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 2.3.1

Remove third-party analytics (Fabric/Crashlytics).
Bug fixes.

Ratings and Reviews

4.7 out of 5

47 Ratings

47 Ratings



This game doesn’t require player to play. You can sit for hours with no action. No way to move on. Game remains active. Bad game. I want my money back.

Great way to improve your Othello game


I know that I'm getting better because I've started winning at the student (2nd level) game. I've also noticed that I've gotten better at the online version I play. Haven't tried any matches from the Game Center version on here ... but I will when I can regularly beat the 2nd level.

What I like best about this game is the undo so I can replay games. I wish there a way to start the auto play engine when I do this. Instead I need to ask the game to suggest each opponents move. It is interesting to replay a game until I finally beat the machine.

It would be great to have more functions to restart and play. The redo functionality is where I hope the programmers add features.

I believe there are five levels of play with this game so the ai has plenty of kick left.

To give you an idea of my skill level I regularly beat the computer practice player on my other game. This game gives me a way to improve my game against human players.

Best Othello app for iPhone


This is the hardest Othello app I have found for iPhone, and I have played all of them, I think. It's the first one that I have not been able to beat so far on the hardest setting. There are several settings to choose from, so it is not difficult to find a challenging level to play at. I like it a lot. I think these developers really know the game. Well worth the modest cost. Let's all jump on this one and help them to keep developing it for the Othello community. Good work guys!


Smart Go, Inc.
28.1 MB
Requires iOS 10.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
English, French, German, Japanese
Age Rating
Rated 4+
© 2016 Smart Go, Inc.


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