At our Board Games Club for Adults, we played a new game – Zenix – as well as some we have played before (Pente, Quoridor and Bridg-It).
Zenix (Gigamic, 2000) has nice, chunky, hexagonal wooden pieces in three different colours. It can be played by 2 or 3 players. Players try to build the longest connected chain of their pieces. There is a wooden base; players take it in turns to lay their pieces, eventually forming a pyramid. In the 3 player version, each player has 12 pieces of one colour. In the 2 player version, each player has 12 pieces of one colour, plus 6 neutral pieces to use as blockers. As with many games we play, you need to do two things: make your chain, and also block the other player’s chain. We found Zenix easy to explain and start playing, with a good level of challenge for players who are evenly matched.