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In the context of board games, strategy refers to a player's plan of action for playing and winning the game.

A distinction is often made between strategy and tactics. In this case, strategy refers to a player's overall plan of action considering the global position on the board, whereas tactics refers to specific moves and actions taken in support of that plan, often in a specific area of the board. For example, a player's strategy in Hex might be to occupy at least two corners of the board, and then allow their opponent to connect to one side while blocking the other. An example of a tactic would be to connect a third row ladder by playing the a3 switchback.

On this page and throughout the wiki, the term "strategy" is used more broadly to encompass any topic related to how to play Hex well, including both strategy and tactics. The various "strategy guides" cover both strategy and tactics and provide advice for players looking to improve their skills and increase their chances of winning.

Players looking to improve their strategy are advised to start with the strategy roadmap. It provides a list of skills in the approximate order in which players should learn them.


The opening

  • Opening which links to guides for various board sizes.
  • Joseki shows the typical way to play the corner areas.

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