Innovation of the month: April 2015

Every month a previously unreleased variation.


Austrian daisy

Austrian daisy colourings

Midway between the German daisy and the Swiss daisy, here is the Austrian daisy. Welcome to the German-speaking part of Abaloneland!   XD

The picture is in colour, but of course you can play it in black and white 😉

Good game!


Fitting for Eob’s Replayer:

German Daisy
1.c1c2 g3g4 2.h8h9i8 b5b6a4 3.g7g9h7 c5c7b4 4.c2c3 g4g5 5.c3c4 g5g6 6.c4c5 g6g7 7.b2a1 h5i5 8.i9i8 a5a4 9.i8i7 a4a3 10.i6i7h5 a2a3b2 11.h5h7g4 b2b4c2 12.g6g5 c4c3 13.a1b2 i5h5 14.b2a1 h5i5 15.a1b2 i5h5 16.b2a1 h5i5 17.a1b2 i5h5 18.b2a1 h5i5 19.b1b2 h4h5 20.a1b1 i5h4


April 26, 2015


“Move as a team, never move alone.”

(Welcome to the Terrordome, Fear of a Black Planet, 1990)

Public Enemy, American hip hop group


An attack led by a small group of marbles is doomed to fail.


All quotes in the Dictionnary of quotes.

The great abalone contest

You don’t need to be an outstanding player to take part in the contest; however, it is better not to have two left hands.

The general idea: create your own abalone board, take a picture, or even better, film it in action. Send us your pictures and we will publish it on the blog. Readers of the blog will vote for the one they like the most. The winner will be rewarded by having their picture used as an illustration for the blog during six months.

It is not forbidden to compete with this kind of abalone board and marbles, but in addition to aesthetics, the gameplay will of course be an important aspect at the point of voting.


If you lack inspiration, go and see these unique pieces which prove that with some cleverness, know-how and aesthetic sense, an abalone board can be all but a mere piece of plastic.

Please note that computer generated images are excluded from this contest, but could be the subject of a future competition.

Deadline for submission of your work in order to take part in the contest: September 1, 2015. Of course, we will be happy to publish any creation even those sent after this date.