Hex board game to play in real Hex, Havannah

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Hex board game to play in real
  • P_Guz at 2023-05-13


    Has anybody found and can recommend hex board game to play in real?

    I have found sth like https://www.amazon.com/Hexus-Board-Game-Traditional-Collectors/dp/B09TWVD2YJ and https://piethein.com/shop/183-games-amp-puzzles/2192-con-tac-tix-oak/ (and this seems to be 12x12) but I am wondering about some other options?

    Thanks for replies.

  • lazyplayer ★ at 2023-05-13

    I can sell you my 13x13 for 200 euro, contact me in private for more information! :)

  • HappyHippo at 2023-05-13

    Vintage Con-tac-tix boards by Skjode of Skjern (they look like this ) appear on ebay now and then. That's how I got mine.

  • Oakmoss at 2023-05-13

    I found a cheap Hex board and pieces at a thrift shop, but it's 7x7, which isn't particularly thrilling.

    Regarding Hex and numerous other games, I remain very tempted to simply make my own by hand. There are so many materials to use alone or in combination–different types of wood, staining, paint, and pyrography, glass, clay, metal, paper, 3D printing, textiles… probably the simplest I can think of for something like Hex is using acrylic paint and a stencil to paint a hexagonal board (or just painting lines, depending on the style you want) onto wood or heavy cotton canvas, and use flattened glass gems or painted slices of dowel as pieces. It's not particularly glamorous and it does take time, but it's fairly durable, comparatively inexpensive, won't leave you waiting for offers to pop up, and you can make it any size and style you want.

  • scottsitar at 2023-05-14

    I got a Chessex Reversible Battlemat (tiled squares on one side, tiled hexagons on the other), combined with piles of aquarium stones from a pet store in various colours. They fit perfectly and you can play lots of different games on it, provided you don't mind it's a bit low tech.

  • Ok22 at 2023-05-14

    Recently https://nestorgames.com/ sold sets for hex (size 14x14 and may be more).
    As to now, I don't know. This site has become very poorly loaded with my inet provider.

  • HappyHippo at 2023-05-14

    Oakmoss: I've made my own board before using MDF and a sharpie:
    hex board

    I used an approach modified from these instructions for a go board: Homemade Go Board

  • David J Bush ★ at 2023-05-15

    WOW Matthew nice work. It looks like an XY plotter was used. The beveled edges are amazing.

  • HappyHippo at 2023-05-15

    Thanks, more pictures here

    I also made a 15x15 that turned out a little better, but I don't have pictures of it. For that one I put dots at the 4-4 points like a go board as well.

    Lines are done with just a straightedge and a sharpie. You have to be very precise for this style because 3 lines meet at each point. With the go board, only two lines meet at a point so if you're off slightly it won't be noticeable, but with this board if you're off slightly you'll get a small “triangle” where the three lines are supposed to meet.

  • Arek Kulczycki at 2023-05-15

    Any piece of wood is good enough ;)

  • Arek Kulczycki at 2023-05-15

    Hah, sorry, I didn't think of scaling the picture manually

  • Eykca ★ at 2023-05-16

    I've made Hex/Havannah/etc. boards using kitchen backsplash tiling that i've found at home improvement stores. I spray-painted mine, but they look pretty good as is as well.

  • Mason Mackaman at 2023-05-17


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