Rule the field by creating organizations from the ground up and dominating the economic markets of Hexonomy. Chain together hundreds of businesses to build the most cost efficient economic empire in this chess-like business strategy simulation.
## About This Game
Hexonomy is a game of strategy and economics. Choose from hundreds of
different businesses to build and use the resources at your disposal to create
the largest economic empire before time runs out. Be sure to keep your eyes
open for any weaknesses in your opponents business strategy, placing the right
business, at the right time, in the right place, could mean the end of it all
for your opponent.
Start with a blank slate. You begin by creating Resource nodes on the map.
These will set the basis of the game. Where you place your first resources
could affect the outcome of the entire game. All businesses derive from a
resources in some shape or form.
From there, you advance into Tiers. Each Tier requires a business from the
Tier below it. For example, a Tier 12 business requires a Tier 1 supplier. A
Tier 6 supplier requires a Tier 5 supplier. And Tier 1 suppliers always
require Resources. The higher the Tier, the bigger the risk, and the bigger
the reward. Higher tiers will requires a wider variety of supplies from
multiple businesses, so you have to be sure that all the suppliers are met.
For each supplier on the map that supplies your business, you get a boost to
efficiency, which results in more money for you.
If you own the supplier to your business, you get a HUGE discount on supplies.
Meaning, chaining the suppliers and business makes great economical sense when
possible. But that may not always be the case.
There can only ever be ONE of any business. Which means if you need birch
wood, and your opponent owns the only tree farm, you HAVE to buy from him. You
cannot decline to buy from a supplier. If the supplier is available, you have
to buy from them, and you have to pay their price. Meaning, if you know your
opponent needs Gold in the future for their Jewelry brokerage, it would be
wise to put down a Gold mine if they haven’t already. You would profit
tremendously selling to your opponent, they wouldn’t get a discount, and that
means leverage by trying to hike the price up as much as possible.
However, they can do the same to you, so its wise to be careful about leaving
any vulnerabilities in your supply chain. These vulnerabilities sometimes may
be unavoidable, since the higher Tier business may already require resources
that your opponent bought early in the game. This is where prediction and
smart calculations will win you the game.
Businesses location and information varies as well. Certain business only do
well in certain time of the year (the time of the game is calculated in a 12
month system, using economic quarters and sprints). Some businesses have
higher shipping costs than others. Some require a higher amount of resources
to produce their product. Other business may have to be placed next to other
tiles. Some business cant be within x amount of tiles of another business.
These placement restrictions and variables make it a little harder to create
good economic chains. However, they can also be used to your advantage in
order to put your opponent in a tough spot. If you know what their strategy
is, you can restrict certain businesses from being built by creating others
that counter those businesses. Knowing the supply and demand will help you
overcome this as you learn about the Hexonomy.
Once you have businesses placed, you can start thinking about how to upgrade.
There are many types of modifiers in the game. Ones that apply to the whole
board, ones that apply to all your businesses only, some that affect an area,
and some that affect a single business. You can purchase these modifiers for
Capital. By doing this, it will effectively cost you Net Worth, but in the
long run, may help generate significantly more income. Spend wisely.
WINNING AND LOSING
As the game goes on, you are constantly trying to increase your company’s Net
Worth. The more property you own, and the more successful businesses you have,
and the more Capital your businesses earned you, the higher your company’s
value. The player with the highest Net Worth at the end of time is the winner.
Create the empire you want! You can choose a hundred different paths to
victory, as long as you have a great strategic and economical mind!