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ERIC Number: EJ779068
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 3
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0045-0685
The Game of Hex
Scott, Paul
Australian Mathematics Teacher, v63 n4 p3-5 2007
In this article, the author discusses the game of Hex, including its history, strategies and problems. Like all good games, the rules are very simple. Hex is played on a diamond shaped board made up of hexagons. It can be of any size, but an 11x11 board makes for a good game. Two opposite sides of the diamond are labelled "red," the other two sides "blue" (or, often, "black" and "white"). The hexagons at the vertices of the diamond belong to either side. The game is for two players. One has a supply of red pieces, the other a supply of blue pieces. If the board is of suitable size, draughtsmen make good pieces. The players alternately place their pieces on any of the hexagons, providing that hexagon is unoccupied. Each player tries to construct an unbroken chain of pieces from one side to the opposite side: red to red, or blue to blue. (Contains 6 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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