It's Hexagonal Awareness Month!
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As you may or may not be (ahem) aware, March is Hexagonal Awareness Month:

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As boardgamers, we, of course, should be more in touch with our hexagonal sides (all six of them) then the general populace. I invite you to demonstrate your hexagonal awareness.
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1. Board Game: GIPF [Average Rating:7.12 Overall Rank:727] [Average Rating:7.12 Unranked]
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An easy one to start off with. Ignore the circular markers and what do you notice? Yes, the board is hexagonal. GIPF's blurb states that it "takes place before the Big Bang... There was nothing yet: no time, no space, no matter". But there were hexagons. An important point to bear in mind as we continue.
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2. Board Game: Trains [Average Rating:7.22 Overall Rank:370] [Average Rating:7.22 Unranked]
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Again, ignore the rail markers - though as cubes they can of course be held in such a way that their outline appears hexagonal - and focus on the board. It is made of hexagons. Note the ease with which Earth geography fits a hexagonal grid. Perhaps this should help heighten your perception of hexagons in everyday life.
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3. Board Game: Keyflower [Average Rating:7.89 Overall Rank:43]
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Keyflower represents perhaps the apotheosis of hexagons. To play Keyflower well one needs an acute awareness of hexagons: both those you control and those belonging to opponents. Or perhaps it is they who belong to the hexagons?
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4. Board Game: Star Realms [Average Rating:7.63 Overall Rank:87] [Average Rating:7.63 Unranked]
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"What is this?" you say. "This is a card game, played with cardboard rectangles. They have four sides, as do all quadrilaterals. There are no hexagons here; get this monstrosity out of my sight."

Do not be alarmed. Look closer. Heighten your awareness.



See? The hexagon is there for those with eyes to see.
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5. Board Game: Impulse [Average Rating:6.92 Overall Rank:1158]
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Finally, a word of caution. The board in Impulse may look to be comprised of hexagons - how joyous! Those six sides! But no. It is an illusion; they are but rectangles in disguise. Do not be lured in. Shun the false hexagons and stay true to the Sixfold Path.
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6. Board Game: Hex [Average Rating:6.78 Overall Rank:2563]
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I hope this has been a suitable aid to improve your hexagonal awareness for this glorious month.
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7. Board Game: Takenoko [Average Rating:7.32 Overall Rank:214]
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The japanese (and the japanese-obsessed french) are constantly aware of the perfection of the hexagon, it's in the Bushido code or something.

This game ticks all the right boxes with its hex garden tiles, hex improvements, and six sided weather die.
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8. Board Game: The Castles of Burgundy [Average Rating:8.12 Overall Rank:12]
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Buy Hexagons to place into some more Hexagons!!!
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9. Board Game: Hey, That's My Fish! [Average Rating:6.75 Overall Rank:676]
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jump your penguin meeple from hexagonal ice berg to hexagonal ice berg collecting fish.
 
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10. Board Game: Neuroshima Hex! [Average Rating:7.43 Overall Rank:210] [Average Rating:7.43 Unranked]
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No way this GeekList still doesn't have the hex game of all hex games.
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