This was an interesting map. By turn
3 each player had an empire of 17 worlds with exactly 14 unknown borders
(2 off each ring 3 world). In fact, each player would meet every other
at these borders. The shape of every player's area seemed to resemble a bug with a body, head,
legs and antennae. It became known as the bug map! Here it is with some of the connections
between bugs still shown (others capped off with copies/wraparound worlds).
My alliance (pink) did rather well. The remains of the
enemy alliance is in tourquoise while some
of the independants have their own color.