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I worked on this Nexus 7 (yes, I understand it’s technically “Android”, but I don’t have any other Android enabled devices to test against) application this weekend called “Hex Grid Toolkit”. It’s part of a, hopefully, long series of tabletop applications I’m making for the device to bring some convenience to tabletop game players as well as bring to attention my other site Board Game Toolkit.
The idea behind the app is that while I often like to play hex grid wargames with my friends during lunch and have developed a few rulesets to take advantage of relatively small boards, I’m not the biggest fan of carrying around the game board and having game pieces fall all over a diner table. This applications virtually creates the board as well as allows the ability to manipulate player tokens. This means only dice and player cards are required and you’re not worried about spilling salt over the game board only to wipe it off and lose track of all the pieces.
- 9×14 hex grid
- 6 different hex types: blank, asphalt, grass, water, sand, impassable
- Up to 4 players on a single map
- Hex paint feature for easy hex tile changing
Future Plans: Some features I’m hoping to add down the line would be the ability to save and load maps. This will at least help folks save some time. I’d also like to create a few more graphic sets to change the available hexes to players.
How do I get it? Access this Download Link with your Nexus 7. The app will work with non-Nexus 7 devices, but I can’t guarantee it will look right.