OriginMade By Paul Sijben
The term Aboyne is taken from "The deeper meaning of Liff." by Douglas Adams and John Lloyd. They define aboyne as: Aboyne (v) to beat an expert at a game of skill by playing so appallingly that none of his clever tactics or strategies are of any use to him.
Anyone playing this game a few times will soon experience the motivations for choosing this title.
SetupAboyne is played on a 5x5 hexagonal board with the following setup.
MoveThe players move alternately. At each turn, each player must move one of his non-blocked stones: A stone may move to an adjacent empty cell or jump over a line of friendly stones landing on the immediate next cell. It that cell is occupied by an enemy stone, that stone is captured.
A stone cannot move into the opponent's goal cell.
GoalGOAL - Wins the player that moves a stone into his own goal cell or stalemates the opponent.
SoftwareYou can use software of Setup Group to play Aboyne on your Android Device.
StrategyAboyne is a game of tactics. Player has to be careful: if they get stones too close to opponent's he or she will not be able to move them. Each stone as a centre of its own force field. Once captured in the force field, a piece will not be able to get away. But this works in both ways! Also this force field helps you when you want to jump over you own pieces