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Since i have a large hex table, i'm looking for a hex based starship game.

What i'm looking for is, space ships vs space ships. Maybe objectives in the middle of the map.

The game has to be quite simple so i can play it with my kids.
The models i can make out of legos. I do have D6 dice to play. So i just need rules.


Is there any board games like this?

-Movement hex based
-Shooting range is hex based
-Easy rules
-D6 dice rolling.
 
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Anne G
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Are you looking for something like x-wing?
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Xia: Legends of a Drift System might work for you. I've also been looking into Omega Centauri recently, and it could be cool. Though it may be more complex than you're wanting.
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I think the closest thing would actually be Memoir 44, and add the Air Pack expansion; that's the only one that has hex based movement, hex range, easy rules and dice rolling. It's WWII themed and not space, but you said you can make models out of legos so you could maybe just modify that ruleset.

There's also a hex based rules variant of X-wing called hex-wing that could be worth looking into as well since you're mainly looking for the ruleset. However, that uses custom dice instead of a D6 and probably requires knowledge of X-wing to get working, as well as some of the actual components like the movement dial.
 
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easy rules, hex grid, appealing to kids:
Peep War

(not space-related though)
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The game that would perfectly work with your setup is Classic Battletech: Strategic Operations. This rules supplement creates space combat for Battletech. (The trouble is, Battletech is quite tedious, while it has devoted fans, I don't think it's actually very good)

I think there's ship to ship combat in the new RPG Starfinder Roleplaying Game

As far as board games that use hexes:
Talon is hex based ship to ship combat, its innovative, deep and packs a whole lot in the box. The ships may be larger hex size than those on your table, if they are the same size, this is imo your dream manifest.

And possibly

Space Empires: 4X but as the title suggests it's more of a 4X game though it's hex based with lots of ships and such.

Perhaps an odd reccomendation but there also Leviathans it's a hex based steam punk airship game with cool multi hex models.
 
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http://brikwars.com/rules/2000/1.htm

This is a simple ruleset for Lego combat. I believe it uses measurement rather than hexes, so you could do some kind of simple conversion for each unit to get it to be hex-based. This is a land-based game, so no space ships.
 
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Talon could work.
Star Fleet Battles in all it's myriad editions is still the best for people who enjoy games with that much complexity.
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I'll third the recommendation for Talon. It's a clean, easy-to-use system for multi-ship combat. And there's an expansion coming out.
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Silent Death: The Next Millennium Deluxe Edition is hex based and simple. That is mostly due to the fact it just deals with fighters. It is unfortunately out of print as far as I know but you may be able to get a copy second hand.

There is a Star Wars hack of this which is a stand alone game and free to download called Star Wars: Silent Death Starfighter Combat Game. I use Micromachines for this but anything, including Lego, should work so long as you can tell one ship from another and which end is the front.
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It's been a while, but I thought some of GDW's old space games might qualify. MayDay takes place on a hex map, uses vector movement and D6.

Maybe Triplanetary too, but I never played it.

The games are old, but you might be able to buy them on CD from Marc Miller at FarFuture.net, if your game construction skills are good.
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Triplanetary is getting a brand new version, it's ending on Kickstarter in just about 27 hours:

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/847271320/triplanetary-...
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I should have bid on the old Triplanetary I saw at NBW in 2016.

If it's going kickstarter, you can probably can't get it on CD from Marc Miller.
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It's $45 with US shipping included ... so not a bad price. This version is being offered by Steve Jackson Games, via some very old agreement they had with the designer (the 1990 release they were planning was derailed by the Secret Service raid on SJG).
 
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Star Trek: Catan
May have to print a bit of cards though.
 
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+1 for Silent Death, or the free print and play Star Wars version of it
 
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Triplanetary looks very interesting. Ahh so many choices.
I'll have to do some research on these games.
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+1 Talon
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The Talon rules are not very long, but at 16 pages I would not call them simple, and the counters have eleven ratings on them. I do not see how that fits the bill.

I'd go with Triplanetary.
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M St wrote:
The Talon rules are not very long, but at 16 pages I would not call them simple, and the counters have eleven ratings on them. I do not see how that fits the bill.
It still beats X-Wing in almost every regard; weight ratings are very close (about 2.4).
 
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JspFin wrote:

-Easy rules


Good game though it is, you don't want Star Fleet Battles
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Imperial Stars II
 
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The Silent Death rulebook is available as a PDF download from Wargame Vault; it uses more types of dice than only D6, though. Mayday's rulebook is freely downloadable from the internet, and is probably a better choice to play with children (under 12 years old)
 
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avdtweel wrote:
Mayday's rulebook is freely downloadable from the internet, and is probably a better choice to play with children (under 12 years old)

Is there a link for that?
 
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