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Store:  Family Games, 2-Player Games
Edition:  Abalone
Series:  Abalone
Genre:  Abstract Strategy
Format:  Travel Games, Board Games

Abalone

travel version


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Ages Play Time Players
7+ 30 minutes 2

Designer(s): Michel Lalet, Laurent Levi

Manufacturer(s): University Games, FoxMind Games

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Product Description

Take a little French fun with you wherever you go! The strategy game that has taken Europe by storm is conquering the USA, one vacation at a time. The concept is simple: all you need to do is knock six of your opponent’s marbles off the game grid. But you can only move the other player’s marbles if you have more than s/he does. And, because moves are diagonal, there are dozens of options for every turn. This travel version is lightweight and compact, plus it comes with a lid, in case you need to save your game for later. Find out why this game takes five minutes to learn and a lifetime to master!

Product Information

Contents:

  • 1 game board
  • 14 black marbles
  • 14 white marbles
  • 1 game cover
  • instructions

Product Reviews

 
 
 
 
 

Average Rating: 3.8 in 11 reviews

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by Boardmeister
Every game is different
December 01, 2010

Abalone is one of my all time favorite board games. The reason is simple. Every game is different. If you are looking for games which are easy to learn but take a life time to master I definitely recommend Abalone. It is easier to learn than Chess or Go which makes it also interesting for younger players.

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by JanG
Lots of ways to play this one
July 15, 2003

Just picked up a copy of Abalone. Interesting game. For those who are luke warm, I'd suggest looking at http://uk.abalonegames.com/rules/variations/index.html

which has a bunch of variations on the game. Some require additional marbles of different colors. Also, thought I'd mention that the marbles are interchangeable with the ones in Kuba. I'd also suggest reading the rules on http://www.wikipedia.org/wiki/Abalone_game which explains some moves not really obvious from the rules in the box. Nice to see this one back in print.

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Not my cup of tea
November 04, 2002

I played this game on a board games fair and it was the cool look of the game that persuaded me in playing it.

And although the rules are basic and simple and the game seems to leave open loads of possibilities, I found that i was more like a clash of the titans. Both sides move towards each other, turn around a bit and just wait for the opponent to make a mistake a benefit from this. 6 marbles out is all it takes so one mistake can be the end.

If the looks of the game weren't as good, I would give it only one star. I must say that in general I don't like chess or stratego neither, which have, similar to Abalone, an identical initial set-up and a turn-based confrontation. Just so you see my review in the right perspective.

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