Baiocchi Figures for Polydrafters

A Baiocchi figure is a figure formed by joining copies of a polyform and having the maximal symmetry for the polyform's class. For polydrafters, that means the symmetry of a regular hexagon, or 6-fold rotary with reflection. If a polydrafter lacks cell-axial bilateral symmetry, its Baiocchi figures must be Galvagni figures or contain Galvagni figures. Claudio Baiocchi proposed the idea in January 2008. Baiocchi figures first appeared in Erich Friedman's Math Magic for that month.

Here are minimal known Baiocchi figures for extended polydrafters with from 1 to 3 cells. Not all these solutions are uniquely minimal.


Holeless Variant




2 Tiles

4 Tiles

6 Tiles

12 Tiles

24 Tiles


Last revised 2020-09-12.

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