Hex: A Connection Game

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About this game

“If black is ocean and white is land, and you connect side to side, one cannot pass through the other…"
A Beautiful Mind. Dir. Ron Howard. Universal Pictures, 2001.

The game of Hex was first invented in 1942 by Piet Hein, a Danish mathematician. In 1948 an American mathematician John Nash, the winner of the Nobel Prize in Economics, re-invented the game, which became popular among the students at Princeton.

Hex is a two-player connection game. The rules are stunningly simple, this game can be learned in less than a minute. Each player has an allocated color, usually red or blue. Players take turns coloring a single empty cell within the overall playing board with their colors. The goal for each player is to form a connected path of those cells linking sides of the board marked by their colors. The first player to complete the connection wins the game.

The game is very easy to start, but hard to master. Try to win against the computer engine provided by this app. If you do not like your last move(s), feel free to use the undo button. Using settings increase complexity level, enable swap rule, allow the computer to make first move (with or without swap rule). If you want to learn the best moves try the hint button.

Swap rule: Since in Hex the first player has a distinct advantage, the swap rule can be used for fairness. This rule gives the second player an option to switch positions with the first player after the first player makes the first move. Thus the first player is forced to choose a first move that will not give a definite win.

Please share your feedback, especially if you have found issues or can win easily. Make sure to try all levels including Expert.

Current computer engine of this app is based on implementation by Lutz Tautenhahn.
The Expert level is based on Project Benzene implementation of the award winning MoHex engine.

More information about Hex can be found at:

- Wikipedia: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hex_(board_game%29

- Hex Wiki: http://hexwiki.amecy.com

- Hex Strategy: http://hexwiki.amecy.com/index.php/Strategy

If you prefer to play Hex with a friend, we recommend using two players mode.

Have fun!
Updated on
Aug 19, 2020

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Ratings and reviews

582 reviews
David Layman
June 29, 2022
The hardest ai is quite difficult to beat, and the app is very clean. I've noticed that it swaps the first move every time? That seems like a bug; if I play in a corner, I think that's clearly a weak move, and the ai would do better to instead play in the center, or around my corner move, making that move effectively useless. Just my two cents, the highest level ai consistently beats me. I've won twice out of maybe... 25 games? Great practice
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Ben Padula
May 15, 2023
Hey, really nice game of course, though i doubt you invented it but whatever that's not the point at all, would be cool if you added a difficulty above expert because i feel like it doesn't play optimally given that I'm able to beat it fairly consistently despite me not being super smart. I think i proving the bot should be possible since afaik Hex is solved with the map size you offer Thank you for your consideration!
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Rob F
September 11, 2020
New review: It now works, but the resolution of in game assets, including tiles and the small amount of in game UI, Is terrible with everything looking blurry and straight lines coming off as very jagged. Most of the games UI uses android popups, which is an option for new developers but feels very lazy. Gameplay is fine, but the app as a whole feels terrible. Old review: Game doesnt load. App opens, text box pops up with something about "try expert" and then never load. On Galaxy S8+
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Five Factorial
September 14, 2020
We are really sorry that you feel that way. We tried to keep the interface simple and intuitive. We felt that it is more important to bring this beautiful game to the mobile devices, so more people will be able to enjoy it. We hope you understand.

What's new

1. Fixed loading issue.
2. Added 64bit support.