Othello is one of those infuriatingly easy to learn games. As the box states "A minute to learn... a lifetime to master". A friend taught me how to play ( he, of course, won)so Tin wanted to learn. I didn't know if he would really understand it but I showed him how and we played during breakfast. HE WON! Little 4 year old Jonathan not only understood it completely but beat me too! Yeah, needless to say he really likes the game now. I'm not so sure if I like it any more.