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watsu

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Connection game (like Hex) with captures
Posted: Nov 17, 2022, 5:04 AM

I'm curious whether anyone has played Onyx, a connection game which has captures. It looks like it's playable at Richard's PBeM server - http://www.gamerz.net/pbmserv/onyx.html


https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Onyx_(game)

Article about Onyx in Abstract Games magazine

Retired from TB Pente, but still playing live games & exploring variants like D, poof and boat


t0afer

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Age: 30
Re: Connection game (like Hex) with captures
Posted: Nov 28, 2022, 8:28 PM

I know Christian Freeling, the designer who runs mindsports and invented Havannah and Dameo, made a couple variants with capture recently.

Lox and Knight Vision I believe.

I haven't played them, but if they're half as a good as Hex, then they're really good.

watsu

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Re: Connection game (like Hex) with captures
Posted: Nov 29, 2022, 4:44 AM

Cool, good to know there are other cap games out there. IDK whether or not I'd enjoy them, just that caps make a huge difference in my enjoyment of Pente over gomoku.

Retired from TB Pente, but still playing live games & exploring variants like D, poof and boat
t0afer

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Re: Connection game (like Hex) with captures
Posted: Dec 1, 2022, 3:55 AM

Yeah Gomoku is fun but pretty much a strong 6/10 for me. It's enjoyable, but nothing like Pente for me.

Both Hex and Pente are 10/10 games. Both just really deep and a lot of fun.

For those interested the Hex community has a discord where live games are scheduled and strategy is discussed. It's pretty active.

https://discord.gg/euyCRjjdjF

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