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I am trying to come up with some ideas how to create a hexxagonpattern board to make my own Hexxagon game:

http://www.neave.com/games/hexxagon/

The only idea I have so far is to saw a bunch of hexagonpieces out from wood and glue them to another board and use Othello pieces as gaming pieces. I want the board to look really nice so handrawing the hexagonpattern on a piece of paper is out of the question.

Any other ideas how to make a really nice board for this kind of games?

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If you have access to a nice printer, there is this webpage that allows you to make Hex graph paper in your choice of dimensions.

http://www.incompetech.com/beta/plainGraphPaper/

Alternately, a Chessex mat works for a variety of hex-based applications. I bought one for game design and general play.

http://www.chessex.com/mats/Battlemats_Megamats.htm
 
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If weight is not an issue, than you can make an "industrial" themed board by attaching (gluing, tacking, spot welding, etc.) hex nuts to a piece of plywood or sheet metal and then use ball bearings or marbles for your playing pieces.
 
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This idea I like... have too look into it a bit though if I can find any pieces with the right shape. The weight is not a problem... would like to have it as a coffeetableitem anyway
 
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juman,

I'm currently designing a game that uses hexes in a tile-laying game. I simply use Word, which has decent drawing elements, including hexagons, which I pull onto a page, duplicate and move to generate a full-page hex sheet, similar (I suspect) to the patterns available on line. My biggest issue is, at least in this incarnation of the game (playtesting, so I'm not too worried about the graphics just yet), is gluing the pages to cardboard and cutting out the hexes. For me squares would be easier, but hexes seem more, I don't know, realistic.

I realize this won't help, but it's fun to write.

Hee, hee.
 
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well, if you're looking for something that would lay flat like a flat game board, you could have someone with photoshop, or better yet, 3d studio max come up with the board and you could get a nice print at a local print shop.

i did this with a school project for a board game a few years back.

I'm a 3d artist so i modelled the 'game board' in 3d max, got a high quality poster sized kinko's print, and had it laminated.

then i glued & stapled it to the smooth size of an equal sized piece of masonite that had a fram underneath it to keep it from ever warping (though a small enough piece wont warp anyways. Used some wood to go over the staples, then painted the edges up nice, and went over the whole board with some clear varnish that gave it a nice antiqued effect. it looked pretty good.
 
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I'm a 3d artist so i modelled the 'game board' in 3d max, got a high quality poster sized kinko's print, and had it laminated.

then i glued & stapled it to the smooth size of an equal sized piece of masonite that had a fram underneath it to keep it from ever warping (though a small enough piece wont warp anyways. Used some wood to go over the staples, then painted the edges up nice, and went over the whole board with some clear varnish that gave it a nice antiqued effect. it looked pretty good.


Wouldn't happen to have a pic of that kicking around your hard drive would you? It sounds great!
 
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Gary Webster,

Depending on your printing size: print them out on full sheet sticker labels or use the mounting spray from 3m and coat the back and then mount it.

Hope it helps!!

Jason Henke
 
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robot I made a prototype of the game Siegestone. I use wood disks that I bought from the crafts store (Hobby Lobby) and glued them to a wood board following the hexagonal pattern of the game. Circles or disk adapt pretty good to hexagonal patterns. I do not know if this is a mathamatical coincidence, but all of the disks are of the same size and surprisinly with seven of them you form a hexagonal pattern;one in the center and the other six around it. Just another idea for this game.
 
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