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Hexagonal chess - names of squares. Missing description[All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
Fergus Duniho wrote on 2003-05-03 UTC

The coordinates used for Glinski's Hexagonal Chess are not standard for other games using the same board. I'm sure these coordinates were chosen without any thought given to what kind of standard should be used for hexagonal boards in general. In Game Courier, I provide one standard that people might choose to use. It treats a hexagonal board as a cut-out from a parallelogram-shaped hex board with 60 and 120 degree corners, and standard coordinates are given to each hex in the parallelogram. Game Courier's Developer's Guide gives details.

Message edited 06/18/2010 to refer to Game Courier instead of the PBM.