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rvrs - white about to play

What is it?

rvrs is a terminal-based, keyboard-driven version of the board game Reversi, also known as Othello.

Download and install

Enter the commands below to download, compile and install rvrs. You will need the ncurses libraries and development headers for compilation. Look up ncurses with your package manager if you are having problems.

git clone rvrs
cd rvrs
sudo make install


There are no command-line options.

The player whose turn it is is displayed at the bottom of the screen. To make a move, enter the row by typing a number from 1 to 8, and then the column with the same notation. Hit Enter or y to confirm your move. When someone wins, a message will pop up declaring the victor. Please note that, as per Reversi's rules, if one player cannot make a move, the other player gets to move twice. Finally, press q to quit.


rvrs is licensed under GPLv3.