Expand your collection of hexagons to block your opponent

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Second player's name: [Blue]

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Hexpand Instructions

Take it in turns to select hexagons which change colour to blue or red depending on which player has selected them.

You can then, in turn, select more hexagons which are adjecent to the most recent hexagon you selected. You will gradually build up a block of hexagons in your colour.

The objective of the game is to block your opponent. If your opponent has no more free hexagons to choose from (adjacent to the last oine they chose) then you are the winner and can claim a trophy.

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