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It seems that Nash wasn't the only John with a claim of fame :-).

From http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hex_(board_game) :

The game was invented by the Danish mathematician Piet Hein in 1942, and independently by the mathematician John Nash in the late 1940s. It became known in Denmark under the name Polygon; Nash's fellow players at first called the game Nash. According to Martin Gardner, some of the Princeton University students also referred to the game as John, because it was often played on the hexagonal tiles of bathroom floors. In 1952 Parker Brothers marketed a version. They called their version "Hex" and the name stuck.
- Mar 02 2004
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Oops. Fixed that link. - Mar 02 2004