt to unnerve each other’s strategy. Anything to get in the head of the opposition, man! 😉
Play can be learned in minutes–it’s simple enough for kids, yet challenging for adults. In fact, the game tagline is, “A minute to learn. A lifetime to master.”
Each player chooses a color. Play starts with two discs of each color. And the banter begins…
Me: We cannot all be masters, nor all masters cannot truly be followed. (Othello. Act 1 Scene 1.)