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Subject: Remember the name of a hex based blocking game? rss

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Glenn Broadway
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My Dad bought two games back from the US one year (mid eighties?). They were both published by the same company. One was a word game that had hidden grids of letters. It was a kind of pairs/boggle hybrid.

The other, and this is the one I am trying to remember the name of, was basically a turn based board game version of TRON light cycles.

The board was hex based, much like Ingenious but a little smaller. The plastic hex pieces came in two colours and featured a moulded arrow pointing to one of the six sides. The rules were simple. Place a hex down on the board with the arrow pointing to an empty hex. You are not allowed to point to a hex already reserved by the other player. You can travel off one side of the board and back on the other. The aim is to be the last player to move, by blocking your opponent in.

Ring any bells with anyone?
 
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Mark McEvoy
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Sounds almost identical to Point-Blank, except that it was octagon based (well, square grid with orthogonal-or-diagonal 'connections') and not hexagon based.







And I believe your other game is "Dizzy Spell".
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Glenn Broadway
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Perfect! Thanks. No wonder my memory seemed a bit fuzzy... octagons not hexagons!
 
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