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    Published: 2014-01-13, by Peter Warrior.

    The official Abalone game for Android

    8.2
    • The official Abalone App
    • Awesome for newcomers and pros alike
    • All imaginable options
    • Overall, no complaints

    "Time to play marbles again"

    Very well, this is how it works: if you played -thereby loved- Abalone at the time, look for the "download" tab and go ahead. For sure, trust us.

    In case you haven't ever played Abalone, or you haven't even ever heard about it, know that it was one of the latest gifts XX Century gave us, a game that took two minutes to learn but you fell for a lifetime. To start with, this game comes with one of the most comprehensive and useful tutorials ever, indeed we wonder why not all poker, chess and whatever board games for mobile devices don't come with similar introductory features.

    User interface and graphics are above average to what we are used to, looking great even on low end devices. Game brings a level-based "campaign", so solo playing becomes a delight over 60 levels peppered with quite a handful achievements. In addition, all known variants of the game have been included and there's an editor in case that isn't enough. Of course, there's a hotseat multiplayer option to liven up your bus trips, and also an asynchronous online option.

    Anyway, it's how all board game apps should be, able to not only add a new way to play Abalone, but also lure new players into it.

    This is the paid version of it, but there's a free version you might check out first.

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    by Peter , Appszoom

    Jan 13, 2014

    Description

    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? Face the best players in the world with Online Mode by logging in to your Asmodee account!

    Features:
    • Solo:
    - 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
    • Multiplayer:
    - Pass & Play Mode
    - Online Mode

    To find more information about Asmodee Digital, please go to http://www.asmodee-digital.com

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