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Hive (2001)

Average Rating: 7.36/10
Board Game Rank: 146
Abstract Games Rank: 6
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Hive

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Artist
Publisher
Year Published
2001
# of Players
2
User Suggested # of Players
Best with 2 players
Recommended with 2 players
(166 voters) [poll]
Mfg Suggested Ages
9 and up
Playing Time
20 minutes
User Suggested Ages
8 and up
(80 voters) [poll]
Language Dependence
No necessary in-game text
(106 voters) [poll]
Honors
Subdomain
(159 voters) [vote]
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Mechanic
Expansion
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Primary Name
Hive
Alternate Names
Bug
La colmena
Rój
Улей
Улей карбон
ハイヴ
蟲蟲蜂房 (虫虫蜂房) Hive (繁簡版)
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From the Publisher:

Hive is a highly addictive strategic game for two players that is not restricted by a board and can be played anywhere on any flat surface. Hive is made up of twenty two pieces, eleven black and eleven white, resembling a variety of creatures each with a unique way of moving.

With no setting up to do, the game begins when the first piece is placed down. As the subsequent pieces are placed this forms a pattern that becomes the playing surface (the pieces themselves become the board). Unlike other such games, the pieces are never eliminated and not all have to be played. The object of the game is to totally surround your opponent's queen, while at the same time trying to block your opponent from doing likewise to your queen. The player to totally surround his opponent's queen wins the game.

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Contents

  • 22 pieces in total, with 11 pieces per player:
    • 1x Queen Bee (Yellow-Gold)
    • 2x Spiders (Brown)
    • 2x Beetles (Purple)
    • 3x Grasshoppers (Green)
    • 3x Soldier Ants (Blue)


Online Play


Awards

  • 2014 Ludoteca Ideale (Italy) Winner
  • 2012 BoardGamer.ru (Russia) Game of the Year
  • 2012 BoardGamer.ru (Russia) Best 2-Player Game
  • 2006 Mensa Select Winner.
  • Dr. Toy. Smart Play Smart Toy Product of Ecellence
  • Spiele Hits for Two - Spiele Academie


Hive FAQ - please read before posting questions in the forum!

Hive on Steam (PC, Mac, Linux) - Pass-n-play, local multiplayer, online multiplayer, 5 levels of AI.

Hive Pocket vs Hive comparison:

Item Hive Hive Pocket
Tile Width Flat to Flat 38 mm 25 mm
Tile Height 12 mm 10 mm
Weight of 26 tiles (w/expansion) 600 g 200 g


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HUCH! German/French first edition 2015
Publisher: HUCH! & friends
Artist: John Yianni
Year: 2015
Size: 9.45 x 9.45 x 2.17 inches
French, German
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Hive
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HUCH! multilingual edition 2013
Publisher: HUCH! & friends
Artist: John Yianni
Year: 2013
Size: 9.65 x 9.65 x 3.15 inches
English, German, Italian, Portuguese, Spanishmore»
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Hive
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HUCH!/Gen42 multilingual edition 2011
Publisher: Gen42 Games, HUCH! & friends
Artist: John Yianni
Year: 2011
Product Code: 4260071875150
Size: 7.87 x 7.87 x 2.36 inches
English, French, German
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蟲蟲蜂房 (虫虫蜂房) Hive (繁簡版)
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Wargames Club Chinese edition
Publisher: Wargames Club Publishing
Artist: John Yianni
Year: 2010
Product Code: WCP1016
Size: 8.25 x 8.25 x 1.50 inches
Chinese
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Gen42 English/French edition 2010
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Year: 2010
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4 [Variant] Hive the Larvae
Esta es una variante para el juego básico y compatible con las 3 expansiones publicadas. Puede ser jugada por dos jugadores o también por cuatro en un juego de 2 vs 2. PAra jugarla no es precisa una segunda copia del juego. Este es el fichero en Castellano. This is a Variant for the basic game also compatible with the 3 published expansions. It may be played by 2 players or by 4 in a 2 vs 2 game. It does not need to ad another copy of the basic game. This is the spanish file
English
2015-02-27
5 Hive: Rules Summary 57mm x 90mm
2 little cards covering rules and movement summaries.
English
2015-02-24
0 Aide de jeu Style (Tableau Noir)
Traduction de l'aide de jeu en français (Style:Tableau noir) French Translation of BlackBoard style Aids
French
2014-07-14
0 Hive Vietnamese
update clear instruction vietnamese http://www.facebook.com/EnjoyBoardgame
Vietnamese
2014-07-05
45 Blackboard style Movement Aid.
Blackboard & Chalk movement guide. Also includes a printer friendly version. [b]Changelog:[/b] -Removed double spacing in Pillbug section. -Altered diagram for Pillbug ability. -File-size decreased considerably.
English
2013-11-24
14 Hive Chalkboard Moves Printout. Base & Expansions.
Updated .pdf file of all the pieces to include the PILLBUG expansion.
English
2013-11-21
99 Hive movement sheet, including all Expansions
Sheet to help players with movement of base and expansion pieces. "Don't Forget to Thumb!" [b]Changelog:[/b] * All icons on Carbon page changed to Black.
English
2013-10-31
15 Azteca, another Hive retheme
Yet another retheme of Hive...this time borrowing from the ancient Aztec Calendar Stone, or Sun Stone. Please support the Hive designer and publisher by purchasing a copy of Hive, even if you gift it away, in favor of keeping Azteca for yourself. This game retheme is meant for personal use only, and is not intended for any form of sale.
English
2013-10-16
4 Hive : Swarm
Build your own Swarm using the official Bugs and additional unofficial expansions: Earthworm, Earwig, Wasp, Tick, Shield Bug, Assassin Bug, Firefly, Mantis, Dragonfly, Centipede, Moth, Scorpion, Cockroach, Butterfly. This is still a work in progress so any feedback welcome. Print and play version to follow once complete.
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2013-09-26
23 HIVE -- Crib Sheet -- Cheat Sheet
Crib Sheet / Cheat Sheet For the game HIVE which includes expansion sets: Mosquito, ladybug & Pillbug
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2013-04-22
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Statistics
Board Game Rank: 146
Abstract Games Rank: 6
Num Ratings: 15413
Average Rating: 7.36
Standard Deviation: 1.27
Num Views: 683009
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Avg. Game Weight: 2.4
Fans: 754
Personal Comments: 4341
Users Owning: 19040
Users Wanting: 497
Users Trading: 366 [find trade matches]
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Total Plays: 87323
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