Let your ipad be your game board. whether you want to play a role playing game, a war game, or traditional board game, sometimes it's not practical to play with a physical board with real tokens, etc. hex map lets you quickly and easily set up a game on your ipad, iphone, or ipod touch. choose from a number of background images, decide whether you want a hex or square playing grid (or neither), and set up your pieces. note: hex map isn't a game itself. there are no computer opponents or rules or animation. it's simply a gaming aid for you to use with your friends. the impetus for hex map was to allow an ipad to take the place of miniatures for role playing games on the road, but don't let that limit your thinking. it's free; give it a try, and enjoy. this is a free app. if you like it you may be interested in hex map pro. as the name implies it's a non-free, but still affordable, more advanced hex map app.