Playing Abalone Game at Stemland Udavi: A Fun and Educational Experience

~Durai, Kugan

At STEMland in Udavi school, learning new games is always a fun and exciting experience. We work with the 10th graders in their classrooms and don’t have as much of an opportunity to engage with the games at STEM Land.  However, recently, we had the chance to try out Abalone a very popular game among children at Udavi school and we had a lot of fun with it.

Before diving into the game, we took the time to understand the rules and mechanics of the game. For those who have never played Abalone before, it is a two-player strategy game where the goal is to push six of your opponent’s marbles off the board in any direction while keeping your own marbles intact. The game requires critical thinking, strategic planning, and as we were novices a bit of luck as well.

Playing Abalone at Stemland Udavi provided an opportunity to not only have fun but also use critical thinking and strategic planning. We could see how this could improve the cognitive abilities of children while enjoying the game. Having played it, it is not a surprise that Abalone has been named “Game of the Year” in several countries, including Switzerland and France, due to its unique design and engaging gameplay. The game has even sold over 4 million copies worldwide.

Overall, Stemland Udavi is a great place to try out new games and learn new skills. With its friendly and welcoming environment, it’s the perfect place for anyone who wants to have fun while expanding their horizons be it children learning Mathematics or youth coming in to learn programming/electronics/VLSI design.