Square Grid Connection Games
- Benedikt Rosenau(Zickzack)Germany
The original connection games use a hex grid. They do so for a good reason. On a square grid - which may assume connectivity to the orthogonally adjacent fields or to the orthogonally and diagonally adjacent fields - a cross-cut may form, and the rules have to deal with that in an often not so obvious manner.Recommend
This list is for the games that achieve the goal. They must be played on a square grid with the goal of connecting two opposing sides of the board by an unbroken chain of stones. If you add an item, please explain shortly how the game works (around cross-cuts).
Update: Adding one diagonal to a rectangular grid gives a hex grid. For that reason, I regarded games with pre-marked boards as impure and I wanted to exclude them. If I do that, games with pre-filled boards should be excluded as well. And that would exclude legitimate candidates. Instead, I will group items with pre-marked or pre-filled boards at the end of the list. Emulated hex grids still do not count.
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