I will start my final thoughts with a fact. I’m not a big fan of abstract games. BUT! This game took me by surprise. Game has a very high replayability. The fact that it’s so easy to teach will allow me to introduce more people to the wonderful hobby that is boardgaming. This is a game that I will definitely keep in my collection.
Why I liked the game:
Extremely easy to teach/learn. Player interaction is great. There’s little to no downtime since you have to keep an eye on what your opponent is doing at all times. You also may want to think a few moves ahead to gain advantage. Though the fact your opponent can block you may make this planning a little difficult. Yes, there’s some luck involved in the game since you get your stack of tiles at random.
The variations presented on the website give more replayability to the game but they may not be for everybody. The solo variant in particular was not interesting. But that was expected given the competitive nature of the game.
“Pass the bag” was my favorite. It makes the game purely luck driven but at the same time makes the game quicker to play. On this variation you put all tiles except the solid color one in a bag, and each player pulls one tile on their turn. If they don’t have a legal move, they keep the tile for the next turn. There’s a couple of other variations that I will let you be the judge of them.
I really recommend HexAgony. If you’re looking for a great abstract game that can be played multiple times in one night, or as a filler game, look no further, HexAgony is the game for you!