Tim Derebenskiy contacted me, not recently, but a while ago about his board game Hexxy. It's very similar to an old game whose name escapes me. The object is to acquire more spaces than your opponent. There's an Othello feel to the game.
Here's what I particularly like about Hexxy: there are different board shapes. Also, you can play against somebody, or you can play against the computer.
Tim is still in high school!