OTTO Game Over
easy to learn,
a challenge to master it
A different board game that, with simple rules and some depth, entertains everyone from the first game.
From the neophyte to the expert, from the child to the passionate nerd.
Being completely deprived of any setting, the game can be defined as ‘universal’, as it’s based on visual perception of symbolic geometries.
We mean it. Otto is a discovery not an invention.
The graphic language through which the game has been devised, is rooted in mathematical and geometrical principles that belong both to nature and the whole universe.
Just think, you could even play it with an extraterrestrial.
Who can play OTTO?
The rules are easily understood by everyone, and also written with some irony (it is still the rules of a game, not the Treccani encyclopedia 😝).
A few simple rules to start playing right away
The super-experienced player, on the other hand, will discover the deeper and even somewhat hidden mechanisms of OTTO. After a few games, he will be able to master the game and yes, even strategize.
- one game to learn how to play;
- 8 games to have fun while strategizing;
- 80 games to become almost unbeatable.
A game outside the box
You should know that OTTO was created outside the typical canons of the board game industry.
This game was born almost by accident, during the lockdown of 2021, from the notes of our designer Franco Caniatti, aka Frank (if you want to know the whole story you can read it here) and then developed here in Arcastudio, a communication studio in Turin.
The game mechanics, the materials-above-average quality-and the entire graphic design have been taken care of in every detail with obsessive attention.
OTTO Game Over is a real design object as well as a board game.
You can tell as soon as you open the box.
We still wonder how it could happen that such a minimalist and essential game, without a myriad of miniatures, was funded on Kickstarter in only 8 hours.
We believe that the originality of the game won out over everything.
Over 2,000 games shipped to 52 countries around the world with Kickstarter
Learn about our 750% funded Kickstarter campaign ->
Watch the video presentation for Kickstarter
Read the opinions of experts in the field
Recommended for children, families, casual, regular or expert players: we rarely consider that a game is truly suitable for everyone, but in this case we make an exception because we have tried it with various groups and types of players (aged 6 and up) and it was appreciated without reservation.
A game suitable for both experienced players and beginners, the materials are really well made, so durable that you could use them to drive a nail in the wall.
OTTO Gameover was really a nice surprise. You realize right from the opening of the box that OTTO is really a product made with great care, graphics, materials and packaging are truly at the top of the category. The game is then simple to explain, beautiful to look at and fairly deep.
OTTO Game Over is a very simple, yet at the same time very strategic abstract game, undoubtedly elegant in both mechanics and components
OTTO Game Over is an abstract game with minimalist, but very striking graphics. The elegance of black and white make it beautiful to look at, and the boardgame at the end of the game becomes a different picture every time.
The materials are refined and spot on,the tiles and planks are thick and together with the pleasant wooden pawns give a touch of elegance to the whole, the card holder is always a welcome gem and everything is Plastic free.
I don't know what else to call OTTO other than "extremely elegant."
OTTO is a game capable of surprising everyone, experienced and inexperienced players alike. Its eye-catching graphics, simplicity of rules, endless possible configurations and depth are just some of its distinguishing features.
An abstract game
with a little bit of RANDOMNESS
We have even coined a new term for it-you will find out in a moment.
Meanwhile, pay attention to what we are about to tell you:
if you want to have everything under control, from the beginning to the end of the game, know that
OTTO Game Over, it’s not for you 💔!
OTTO is a strategy game with a certain amount of randomness.
We know well that randomness disturbs players who like pure abstract games, such as chess 😱.
The unpredictability and possible reversals down to the last move make OTTO dynamic and fun, without compromising game tactics.
Therefore, alea cannot be missed in OTTO.
But there is also another, deeper reason that we are about to reveal to you.
First, however,we want to ask you a question.
Do you think you have your whole life under control?
Inevitably, the answer is NO.
And that, believe us, is just the beauty of life.
Even if you think you have achieved absolute control, there will always be an unexpected event that, for better or worse, will change your plans.
For us, OTTO Game Over is a metaphor for existence.
Something unpredictable always happens to you in life, but-as in OTTO-you can always make choices.
In addition, you can rely on your talents, your insights, your skills, in short, your superpowers (the mythical secret cards of OTTO).
We like the twists and turns during the game because they keep attention and excitement high.
OTTO is environmentally conscious
🐳 99,9% plastic-free
♻️ certified and recyclable materials
🇮🇹 made in Italy
By purchasing OTTO you will have the security of having a totally recyclable product, made of quality and certified materials, under optimal working conditions.
An ethical and sustainable product