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Re: [Review] Hex Hex

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  • Robert
    Thanks for your review. We usually play a little Hex-Hex while we wait for players for more serious games or to close the night if the serious game got too
    Message 1 of 2 , Aug 31, 2004
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      Thanks for your review. We usually play a little Hex-Hex while we
      wait for players for more serious games or to close the night if the
      serious game got too serious.

      Robert Eng
      www.gametableonline.com
      --- In Unity_Games@yahoogroups.com, "Tom Vasel" <kcisnow@y...> wrote:
      > I was able to demo Hex Hex (Smirk and Dagger Games, 2004 - Curt
      > Covert) at Origins 2004, and immediately knew that the game was for a
      > certain niche group. The game that we played was wild; and while I
      > played many good, solid games there, some of the funniest moments of
      > the convention came during my playing of Hex Hex. I was pleased to
      > bring home a copy and realized that the game had great potential,
      > especially among my teenager game group.
      >
      > Hex Hex doesn't pretend to be a game of deep strategy, rather it's a
      > blatant "take-that!" game, where players try to explode a "hex" that
      > is being passed back and forth between players. There is some
      > strategy in the game, but it's mostly just a fun time of passing,
      > multiplying, and blowing up a hex (or two, or three) in someone else's
      > face. The game has a minor annoyance in that some hands end entirely
      > too quickly, but a simple rule variation makes the game much more
      > interesting. Kids pick the game up very quickly, and it makes an
      > excellent game to play before or after the main event. It's
      > especially good in being a game that someone could join in the middle
      > and not disrupt the flow of the game.

      > Hex Hex is primarily going to be a hit with the "non-gamer" crowd, as
      > its ease of game play and simplistic strategy probably won't appeal to
      > those seeking something heavier. But it's incredibly fun to throw
      > hexes, or bombs, or whatever you call them at one another. When
      > people watch the playing of the game, they want to jump right in, and
      > it's possible with Hex Hex. This alone makes it worth it, as the game
      > is fairly inexpensive; and I recommend it for anyone who needs a
      > quick, loud, fun game that they can introduce people to gaming with.
      >
      > Tom Vasel
      > "Real men play board games."
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