Back to the roots of Abalone

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:

The day that changed my life

December 30, 2018

Abalone Deluxe, front

Abalone Deluxe, back

“One Christmas evening, my destiny changed dramatically.
On this day, my father had the great idea to slip a chess game [an Abalone game] under the Christmas tree in our family home. He had no idea that this initiative would change my life.”

(Joueur d’échecs*, p.13, Fayard, october 2017)

Maxime Vachier-Lagrave, French chess grandmaster (1990-)


* Chess player

Maxime Vachier-Lagrave (MVL) on Wikipedia

Maxime Vachier-Lagrave’s website

All quotes in the Dictionnary of quotes.