### Connection game : Fertility

Posted:

**Thu Jul 13, 2017 10:05 am UTC**This new game is based on the idea of fertility.

Each player has 3 kind of pieces :

- males (3)

- females (3)

- off-springs (the number will depend on the size of the board)

Each player has pieces of the same color (blue versus red for example)

Hex Board : 11x11

Blue (or red) has then 3 males, 3 females and 55 off-springs

Rules :

The board start empty

Blue start first

On his turn a player drop one piece on an empty hex case : either a male, either female, either an off-spring.

And players alternate

There game ends when all the board is full

Then start the score counting :

The red begins the counting by linking a male to some female and removing all the off-springs connecting the chosen male and the chosen female. He must do it for the 3 males and the 3 females. He must chose the longest path possible but he must keep in mind the order of removing the off-springs. Changing the order could disrupt some connections. This phase is the hardest one. His score will be equal to the removed off-springs.

Blue player has to do the same counting process.

The males and females are not counted.

During the counting process a player can remove only his own color pieces.

The player with the best score wins the game.

The first player has a slight advantage.

Is there a strategy to win for any of the players?

Thank you.

Each player has 3 kind of pieces :

- males (3)

- females (3)

- off-springs (the number will depend on the size of the board)

Each player has pieces of the same color (blue versus red for example)

Hex Board : 11x11

Blue (or red) has then 3 males, 3 females and 55 off-springs

Rules :

The board start empty

Blue start first

On his turn a player drop one piece on an empty hex case : either a male, either female, either an off-spring.

And players alternate

There game ends when all the board is full

Then start the score counting :

The red begins the counting by linking a male to some female and removing all the off-springs connecting the chosen male and the chosen female. He must do it for the 3 males and the 3 females. He must chose the longest path possible but he must keep in mind the order of removing the off-springs. Changing the order could disrupt some connections. This phase is the hardest one. His score will be equal to the removed off-springs.

Blue player has to do the same counting process.

The males and females are not counted.

During the counting process a player can remove only his own color pieces.

The player with the best score wins the game.

The first player has a slight advantage.

Is there a strategy to win for any of the players?

Thank you.