The classic board game Reversi was marketed by Mattel as Othello, but is otherwise a faithful representation. Players take turns placing black or white discs on an 8x8 board, capturing pieces along the way. Othello's tagline "A minute to learn, a lifetime to master" describes the deceptively simple nature of the game, which has enjoyed popularity from antiquity.
The Atari 2600 version supports two-player alternating gameplay, or AI with multiple difficulty levels. While the Atari 2600 Othello is an early version of a home video-game Reversi, the Magnavox Odyssey² had the first.