gpe-othello — Stategic one-player board game for GPE.


This manual page documents briefly the gpe-othello game.

Othello is also known as Reversi. gpe-othello is a strategic boardgame for the GPE Palmtop Environment which involves play against a handheld computer on an eight-by-eight square grid with pieces that have light and dark faces.

The player places light-faced pieces so that there is at least one straight (horizontal, vertical, or diagonal) line between the new piece and another light piece, with one or more contiguous dark pieces between them. Pieces captured in this manner are turned over and can be used in later moves. The winner has the most number of pieces showing the appropriate face when the grid is full or when the other player has no pieces of their own colour left.

This manual page was written for the Debian(TM) distribution because the original program does not have a manual page.


This manual page was written by Neil Williams <> for the Debian(TM) system (but may be used by others). Permission is granted to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the terms of the GNU General Public License, Version 2 any later version published by the Free Software Foundation.

On Debian systems, the complete text of the GNU General Public License can be found in /usr/share/common-licenses/GPL.


Joseph J. McCarthy