|A variant of Volcano played on a hexagonal board instead of a square 5x5 one|
|Trios per color:||5|
|Number of colors:||5|
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|hexagonal board (PDF available)|
|Setup time:||5 minutes|
|Status: complete? (v1.0), Year released: 2987|
Note: These rules assume you know how to play Volcano. They probably won't make sense if you don't already understand the rules for the base game.
What you need
- 5 Icehouse stashes, preferrably including black or white.
- A hexagonal board (see below to download a PDF)
- 2 players
Hexano is a tactical battle between two players. Players take turns moving caps around a playing area filled with volcanoes. This triggers eruptions of colored streams of lava onto the playing field. The object of the game is to capture a collection of icehouse pieces which includes one of every color, and one complete tree of any single color.
Figure 1: Initial Setup for Hexano
There will be five nests of each color, except for one color which will only have four nests. Place the five small black pieces on top of any five nests. Put aside the medium and large black pieces, as they will not be used.
The general mechanics of play are the same as those for Volcano. Please refer to those rules for guidance on how the caps move, how eruptions occur, and when eruptions stop. All of these rules are stay the same in Hexano.
The major difference between this game and Volcano in terms of mecahnics is the shape of the playing field, and the directions you may move the caps. Caps can be moved to any adjacent volcano or empty space. Given the hexagonal arrangement of the board, this means there are at most 6 possible moves for a given cap (as opposed to 8 in Volcano).
Winning the Game
Unlike Volcano, there are no points in Hexano.
- Hexano Board (Black and White) in PDF Format. Printable on Letter (8.5" x 11") size paper.
- Hexano Board (Color) in PDF Format. Printable on Letter (8.5" x 11") size paper.