Windows 8 apps: Reversi Free

This fun version of the classic strategy game Othello is simple, straightforward and easy to use, yet still has more than enough power to keep you entertained for many hours.

And so there are three difficulty levels, for instance. You can go first, or second. And while the AI won’t be too challenging if you’re skilled at Reversi, if you get tired of the computer then there’s an option to engage a human opponent, instead.

All this is presented in an appealing interface, nicely designed to look as though it’s pencil-drawn. And this even extends to the sound of a pencil shading in pieces as they change colour (surprisingly, we didn’t find this annoying, although if you do then you can turn it off). No bells and whistles, then – just the gaming basics done very well indeed, and that’s fine with us