Hex 14×14

Start at: 15:30 August 29 2020 UK time

Finish at: 20:00 August 29 2020 UK time


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Swiss pairings over 5 rounds with a 15-minute time control per player. This event counts towards the Modern Abstract World Championship.

To be eligible for medals and other prizes, please register both here (with your Boad Game Arena username) and on this BGA tournament page:


{To register on the BGA page above 100 Elo points are required. This can be bypassed if you let us know that you want to play and we can send a direct invite to your username on BGA.}

Hex was invented by the Danish mathematician and poet Piet Hein, who introduced the game in 1942 at the Niels Bohr Institute. The same year Hex appeared in the Danish newspaper Politiken under the name Polygon. Hein introduced the game to the readers on December 26, 1942 and during the following four months gave them a problem each day to begin with – eventually two days a week, on Wednesdays and Saturdays. The solution would always appear in the following column. It was independently invented by mathematician John Nash in 1947 at Princeton University. In 1952, Parker Brothers marketed a version. They called their version Hex, and the name stuck. Hex has the simplest rules of almost any game: connect your color edges with a path of tokens of your color. There is also a “swap rule” (also known as a pie rule) which compensates for the inherent advantage of the first player.

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