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Mark Palko
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Here are some other games for a 6x6x6 hex board:

Kruzno -- my favorite, of course

Agon – once one of the world's most popular games. Really deserves a comeback.

Tactex – Hexagonal version of Hein's TacTix

Hexagonal Reversi – Nice variation on the traditional version.

Hexagonal Checkers – Lots of versions to pick from

Does anyone else have any suggestions?

 
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David Bush
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6 cells on an edge is rather small for these suggestions, but as long as you have the pie rule in place, they can still be interesting:

Havannah

Hexade is another Freeling invention. See www.mindsports.nl An order 6 board might be too small for this, but it might be fun to find out.

Hex is possible if you define the border rows so that each player has one slightly longer border row and one slightly shorter. The result should have a sort of reflective symmetry, where the reflection of a black border cell is a white border cell and vice versa. There must be four cells along the perimeter which are each part of two adjacent border rows, black and white. Otherwise draws would be possible, which is antithetical to the spirit of Hex. This would be easier to implement on a board where there are an odd number of cells per side, as all four border rows could be the same length.

Lines of Action seems possible.

You could play Hextris with Icehouse pieces. In this case an order 6 board is larger than usual. There is a three player variant you could try also.

Volcano with Icehouse pieces also seems possible.

There is another Hexagonal chess game invented by van Ginnip, which uses the same size board, the same three color pattern with three bishops, and less pawns. The pieces are mostly the same, although the initial arrangement is along opposite edges instead of corners. The King can move only to an adjacent cell. Pawns are more powerful; they move in just two directions but can capture in three directions, like a bishop but one space at a time.
 
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Try Cyvasse:

https://sites.google.com/site/nonamepublishing/Home/products...

It's a hexagonal (or square, for that matter) chess variant that can be played with a variety of additional elements like piece value (think Stratego) or terrain (like Blitzkrieg).
 
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