Hex (video game)

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Developer(s) Mark of the Unicorn
Designer(s) Steven Linhart [1]
Platform(s) Atari ST (original)
Release 1985: ST[1]
Genre(s) Turn-based strategy

Hex is a turn-based strategy game developed by Mark of the Unicorn and published in 1985 for the then-new Atari ST,[1] and later for the Amiga.[2] The player controls a unicorn that is trying to turn all the hexes on the game board to the same colour. Opponents attempt to turn them to a different colour and thus defeat the unicorn. As the unicorn levels up, new spells are added to its repertoire, but only 5 can be used at any given time.


Gameplay screenshot

COMPUTE! called Hex "one of the most challenging and fascinating strategy games yet devised for a computer".[3]

In a January 1986 review for Antic, Suede Barstow wrote "...Hex is a clean piece of programming and one of the best strategy-board games I've seen on a computer. It sets a high standard for future ST entertainments."[4]


  1. ^ a b c Hex Box. Atari Mania. Cambridge, MA: Mark of the Unicorn. 1985.
  2. ^ "Hex". Lemon Amiga.
  3. ^ Miller, George (March 1986). "Hex For Atari ST". Compute!. p. 60. Retrieved 8 November 2013.
  4. ^ Barstow, Suede (January 1986). "ST Reviews: Hex". Antic. 4 (9).