Discover our new version with brand new graphics inspired by the latest edition of the famous strategy game. Abalone has been one of the best games around for nearly 30 years, known for its hexagonal board and black and white marbles. The goal of this abstract board game is simple: push your opponent’s marbles off the board! But beware, it’s not easy to master, so keep your wits about you and rise to the challenge!
HAVE A PLAN OF ATTACK...
Create a plan of attack to push your opponent’s marbles off the board. On every turn, you can move one space in any direction with 1, 2, or 3 lined-up marbles. When you’re in a Sumito position (that is, when your marbles both outnumber and are in contact with your opponent’s) you can push their marbles out! For example, you need three black marbles to push one or two white marbles. There’s no use in rushing; it’s better to take your time and think of every possibility since one hasty move can put you in a bad position and let victory slip through your fingers.
...AND HAVE A STRONG DEFENSE.
If you want to win, the key is not to attack, but rather to take specific positions with certain combinations of moves. Just like in chess and checkers, you can try to create traps by sacrificing marbles or strategic positions to block your opponent. The most dangerous contact points are at the edges of the board, where a bad move means losing a marble or the whole game! Sometimes, it’s better to be patient if you want to win!
DON’T CONFUSE FORESIGHT AND HASTE
The keys to victory are looking ahead and analyzing your opponent’s play. Although the game is easy to learn, it requires strategy and thought. To hone your strategic thinking, the game offers several modes that let you review your games play by play. For example, Challenge Mode helps you become a true Abalone master, one move at a time. The challenges get harder as you advance. For example, at first you must push out a single marble only to win a challenge, then two, and the master will get progressively tougher.
PLAY ALONE OR WITH FRIENDS
Play alone against the computer with Challenge Mode and Free Play Mode, or play against your friends. With Pass & Play Mode, you can duel on the same device! Tired of playing your friends? Log in to your Asmodee.net account to face players from all around the world and make your way to the top through the new ranking!
- 3 levels of difficulty against the AI (Easy, Medium, Hard)
- A solo campaign with unique challenges
- A game mode that lets you create your own game, your own rules, and place the first marbles
- Pass & Play Mode
- Online Mode
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• Available in English, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, and Dutch.
The 2.0.3 patch includes these fixes :
Bugged in game achievements unlock conditions are now fixed.
Chat now supports special characters.
Chat text overflow is fixed.
Inconsistencies that appeared sometimes between the player's rank and its value in leaderboard are now fixed.
Ratings and Reviews
Love everything except for one thing
Can the zoom key please be removed? Every time I'm trying to undo a move, the zoom is triggered instead. Now I have to zoom out and try again and again it does it. It gets really annoying. I've never had to zoom in ever.
"Timed" levels ruin game
It's an OK game, I guess, but in trying to make it "harder" as you progress, instead they just made it more annoying. It's a strategy game, but for no reason at all, they start giving you time limits, so you have to rush and don't really have time to think about your moves. If you stop to think, you could be playing the waiting game, and then because you took a second to long to think about a move, you lose. That's not fun at all, it's just annoying. If the fun part of the game is thinking and strategy, you shouldn't have to rush through it, you should be able to think and strategize.
UPDATE: Tonight I came back to this fame after a long break. It took 2 minutes to remember why I abandoned it: one of the "timed" levels is virtually impossible, and unless you get lucky and guess right (since you don't have time to think and strategize your moves) you just keep losing the same level over and over again. And it doesn't let you skip a level, so you're stuck either playing the same impossible level dozens of times, or just deleting the app.
I deleted it.
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Great game, needs some fixes
I’ve been having a great time playing this app. There’s plenty of variety with different maps, between custom ones and a host of challenges and such.
Of course, this only matters if I can open the app. After finishing a challenge, it crashed and now crashes on opening.
I’ll change this to a five star if this sort of thing gets fixed, but for now it’s a bit frustrating.
- Asmodee Digital
- 51.5 MB
Requires iOS 7.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
English, Dutch, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish
- Age Rating
- Rated 4+
- © 2018 Digital game published by Asmodee Digital. Abalone® is a registered trademark. All rights reserved.
Challenge friends and check leaderboards and achievements.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.