Don't be fooled by Abalone's simplicity. The game consists of just a board, 14 white marbles and 14 red marbles. 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. For 2 players, ages 8 years and up.