A connection game is a type of abstract strategy game in which players attempt to complete a specific type of connection with their pieces. This could involve forming a path between two or more goals, completing a closed loop, or connecting all of one's pieces so they are adjacent to each other. Connection games typically have simple rules, but complex strategies. They have minimal components and may be played as board games, computer games, or even paper and pencil games.
In many connection games, the goal is to connect two opposite sides of the board. In these games, players take turns placing or moving pieces until one side has a continuous line of pieces connecting the two sides of the playing area. Hex, TwixT, and PÜNCT are typical examples of this type of game.
List of connection games
- Bridg-It, also called Gale
- Connect four
- Dots and boxes
- Hex, also called Con-tac-tix, Nash, or Polygon
- Lines of action
- Qua Games
- Shannon switching game
- Through the Desert
- Venice Connection
- Browne, C. (2005). Connection Games: Variations on a Theme. Wellesly, MA: A. K. Peters, Ltd.
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