A game by Michael Amundsen and Alek Erickson, created June 2021.
 
Materials: Hexhex size 4-6 grid, black/white tiles, and neutral stones.
 
hoop positionRules
Each turn:
First, place a neutral stone on an empty cell (or replace one of your tiles with a neutral stone),
Then, claim a cell by placing a tile of your color on an empty cell.
 
You cannot place a stone, or a tile, in cells claimed by your opponent.
 
If you cannot claim (place a tile), you may still place (replace a tile with) a stone.
 
Balancing mechanism: on the very first turn, the first player only claims a cell, but does not place a stone.
 
Goal: The player that forms a loop (a chain around at least one cell) of stones, wins.

Play Hoop interactively

 
 

 

Hoop © 2021, Michael Amundsen and Alek Erickson