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It was last modified on: 2007-11-26
 By Graeme C Neatham. Penturanga. Chaturanga on a board with 46 pentagonal cells. (8x5, Cells: 46) [All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
Ben Reiniger wrote on 2010-08-26 UTC
So this is really (locally) a hexagonal game, since each 'square' has six neighbors; is it different (globally) from a standard hex setup?

EDIT: Ah, I missed this discussion a couple years back.  I think perhaps the original comment by Gilman answers my question most fully: it's not a 'standard' hex setup.  It seems too that the piece movement is not standard for hex games, but I don't see anything that forces us to use the pentagonal layout for ease of visualization.  It is neat though how the pentagons have been laid out.