The World Othello Federation was created 2005 in Reykjavik, Iceland. It was 22 associations who created the first governing body. Today W.O.F. have 70 associations. W.O.F arranges the World Othello Championship yearly.

W.O.F supports the associations through various programmes and grants them a number of attractive rights and privileges. But they also have obligations. As representatives of W.O.F. in their countries, they must respect the statutes, aims and ideals of Othello's governing body and promote and manage our game accordingly.