Six – A Hex playing program for KDE

Well, all this reading about the board game Hex made me want to play. Six is an interesting, capable hex player available for Linux. It’s really very slick, it plays on any board size from 4×4 to 14×14, and at multiple difficulty levels. I’ve only played a few games, but have already learned a lot. Here’s the board from one of my 10×10 games where I played white. I lost, but I thought I did okay in defending.

An Example Game

I’m already learning a lot. One of the neater things about Hex is that since pieces don’t move after you play them, the entire game is right there.

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  1. Thanks for posting your game! I believe Six allows the second player to swap sides after the first move. 1.F5 definitely should be swapped. 1.A4 would have been more balanced. White 4.F8 looks like a mistake. 4.G7 looks better. After 5.H7 I see no way for white to win. The pie rule is advisable on such a small grid.

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