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# Connection Game

A connection game is a board game in which players compete to develop or complete a type of topological connection with their pieces. This could involve forming a path between two or more locations, completing a closed loop, gathering pieces into a single group, etc. Note that the geometry of the connection is not important for a game to be classified a connection game, but rather only fact that the winning of the game relies on forming some sort of connection (Browne 2005, p. 3).

Note that tic-tac-toe, connect-four, and any other games involving patterns of specific size or shape are not strictly connection games (Browne 2005, p. 9).

Connect-Four, Game of Hex, Tic-Tac-Toe

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## References

Browne, C. Connection Games: Variations on a Theme. Wellesley, MA: A K Peters, 2005.Pegg, E. Jr. "Math Games: A Zillion Connection Games." Mar. 28, 2005. http://www.maa.org/editorial/mathgames/mathgames_03_28_05.html.

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Weisstein, Eric W. "Connection Game." From MathWorld--A Wolfram Web Resource. https://mathworld.wolfram.com/ConnectionGame.html