It all started 30 years ago… After the first edition in 1988, the game Abalone has spanned generations and years with the same authenticity and it became a classic and powerful abstract game.
Here is a beautiful video from the official Abalone Facebook account, showing a testimony of the designers Michel Lalet and Laurent Lévi about the origins of their game:
August 11, 2019
“A problem is a chance for you to do your best.”
Duke Ellington, American jazz musician (1899-1974)
All quotes in the Dictionnary of quotes.
No problem for him: Duke Ellington can play Black and White in the same time! (^_-)b
A previously unreleased endgame problem.
LIKE AN EJECT MACHINE
LEVEL: EASIER WITH WHITE (^_-)—☆
The way I like it
Is the way it is:
The one who moves first
Is the one who wins
Like an, like an eject machine, man!
Movin’, doin’ it, you know
Can I count it off?
James B. White, Get Up (I Feel Like Being An) Eject Machine q:
You wanna hear it like it did on the top fellas? (Yeah!)
Access all monthly problems.
If you like Abalone, you may like Belgian daisy:
But do you like brussels? q:
Moral: play as you like! And you may like some Abalone variations and not some others. It is your absolute right as a player (^_-)—☆
See also: Get out your fork!
A fork is a tactic move whereby several opponent pieces are directly and simultaneously attacked.
A previously unreleased Abalone exercise.
EAT YOUR PEAS, DAISY!
A good fork! This is what you need to catch three of these runaway little green balls ^^
If you play the best possible move, how many tines will your fork have?