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Subject: Octagons... what do I do with them?!? rss

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Chad Martinell
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I recently decided to make a custom Hive set, and I ended up buying Octagon tiles rather than hexagon tiles! I still haven't gotten the hex tiles to make my Hive set, but now I'm wondering what to do with 25 Hex tiles! I tried searching key words for "octagon" but none of the games that came up seemed like they would work. Does anyone know of a game that I may be able to use them for?

The tile sheet that I got also came with 25 small square tiles (to fill the holes when the octagons are laid out).

I guess if there isn't something I like, then I'll just have to make my own game up.
 
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I guess if there isn't something I like, then I'll just have to make my own game up.


There are worse fates.

The one shape where you'd think you'd be able to do something with it and it doesn't work. Maybe the world needs a game with octagonal tiles?
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You could buy some squares also (and maybe some pawns), then start from this geeklist, and invent your abstract game that combines tetrakis square movement with tile placement...
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Crosstrack uses octagonal tiles (32 apparently), and small square tiles to fill in the gaps.
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A competitive track placement/race with octagonal dominos, with a playful theme such as a 4-legged potato-sack race.

Alternately, you could sandwich 8 razor blades facing out at each edge, and have yourself some ninja self-defense discs - to ward off intruders and the neighbor's dog, from the comfort of your own balcony.
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Get yourself some appropriately sized squares and do
a "home-made" version of Keythedral:
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Make Microbe with the octagons, and Micropul with the squares.
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You might be able to construct an Octi set - you would need to make it possible to add "prongs" to each side of the tiles (lots of little peg-holes?). It's a good game, but the pieces are problematic.

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chadmart wrote:
. . . . I'll just have to make my own game up.

I smell a potential contest
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Paolo Robino wrote:
You could buy some squares also (and maybe some pawns), then start from this geeklist, and invent your abstract game that combines tetrakis square movement with tile placement...

A similar abstract game already exists. It is a connection game named Stymie that was created by a BGG member:

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However, it would require 64 octagonal tiles and 49 smaller square tiles. Of course, a smaller 5x5 board could be created with 25 octagonal tiles and 16 square tiles. Each player would also require a supply of markers (Go stones would work nicely).
 
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