Abalone is a board game
, created by Michel Lalet and Laurent Levi of the Abalone Games Corp.
It was selected as one of the Mensa
strategy games of the year in 1990.
The board is hexagonal
in shape, and each player has 14 marbles
. Players alternate moving from one to three marbles that lie in a row in any one direction, provided there are open spaces. If you have numerical superiority
, you can push your opponents marbles one space. The object of the game is to push 6 of your opponent's marbles off the board.