Innovation of the month: June 2019

Every month a previously unreleased variation.


I dedicate this variation to David Jameson, who is the best Welsh Abalone player I know (:

Welsh daisy

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).


Innovation of the month: May 2019

Every month a previously unreleased variation.


Many variations have been created since I suspended this section.
Maybe it’s time to reopen it…

British daisy

Coloured version

Classic Black and White version

This variation was created on August 30, 2018.
As you can see it is a balanced variation 😎


Fight The Power and Make America Rage Again!


Fracture, an Abalone variation by Laurent Pagli.

Since 2016, America is fractured. And everybody knows who did this (^_-)—☆

So they say it loud and clear:

Rage Against The Machine + Public Enemy + Cypress Hill = Prophets Of Rage

Prophets of Rage – Tour 2019 (click on the pic to access it)


Korean daisy, by Hyunmin Kim

Here is a highly interesting balanced variation! It was created by the young Hyunmin KIM, from South Korea, on Monday 20, August 2018, in London, UK, during the Abalone World Championship 2018:

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(The original picture. Click to enlarge)

Please try it and tell us about it! (:


Innovation of the month: October 2015

Every month a previously unreleased variation.


Double Dutch Pillar

Game set: Abalone Quattro
Players: 2
Colours: 3
Marbles: 28
Marbles per player: 12
Number of marbles to eject: 5

Double Dutch Pillar


The rules are the same as those of the classical two-player abalone, with only two exceptions:

  •  B2, B5, H5, and H8 are occupied by the red marbles, which you aren’t allowed to move as they represent pillars. Like the columns of an ancient Greek temple, the pillars cannot be pushed out of the way and prevent you from using the space they occupy.
  • The number of marbles you have to eject is only 5 (41,66 %) to stick close to the ejection rate of the classical version of the game (42,85 %).


Innovation of the month: May 2015

Every month a previously unreleased variation.


Coffee or milk

Coffee or milk © saabalone

Spécial thanks to Mogwai, who lived off expresso to concoct us a fancy brand new MiGs! Thank you Mogwai!!!   XD

And of course, we’re all drinking in any news on the development of the server on MiGs Facebook page  😎



Fitting for Eob’s Replayer:

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