Don't be fooled by Abalone's simplicity. But once play begins, you'll see it's a sophisticated game of strategy. Abalone is hugely popular in Europe and is now catching on feverishly in the USA. It takes only a few minutes to learn but a lifetime to master.
This beautiful and functional board has room for two teams of large marbles. Players take turns pushing the marbles around the board, with the goal of pushing six of the opposing player's marbles off the board.
The central idea is that a column of marbles has weight given by the number of marbles in line. Someone will need to push with a heavier group of marbles in order to push the column along that axis. However, with six possible directions, it's difficult to defend yourself perfectly.
What's Inside? Gameboard, 14 White Marbles, 14 Black Marbles, Instructions