The knight travels the Hexes Chess board in a unique way. A knight reaches its destination by moving two hexes in any direction through the sides of the hexes, then veering 60° either forward-left or forward-right to an adjacent hex. (Note that moving the knight one hex, then veering two acheives the same destination.) Knights always move to a hex of a different color. The knights are the only pieces that can leap over obstacles and therefore cannot be blocked. Each player begins the game with two knights.