2 Handsome Games, the creators of Stay Out of My Dungeon!, is proud to bring you their latest board game, hexaGONE.
In hexaGONE, players take turns placing hexagons from their hand with the intention of creating hexagon sequences which match one of the face up Sequence Cards. The more complicated the sequence, the more the Sequence Card is worth. If a player manages to match a sequence, that player collects the Sequence Card, scores the points listed on the card, and a new Sequence Card is drawn. The player with the most points at the end of the game - as determined by the sum of his or her Sequence Cards - is the winner.
hexaGONE is sort of like abstract Scrabble. Instead of creating words (and then losing a friendship over an argument about whether yex is a real word) players strive to create sequences which match any of the various face-up Sequence Cards. The sequences on the Sequence Cards range from simple 4-hexagon sequence to more complex, longer ones.
Special-Play hexagons add variety to the game by allowing players to do more than just place hexagons onto the board. Here are some of the Special-Play hexagons included in hexaGONE:
- Swap-agon: swap the positions of any two hexagons on the board.
- Draw-agon: immediately draw 2 hexagons. You may exceed your hand size limit for this turn only.
- Move-agon: move one hexagon on the board to a new location
- Bomb-agon: remove a face up Sequence Card then you may immediately draw a new one
Box and rule book included as well. Download a complete copy of the rules here.
ENHANCE YOUR SPATIAL REASONING
hexaGONE is a fun way for kids (and adults) to develop their spatial reasoning skills which are crucial for achievement in math and reading and for higher-order thinking.
Did you know that a coalition of cognitive scientists and education researchers in Ontario, Canada conducted research which showed that spatial reasoning tasks were most engaging and relevant for children when they could manipulate tactile materials like patterns or hexagons? hexaGONE makes developing this skill fun for kids by giving them real-world physical objects to place on a board and encourages them to think through rotations in their mind both of the objects on the board and sequences on the Sequence Cards. (Visit www.childrensschool.org for more information)
The Trent Math Education Research Collaborative has a large body of research that ties spatial reasoning skills to future success in math and reading. Researchers from the University of Toronto created specially designed lessons focus on "specific spatial reasoning skills like mental rotation, visual spatial reasoning, and spatial vocabulary all done in a playful, exploratory style that is developmentally appropriate for students ages four to eight." (Visit kqed.org for more information) hexaGONE requires that players be able to think about mental rotations and visualize a board before and after placing hexagons in order to score combos (i.e. multiple sequences at once).
FUN FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY - CONTROLLING DIFFICULTY
hexaGONE makes it easy to play with the kiddos. Each Sequence Card in hexaGONE has a 3-star rating indicating how difficult that sequence is. The more stars, the more difficult. Simply remove the more difficult sequences from the Sequence Card deck before playing to make it easier on the little ones. There are enough Sequence Cards in hexaGONE to play a full game with only the 1-star Sequence Cards.
Simply put, we want to make this game look and feel as beautiful as it will be to play. Thus, our primary purpose for Kickstarting is to be able to afford the cost of manufacturing and fulfillment. Additionally, the quality of all components will increase if the total pledge amount is high enough.
The more you pledge, the higher quality the components will be. From the box, to the cards, rule book, and hexagons. We will work with our manufacturer - Panda Games - to ensure the highest quality of materials.
At a minimum, the materials used will feel great and be durable. If enough is raised, however, we will work with Panda Games to take it to the next level.
Risks and challenges
2 Handsome Games has successfully Kickstarted before and will use the knowledge and experience from that successful campaign to ensure a smooth manufacture & fulfillment. Risks to backers are minimal as the necessary manufacture, fulfillment, distribution, and solicitation contacts have already been formed, artwork is complete (read: minimalist), and conversations with manufacture, distribution, fulfillment, and warehouse are already underway.
Additionally, art assets for the game are complete. There may be some additional work needed to update various assets to meet compliance standards - for instance, making sure appropriate warning labels are on the box and such or altering colors to meet manufacture printer demands - but this represents an immaterial exposure to risk for backers.
Lastly, as with all Kickstarter campaigns, there is a risk that the campaign manager - me, in this case - will be unable to fulfill your pledge due to unforeseen events. This risk is, of course, negligible and should be no different in this campaign than any other.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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