Hex Empire is, as the name might suggest, a game that allows players to go forth and conquer, enhancing the size of their own empire by taking over the world! It’s a lot like risk, except with a few extra variables and the convenience of an AI opponent so you don’t need to have half a dozen friends come over and play with you. Of course getting ahead in Hex Empire is a matter of both good planning and solid strategy, along with a touch of good luck.
How Do You Play?
The first step of this game is choosing your capital city from one of the four that show up. Each capital has its own set of lands and countryside that the player can occupy to add resources, money, manpower and weapons to his or her arsenal for world domination. Gameplay is turn based, going from one AI to another with the player taking place in the order according to resources and initiative.
Once the player has conquered everything in his or her territory it will be time to clash with the other countries on the board. Players then have to balance where their troops are, as well as how much morale and manpower they’re producing, against the resources they have and what they can sustain. Just as with the real world, it’s sometimes better to give ground on one enemy for now so that another can be dealt with completely. The world will be successfully conquered not with brains or brawn separately, but with a combination of the two.
Tips and Tricks
There are several factors that go into which force will win when conflict erupts. The red number is the morale of a unit, and the black number the amount of troops in that unit. If one unit wins on both numbers, that unit will come out ahead in the battle. On the other hand, if the numbers are a toss up then the closer they are the harder it will be to predict the winner. So whenever possible players should try and come out ahead mathematically. Also, it’s important to carefully assess what the opponents can do, since no one can know what they will do. For instance, if there’s an army moving into position on one side of a player’s lands, it might be a good idea to deal with that threat rather than open up a two front war by attacking an opponent on the other side. A thorough reading of The Art of War will give players a sound strategy base for coming out ahead in Hex Empire.
Play For Free?
There are websites out there that, while they give players access to the games they want, they charge a toll for the privilege. It could be something as simple as a fee to play, or it could be handing over personal information that the players would rather keep to themselves. That is not the case for players who come to us looking to enjoy Hex Empire, or any of the other great games we offer. All players need it a good Internet connection and the time and dedication to get through the game until they’ve conquered the world! For those that like that kind of arrangement, feel free to bring your friends!