Games That Use Hexagonal Tiles
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In games involving movement across a map, the map frequently has a grid superimposed to show how far pieces may move. For a square grid, there is always the annoying question of whether movement may be made on the diagonal, or only into squares that touch orthogonally. Whatever else I may think of Hero Clix, the fact that a hexagonally gridded board isn't used has always bothered me. Monsterpocalypse gives a somewhat novel solution - your units may make one diagonal movement with all others moves either horizontal or vertical - but even that solution seems inelegant.

The problem is compounded when using a modular board made up of tiles. Square tiles are commonly used because squares are easy to cut out, but they still leave the annoying question of what exactly is meant by "adjacent". Are tiles adjacent if they touch diagonally, or only if they are orthogonal?

I list those games that bite the bullet and use hexagonal tiles.
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1. Board Game: Hey, That's My Fish! [Average Rating:6.73 Overall Rank:734]
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This game is the one that made me think of the list. Modular board made up of nice, thick hexagons that should stand the test of time and use by children under six. Blocking game on a square grid? I don't think so. Besides, what a great way to introduce grognards-in-training young children to think in hexagons and not squares.
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2. Board Game: Survive: Escape from Atlantis! [Average Rating:7.31 Overall Rank:253]
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Hexagons make up the sinking island on which all players begin the game. The underside of the tiles, when revealed, may give additional bonuses or hazards.
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3. Board Game: Catan [Average Rating:7.19 Overall Rank:326] [Average Rating:7.19 Unranked]
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Settlers of Catan uses hexagonal tiles to show the different terrains on the modular board. These tiles show what resources may be gathered, and there is no tile-to-tile movement per se, but still, I can't imagine playing Settlers with square tiles.
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4. Board Game: Kings & Things [Average Rating:6.53 Overall Rank:2019]
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Pieces move over these tiles. In addition, if you don't have appropriate terrain tiles for your pieces, then they have no combat value.
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5. Board Game: Kaliko [Average Rating:6.61 Overall Rank:7540]
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An old domino-like game in which you score points by connecting paths on the hexagonal tiles. Given the mod colors, you can tell this game was published in the '60's.
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6. Board Game: Wizards [Average Rating:6.33 Overall Rank:4752]
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This one is a bit of a stretch, because the tiles are hexagons, each made up of nineteen smaller hexagons, so the edges look like they've been cut out with pinking shears.
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7. Board Game: Magic Realm [Average Rating:7.17 Overall Rank:1032]
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Movement is point to point along pathways on the hexes. Terrain tiles are mundane on one side and magical on the other, and the paths don't always match. It's possible to get a set-up where you literally can't get there from here.
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8. Board Game: Neuroshima Hex! 3.0 [Average Rating:7.42 Overall Rank:230] [Average Rating:7.42 Unranked]
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I've not played this game, but it must have hexagonal tiles. The game title says so!
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9. Board Game: Tikal [Average Rating:7.34 Overall Rank:224]
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There are a lot more hexagonal tile games out there. Of the ones I've played, Tikal is by far my favorite.
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10. Board Game: Memoir '44 [Average Rating:7.55 Overall Rank:122] [Average Rating:7.55 Unranked]
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The board has hexes on it, and there are separate hex tiles to represent the terrain (rivers, roads, hills, etc...)
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11. Board Game: Mighty Empires [Average Rating:6.14 Overall Rank:5413]
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Build your map from hex tiles, then move your armies across it to expand your empire and set up battles with your enemies.
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Collectible token game, where the tokens are hexagonal tiles. Some represent lands/places, some represent creatures, and some represent spells or military maneuvers. Designed to be played boardless.
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13. Board Game: Hive [Average Rating:7.32 Overall Rank:214]
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Although it doesn't have a board per se, it does use hexagonal tiles.
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14. Board Game: Tantrix [Average Rating:6.34 Overall Rank:2392]
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15. Board Game: Trias [Average Rating:6.47 Overall Rank:1874]
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Where the movement is not hex-to-hex.
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17. Board Game: BattleLore [Average Rating:7.37 Overall Rank:286]
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Like Memoir 44
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18. Board Game: Taluva [Average Rating:7.18 Overall Rank:443]
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Stacking tiles that are joined hexes.
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19. Board Game: Fast Flowing Forest Fellers [Average Rating:6.52 Overall Rank:1982]
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There is know tile but the board use Hex for direction.
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20. Board Game: Maelstrom [Average Rating:6.62 Overall Rank:4322]
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Similar to, but better than, Sack Armies.
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21. Board Game: Samurai [Average Rating:7.44 Overall Rank:188]
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If Taluva's "joined hexes" count, then these should be included as well.
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23. Board Game: Commands & Colors: Ancients [Average Rating:7.78 Overall Rank:108]
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Adding for completeness...

As bwingrave pointed out, like Memoir '44 and Battlelore, Commands & Colors games have hex terrain tiles.
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24. Board Game: Exxit [Average Rating:6.91 Overall Rank:6009]
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This game use hexes in its purest form, and it is a great, if not very known, game. Here is my homemade set.
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25. Board Game: Escape from Atlantis [Average Rating:6.57 Overall Rank:2011]
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A kids game that have a beautiful use of hexes.
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