Kibbitz Listing Game: Hexes Chess Log: tony_quintanilla-hexis_mike-2004-47-140 Mike Layfield wrote on 2004-03-08I think that calling Hexes Chess a 'small' hexagonal chess variant is a mischaracterization. I believe it is an optimally sized hexagonal chess game, facillitating fast-paced, high-conflict play. It may be small compared to the hexagonal variants with 91 hexagons, but I think those variants are over-sized and ineffeicient. Hexes Chess, with its rotational symmetry accommodates a complete set of pieces on 54 hexagons. The beauty of a hexagonal format is precisely that it does more with less. I mean no disrespect to Glinski, McCooey, and others that have designed large hexagonal chess games, but this point seems to have been missed by them. Mike Layfield wrote on 2004-02-21No gambit, no trap. I just made a careless move. Mike Layfield wrote on 2004-02-19Though it uses 54 hexagons, it feels remarkably spacious.