PVC Hex board



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I became aware of Hex from Martin Gardner’s book, ‘Mathematical Puzzles and Diversions.’ This is where most of the information in the video comes from, but the Wikipedia article reads almost exactly like it. I really do have every intention of making a nicer wooden board in the future, but there is a technical challenge to overcome. Making an end-grain board would be the simple approach, by simply ripping hexagonal boards that could then be cut into slices and glued together. This approach would diminish the beauty of the wood, and so I would prefer to construct the board from face-wood hexagonal tiles. The problem inherent in this technique is that it requires a method for producing hexagons that are both precise and consistent. I would also like to ‘dish’ each tile, giving each a concave seat for the game piece. This would allow for easy placement of the game piece, as well as the ability to use traditional ‘Go’ styled pieces. These considerations, as well as thinking about how difficult it will be to make the two-toned border trim, are the well-deserved rationalizations for my persistent delay in making it. I am, however, stubborn; I always get what I want. And typically, I will procrastinate until I get it. Why on Earth are you still reading this? I’m just killing time while this uploads. Until next time…

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42 thoughts on “PVC Hex board”

  1. I scrolled down the comment section abit… but no one mentioned this that I could see.

    If you like Hex. Look at the game Go or iGo. You may also enjoy that… but goodluck trying to master it!~

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  2. Great looking board! Thanks for taking the time to show it to us with this video!

    Years ago I made a board with wooden hexes, which were taken from another board game I had. It turned out okay and I later sold it on eBay. I also once made a board with wooden circles.

    Ideally, if the pieces you are using are colored black and white, I think the board should be a third, neutral color, rather than also colored white. (Gray, for example.)

    In your demonstration game, which starts at about 5:52, it's not clear in which side White is trying to connect and which side Black is trying to connect… since the sides of the board aren't marked. (I suspect the two players knew, which is what's important.)

    More importantly, it doesn't look like you played with the pie rule. White's first move was exceptionally strong… Black should have swapped. The pie rule helps to prevent the first player from making too strong of an opening move. (Hex is a first-player win, of course, for any size board, although on larger boards it's not know what that strategy is.) But on an 11 by 11 size board, which is actually rather small, going first without the pier rule is a HUGE advantage.

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  3. this game is stupid! whoever get the first turn will always win unless one of the players don't know how to play.

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  4. There is one way to play hex, and that is by playing symmetric to your opponent; whoever made the first move wins the game.

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  5. You have crud inside at least two tubes that I see. You can't play a proper game with cruddy tubes so the "win" doesn't count.

    Sorry, that's just basic science. You should have known better…

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  6. "Fume effect simulated for realism."

    The word "dope" as in "doped up" or "dopey" comes from when aircraft were covered with cloth that was held in place and sealed with a product called dope.

    It's a nitrocelluous product that if you use it without wearing a respirator or VERY good ventilation will really mess you up.

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  7. A nice wooden tray built custom to the hex board, would be nice. Perhaps on "two,sides" you can make q bit of a "cubbie" for the marbles. Give it a bit more stability, look nice, and easily keep everything together. I am disabled and bad with tools…and I can't draw a straight line with a T-Square. You are a great engineer and woodworker and I have really enjoyed your videos. Wish I,had your great skill.

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  8. Don't know if it has been asked before but couldn't you've just made a wooden frame to stabilize the pvc structure gluing it to a rhombus shaped board? However, as always a wonderful job – keep it up!

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  9. What about drilling out holes for a wooden game board kind of like Chinese checkers. It also might be useful to have dishes for both players to store marbles so if you are playing on a table or the floor the marbles won't get away from you.

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  10. Yeah, I felt cheated that you didn't tell me the rules. 🙁 I don't care so much about who invented it… how do I play?! (Okay, okay, I'll go look it up… blegh)

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  11. with a little tweaking this could double as an abalone board.
    ive been pondering, how to make an abalone game for some time, but this 2 in 1 solution would be even nicer. thanks for the idea! =)

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  12. If you have not figured it out yet, I know a way to make a wooden hex board with perfectly aligned segments and requiring no skills whatsoever. 

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  13. How do you think you would approach cutting  a hex dowel?   A jig to do the dibbles shouldn't be to much trouble. Trouble is I'd get carried away and want to use several kinds of wood  and give each piece a trim. 

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