9-Pawn Chess Board
The Hexes 9-Pawn chess board is comprised of 72 hexagons in three colors: umber, amber and sand (dark, medium and light). It is organized into eight ranks (rows) by nine files (columns). Note that the hexagons are skewed in such a way that the ranks which normally slope 30° up and right are now horizontal. This makes learning knight and pawn moves more challenging.
Rank and file coordinates are not necessary to play Hexes Chess but they are useful for noting chess moves because they create an address for every hex on the chess board, and they are necessary when recording a match on a scoresheet using notation.