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Link to: Hexes Chess

Hexes Chess is a Hexagonal chess variant, on an elongated board with 54 hexes, using orthodox pieces. The game includes enhanced Pawn movement and castling.

The game is since end 2003 commercially available. The website of the game: gives information on the available sets, how to order it, and more.

You can use this web site to play the game in manual mode. The Flash html file enforces the movement rules but does not provide computer play. The site provides nicely illustrated game description, piece movement, and game rules. 

"How to Play" link to:

Hexes Chess:


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Link submitted by Mike Layfield. Edited by Tony Quintanilla. Later edited by Hans Bodlaender. Webpage created: June 2003. Last modified: November 24, 2003.