By Kirke B. Lawton
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Let your iPad be your game board.
Whether you want to play a role playing game, a war game, or traditional board game, sometimes it's not practical to play with a physical board with real tokens, etc.
Hex Map lets you quickly and easily set up a game on your iPad, iPhone, or iPod touch. Choose from a number of background images, decide whether you want a hex or square playing grid (or neither), and set up your pieces.
Note: Hex Map isn't a game itself. There are no computer opponents or rules or animation. It's simply a gaming aid for you to use with your friends. The impetus for Hex Map was to allow an iPad to take the place of miniatures for role playing games on the road, but don't let that limit your thinking. It's free; give it a try, and enjoy.
This is a free app. If you like it you may be interested in Hex Map Pro. As the name implies it's a non-free, but still affordable, more advanced hex map app.
What's New in Version 1.1.2
Another minor update:
- When more than one token are in the same space, they get a little red number badge to indicate this.
- You choose an east-west oriented hex grid in addition to the standard north-south hex grid (or square).
- Token rotation in hex mode are in smaller increments.
Excellent little app!
This will come is handy for game mastering. I could use it for keeping track of hidden enemy characters. I would suggest the ability to add free form shapes or lines. Then I could use it as a primary gaming map.
Where's the pro version?
It says it's not available for the USA. I've had it before so that's pathetic that it won't allow me to get the pro version. It use to be 5 stars from me. But now that the pro version is inaccessible I give it 1 star. If I could of give it 0.
- Category: Games
- Updated: Mar 26, 2012
- Version: 1.1.2
- Size: 8.1 MB
- Language: English
- Seller: Kirke Lawton
- © 2011 Kirke B. Lawton
Compatibility: Requires iOS 5.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.