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Subject: Chameleon rss

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Ian Henry
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I am certainly not the inventor, but this is a very unique variant wherein either player can place either color stone, and can win with a connection between their edges of either color. More complete rules can be found on Hexwiki:

http://hexwiki.org/index.php?title=Variants_using_the_same_e...

Or on Tabletop:

http://tbltop.com/2009/06/chameleon.html
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David Molnar
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Another color-based variant is Nex (for Neutral Hex). There are three colors of stones, one for each player and one neutral color. (Unlike most Hex variants, this could not be played by coloring in hexagons on a sheet of paper.) On your turn, you may either
* place one stone of your color, and one of the neutral color, or
* convert two neutral stones to your color, and also revert one of your own stones to neutral.
 
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David Molnar
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Similar to Chameleon is Jade, which is in the book Connection Games, and also playable at Richard's pbem server. Played on a Hex board, there are two colors, and a player can choose which one to play on their turn. One player is designated "Cross", and the other "Parallel". Cross needs to create a group in either color connecting all four sides; Parallel need to create groups in both colors, connecting either the two vertical sides or the two horizontal sides, as in Hex. A non-rhombus board apparently balances out the goals; 9-by-11 is suggested.

It sounds a bit like Unlur, with the unequal goals. Curious if it is feasible to adapt Unlur's "contract phase" to a color-confused game.
 
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