Originally posted by sonhouseIf you are envisioning a set of hexagons on a closed surface wherein a player can move from one to another, but if and only if the two share a side, you can possibly escape the problem of depicting the entire figure either mathematically or visually. In the design stage, designate the hexagons H1, H2,... and designate that they have sides H1a-f, H2a-f, etc. At a given 'move', specify the allowable moves in a list. An allowable move might have side H1a being also side H2d, so a player can get from H1 to H2 via that shared side. Of course other hexagons might be depicted as interfaced to H1 as options. Then, when a player reaches a position where he has a limited number of moves, you can visualize the moves as a graphic of the hexagons involved. After each move, the newly available hexagons are visualized and the one that was departed from may be deleted.
How many sides would it have? I am thinking about a game but need to visualize a hexagon in 3d.
Originally posted by iamatigerThis could lead to a tremendous magnetised game!
You can mix pentagons and hexagons nicely to make a football. You could see that as a 3-d shape formed from 20 hexagons and 12 pentagonal holes.
Originally posted by iamatigerThis kind of game would clearly be better digital, no need for magnets and so forth, the magnets would be digital. So a similar question, cubes can be stacked on one another to completely fill a volume, but how many icosahedrons can you stack up with as many faces meeting as possible? Of course there would be voids but that is ok.
I think such a game could perhaps be mounted a bit like a classical globe of the earth rather than suspended. Perhaps the pieces could be steel pegs, fitting into holes with permanent magnets at the bottom. That way they wouldn't all stick together in the box.
Originally posted by sonhouseRight. It has to work on a smart phone.
This kind of game would clearly be better digital, no need for magnets and so forth, the magnets would be digital. So a similar question, cubes can be stacked on one another to completely fill a volume, but how many icosahedrons can you stack up with as many faces meeting as possible? Of course there would be voids but that is ok.
Originally posted by sonhouseHere is an image
I wonder what a house would look like if it was made of stacked isocahedrons?