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Dear Prof Scott

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Polygon

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Board_game

http://www.scrabble.com/

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Monopoly_(game)

Will it be difficult to design and construct all Board games geometrically viz scrabble, monopoly, snakes and ladders, ludo etc where maximum number of players can exceed 4 ?.

Games like Chess, Checkers can be excluded as it is a 2 player game.

The advantages could be more number of players can play the Board Game. i.e. n>4.

As a example, The scrabble board game rules will remain the same, more tiles has to be constructed for the same.

For example : Hexagonal Scrabble Board, Pentagonal Monopoly,

Octagonal snakes and ladders, decagon ludo game etc.

Awaiting your reply,

Thanks & Regards,

Prashant S Akerkar

I don't believe it would be too difficult to do, but for example, in scrabble,

right now words can cross each other just fine, but in a hexagonal version, there would always be two 2-letter joined together in the third direction when two long words crossed. Maybe a special rule could be allowed.

I have a hexagonal game at my house with marbles. Perhaps you've played it as well.

All of marbles must be moved from a triangle on one side to a triangle on the other.

From what I have seen, if the board is not arranged in squares, it is arranged randomly.

Examples are Risk, Life, and Chutes and Ladders. On the PC, there are multiple games already in hexagonal format. One of them is some of the games found in

http://www.fupa.com/games/1/hexagon.html?gclid=CP-doOiLxrkCFa41QgoddBYAcQ

There is a description of another hexagonal game in

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hex_(board_game)

I have found a fascinating game at http://neave.com/hexxagon/

To play, click on a stone. It highlights where it can move to. Moves can be one or two hexagons away. If either movement is taken,all of the pieces next to you become yours. If a movement of one is taken, it produces a new piece.

There are references on the side for other types of games. They are

Hexagon

Triclinic

Orthorhombic

Tetragonal

Monoclinic

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