The Best Hex Games

Update : Everspell added at rank #24.
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Oaken (2022)

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Oaken, a turn-based tactical roguelike set in the spirit inhabited world. Explore the Great Oak, gather allies and trinkets, learn to use the positioning for your advantage, choose how to upgrade your cards. Wake the spirits and save the Oak!


  • turn-based
  • hex
  • battler
  • card
  • collector
  • creature
  • grid
  • strategy
  • tactical
  • deckbuilder
  • rogue-like
  • board-game
  • tabletop
  • deck

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Brigandine: The Legend of Runersia (2020)

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PC Windows Playstation 4 Nintendo Switch

The continent of Runersia is home to six major powers with more than 40 bases, 100 knights, and 50 types of monsters. Select a ruler, organize knights and monsters into troops, and conquer enemy bases!


  • strategy
  • turn-based
  • hex
  • battle
  • tactical
  • dragon
  • fantasy
  • grid
  • dark
  • rpg
  • map
  • japanese
  • top-down

3

Ozymandias: Bronze Age Empire Sim (2022)

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Mac OS PC Windows

Build an empire in a single sitting. All the strategy of a classic 4X in a faster format, which also shines in multiplayer.


  • hex
  • 4x
  • grand-strategy
  • turn-based
  • asynchronous
  • tactical
  • economy
  • strategy
  • historical
  • grid
  • tabletop
  • management
  • board-game
  • resource-management
  • multiplayer

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Vestaria Saga II: The Sacred Sword of Silvanister (2022)

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PC Windows

Vestaria Saga II continues the adventures of Zade, bringing the tales of him and his companions to a thrilling, satisfying end. They will encounter allies both new and old while uncovering more mysteries behind the vile Margulites and their plan to plunge Vestaria into a new age of darkness.


  • turn-based
  • grid
  • rpg
  • wargame
  • strategy
  • tactical
  • hex
  • movement
  • class
  • character
  • anime
  • pixel
  • fantasy
  • customization
  • rng

5

Shadow Empire (2020)

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PC Windows

Shadow Empire is a sci-fi 4X game with a huge scope where players rule as an absolute leader of a nation on a far-future planet. Discover new technology, invent industrial-scale warfare, and become the most powerful ruler on the planet. The game has a complex, detail-oriented simulation of politics, governance, and economics that complements the focus on technology and warfare. With a diverse and complex universe, Shadow Empire offers a unique 4X wargame experience that is worth playing.


What we like:
  • Deep strategy game with lots of attention to detail
  • Unique planet generator ensures every game feels different
  • Excellent balancing of game mechanics
  • Combines wargame, city builder, empire management, and RPG elements
  • Hours of gameplay without any dull moments
What could be improved:
  • Steep learning curve and complex mechanics
  • Archaic graphics
  • Lengthy end turn times
  • AI doesn't always play by the same rules as the player
  • Requires time and dedication to master

  • 4x
  • turn-based
  • wargame
  • grand-strategy
  • hex
  • strategy
  • sci-fi
  • multiplayer
  • asynchronous
  • war
  • economy
  • management
  • aliens
  • space
  • empire

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As Far As The Eye (2022)

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PC Windows Playstation 4 Nintendo Switch

Build a mobile village and travel with your tribe toward the center of the world, called The Eye. This roguelike turn-based resource-management game is made of procedural situations, natural events, skill-trees and hard choices. Ready to move?


  • hex
  • city-building
  • colony
  • resource-management
  • rogue-like
  • strategy
  • turn-based
  • tabletop
  • building
  • grid
  • management
  • sandbox
  • survival
  • 4x
  • resource

7

Auro: A Monster-Bumping Adventure (2015)

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PC Windows

Auro is a unique turn-based tactical dungeon-crawler all about bumping monsters into the water. Traverse randomly generated maps and create huge spell combos as you compete against rival Kingdoms and rise through the ranks.

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  • turn-based
  • hex
  • strategy
  • dungeon-crawler
  • tactical
  • grid
  • pixel
  • rogue-like
  • board-game
  • 4x
  • toriyama
  • score-driven

8

Fabled Lands (2021)

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Mac OS Android PC Windows

Fabled Lands is a challenging old-school narrative RPG set in an open world. Complete quests, fight, trade goods and develop your character. Explore a vast land of adventure: travel across the war-torn kingdom, survive the plains of howling darkness, and escape the Court of Hidden Faces.


  • rpg
  • rogue-like
  • choices
  • hex
  • party
  • old-school
  • text
  • fiction
  • sandbox
  • turn-based
  • open-world
  • interactive
  • fantasy
  • grid
  • 2d

9

Railway Islands - Puzzle (2021)

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Nintendo Switch Playstation 4 Xbox One PC Windows

Railway Islands is a puzzle game about designing a railway map for a large archipelago. Make a safe path between the stations and let your train deliver all the resources and go to the next island.

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  • grid
  • hex
  • movement
  • trains
  • stylized
  • clicker
  • tabletop
  • minimalist
  • logic
  • isometric
  • point-and-click
  • relaxing
  • colourful
  • cute
  • atmospheric

10

Alina of the Arena (2022)

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Nintendo Switch l Playstation 5 Playstation 4 Xbox Series X Xbox One PC Windows Mac OS

A roguelike deckbuilding tactics game that combines elements from 'Slay the Spire' and 'Into the Breach'. Play as a gladiator to survive. With roguelike deckbuilding and hex-based tactics, no longer bound by simple attack and defense. Make use of dodges and knockbacks to stay alive!

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  • rogue-like-deckbuilder
  • hex
  • rogue-like
  • deckbuilder
  • turn-based
  • grid
  • tactical
  • card
  • strategy
  • pixel

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