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Hex Chess

Play Chess on a hexagonal board, in this popular variant from Eastern Europe.




Bored with Chess? Want to try a variant that brings something new to the table? Here is everything you need to play Hexagonal Chess, invented by Władysław Gliński in 1936 and still the best known version of Chess to be played on a hex-based board. Game set includes all the pieces (including the extra Bishops and Pawns) and a notated board, with hexes that measure 1.5" from side to side.

NOTE: Rules for play are no longer included. You may easily find rules for play on the web.

NOTE: Due to The Game Crafter discontinuing their boxes, this game is now published without a box.

Alternative pieces for this set are also available separately:

Hex Chess (pieces only)

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Average Rating 2 reviews
Publish Date August 26, 2013
Edition First
Department Games
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More Info Hex Chess web site

Why buy this?

  • Unique board design, includes notation
  • First commercial edition in decades
  • Take your Chess game to the next level


  • This game does not come in a box.
  • This game contains laser cut components. Laser cut items will have a slight amount of soot around the edges, which can easily be wiped off; and will have a campfire smell for about a week after you open them.


See It In Action

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Own It Played It Fun Priced Well High Replay Value Well Written Rules Nice Artwork


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