HexArena

Expand your kingdom, build camps, towers, castles and send your armies to capture the enemy’s land. Play HexArena.io now!

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About game

HexArena.io is a multiplayer strategy game about area control, that allows you to use strategy and tactics to build yourself an entire empire inside a hex shaped arena. It is you vs another real live player, you will be tasked with taking over land as well as defending what territory you already have, Heavy is the head that wears the crown and if you choose to take on the game you will see it is fun but extremely challenging. But, it wouldn’t be a game worth playing if it was easy would it? The ELO ranking system allows you to play against those at your level. Can you make it to the Top 20 Player list?

The goal is to capture the Opponent’s Capital or have the most tiles by the end of the timer. You must Claim tiles by buying them or Capture tiles with the Armies you send from your structures. By spreading out on the map and claiming Villages, you will receive a timed income. With that income, you can train Armies, build structures, build Houses, or upgrade structures.

Controls

  • Move Camera: WASD or Mouse
  • Zoom: Q E or Mouse Wheel
  • Interaction: Left Mouse Click
  • Cancel Action: Not possible! Click Wisely

Game Modes

  • 1v1: Play against another Opponent
  • 2v2: Play with an Ally against two other Opponents, share gold and send Armies to help.

Game Mechanics

Actions are done by spending Gold. Gold is collected through Villages over time, shown in the bottom left. Claim neutral tiles by paying 1 Gold, or send Armies to capture them.

You can only capture Opponents tiles using Armies. Any disconnected tiles from your Capital are lost. Surrounding Opponent’s or neutral tiles captures all inner tiles.

Work your way to the Opponent’s Capital to win or defend the most tiles until the timer runs out.

Strategy

  1. Capturing and Claiming tiles is essential. Spread out to capture Villages and gain positioning to defend and attack.
  2. Secure Opponent’s or neutral Villages to gain money over time – destroying them with Armies secures instant income.
  3. Conquer the map! Villages and chances to flank your opponent are hidden in the fog.
  4. Be careful about how much money you spend! A higher income does not guarantee a win if the money is wasted.
  5. Send your Armies with purpose. A well-timed deployment can be a huge advantage.
  6. Capturing the Capital is one way to win – but defending the most tiles until the timer runs out secures a win.

Game parts

Hexagon

  • A 2D shape with six straight sides and angles.
  • The tiles on the map

Claim Land

  • Click an adjacent tile to your own and buy it for 1 Gold

Capital

  • Protect your own, destroy the Opponents
  • Starts with an Army
  • Trains Armies

Villages

  • Gain income per House, automatically builds houses over time
  • Claims adjacent tiles when destroyed
  • Opponent’s and neutral Villages are destroyed by armies and ransack money
  • Armies can pass through your own Villages
  • Can build an extra House in Village for 4 Gold

House

  • The more Houses a Village has the higher the income
  • Can be built in your Villages

Camps

  • Costs 6 Gold
  • Built on your tiles
  • Cheaper on Forest Tiles
  • 0 health
  • Opponent Armies pass through after destroying
  • Destroyed Villages capture camps
  • Can hold an Army
  • Upgraded to Towers

Towers

  • Costs 6 Gold
  • Upgraded from Camps
  • 2 health
  • Opponent armies do not pass
  • Destroyed Villages do not capture Towers
  • Can hold an Army
  • Upgraded to Castles

Castles

  • Costs 14 Gold
  • Upgraded from Towers
  • Start with one Army
  • 3 health
  • Opponent armies do not pass
  • Destroyed Villages do not capture Castles
  • Can hold an Army
  • Can train an Army
  • Cannot upgrade

Armies

  • Costs 4 Gold
  • Trained in Castles
  • Capital and Castles start with one Army
  • Travel 5 tiles in any direction capturing tiles
  • Stop at Mountains, Forests, Towers, Castles, Capitals
  • Destroy Opponent and neutral Villages
  • Collide with Opponent Armies
  • Can be sent to and stored at your Camps, Towers, Castle, or Capital
  • Stored armies protect from an attack by Opponent Armies and are lost after
  • Sending an Army into one of your own stored armies forces it in the same direction

Forests

  • Captured by an Army
  • Armies stop after capturing
  • Each tree makes constructing Camp 1 Gold cheaper
  • 3 or 4 Trees per forest
  • Grow on unclaimed tiles
  • After Camp construction, destroyed

Mountains

  • Captured by an Army
  • Armies stop after capturing
  • Opponent Mountains cannot be captured by Armies
  • Can be captured by adjacent destroyed Villages

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