“[…] les jeux d’esprit sont de toutes les saisons et de tous les âges ; ils instruisent les Jeunes, ils divertissent les Vieux, ils conviennent aux Riches, et ne sont pas au-dessus de la portée des Pauvres : les deux sexes peuvent s’en accommoder sans choquer la bienséance.”*
(Récréations mathématiques et physiques, Préface, 1694)
Jacques Ozanam, French mathematician (1640-1718)
* “[…] mind games are for all seasons and all ages;
they instruct the Young, and divert the Old;
they are not beneath the Rich,
not above the ability of the Poor;
they may be used by either Sex
without transgressing the Bounds of Modesty.”
Agon, French strategy game from the late 18th century
I dedicate this variation to David Jameson, who is the best Welsh Abalone player I know (:
Coloured version by LGB
(but TIQA+ are also entitled to respect! q: )
Flag of Wales (since 1959)
Classic Black and White version by OCJ
Just created! (May 26, 2018, 17:01:01 GMT+2)
This variation was created on May 26, 2018 in Paris by French Abalone player Olivier Charles-Joseph, best known online as OCJ.
The name was given by Frédéric Garnier.
As you can see it is a balanced variation 😎
Olivier Charles-Joseph won Silver at the 2018 Abalone World Championship along with David Pearce (England) and Frédéric Garnier (France). Gold was won by Vincent Frochot (France).