Jester is a board game similar to Othello. It's a simple two-player turn-based strategy game played on an 8x8 grid. Convert the opponent's pieces to your color by bracketing them between your pieces.
The game can be played head-to-head on a single screen or by a single player against the computer. Jester allows you to waste valuable time that could otherwise be spent playing Solitaire.
History of the game
Jester was developed by Matthew Grossman in 1998 and has been available in Debian since then. The source code of the game consists of one single file written in the computer language C. Jester doesn't need any other dependencies besides libc and the basic X11 library.
The original project homepage went offline in the past. Nowadays the package is maintained by the Debian Games Team which can also be regarded as being the new upstream for Jester.