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Yoki Erdtman
Sweden
Södertälje
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Handsome devil huh?
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10
Nov 2010
I find Hive a near perfect 2-player abstract game, and am very happy with the Ladybug addition. The new piece and the way it moves adds a lot to the gameplay. Very cool!
2010-11-08
Owned
Rob Robinson
England
Rotherham
South Yorkshire
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I fight lost wars, see light, fear sight
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I open my mind, need flesh, fear mine
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10
Oct 2010
Once you've tried the expansions, playing without them would be like playing Chess without the bishops and knights.
2013-11-07
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Luiz Flavio Ribeiro
Brazil
Pouso Alegre
MG
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10
Oct 2010
Played some games in boardspace. The piece seems very balanced. A lot of new possibilities in ofense and defense. Great addition to the game! But the piece is very powerful, reaching every free spot in a short range. As it's movement is like an specialized grasshopper, I think it's more interesting for expert players to play with only 2 'hoppers when using the ladybug.
2010-10-23
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Dario Delfino
Italy
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10
Sep 2011
Another great expansion for a great game : )
2011-09-16
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Eric Walkingshaw
United States
Corvallis
Oregon
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10
May 2011
Unlike the Mosquito, this piece really fits in perfectly with the rest of the game. It's an outstanding offensive piece, able to quickly slip into holes that are hard to get into with a Hopper, or take several moves to get into with a Beetle. It's also useful as a defensive piece, however, able to create a new hole next to your Queen, while pinning a newly placed piece nearby. Adds some nice wrinkles to the game without changing it too much.
2011-05-11
Scott Myers
United States
Rochester
New York
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10
Aug 2011
I am tempted to replace all spiders with ladybugs.
2011-08-31
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Ruben Cabezon
Switzerland
Basel
Basel-Stadt
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10
May 2012
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2012-10-30
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Travis Lopez
United States
Le Claire
Iowa
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10
Mar 2012
came with Carbon edition
2012-11-05
fabian from boardspace
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10
Oct 2013
look at hive...
2013-10-17
Steven De Tavernier
Belgium
ELLEZELLES
Hainaut
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10
Sep 2014
Essen 2013 buy
2014-10-20
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maRk!
United States
Campbell
California
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9
Aug 2011
Great addition to the original game.
2012-01-10
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btw i'm maja
Finland
Pori
Finland
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Why do you go away? So that you can come back. So that you can see the place you came from with new eyes and extra colours. And the people there see you differently, too. Coming back to where you started is not the same as never leaving. Pratchett
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9
Dec 2014
Part of the generous FTL Secret Santa 2014 huge package!

Wow, finally flying.
2014-12-06
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Francis Gauthier
Canada
Québec
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9
Oct 2010
A nice addition to the game.
Better then the mosquito so far.
2010-10-23
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Sean Franco
United States
Hammond
Louisiana
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May 2015
The Ladybug works almost as a situational grasshopper. As with all pieces, its value and application rises with the length of the game, but in the early game, this might as well be a piece to lead off with.
2015-05-03
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Robin
United States
Wilmore
Kentucky
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9
Dec 2013
worth adding to the game. It does not take anything away.
2011-08-13
Owned
United States
Indiana
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9
Mar 2011
Great expansion which is why it now comes with the game in most cases.
2012-06-20
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Ryan Abrams
United States
The Colony
Texas
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9
Jun 2013
This piece is wildly aggressive, but fun. We usually play with it.
2013-05-07
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Calvin Daniels
Canada
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9
Apr 2011
Why would you ever play without it, or the Mosquito for that matter?
2011-04-20
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Ankur Gupta
United States
Indianapolis
Indiana
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9
May 2012
Another piece for Hive!!!
2011-07-18
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Paul Shabatowski
Canada
Stittsville
Ontario
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9
Oct 2011
Really enhances Hive play.
2012-05-05
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Ben Vögel
United States
Golden Valley
Minnesota
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I've been on this site for 10 years now, and I'm far from sick of games, but I think I am, to some degree, sick of learning too many new games. I'm also tired of playing 4+ hr multiplayer games, but I'll still happily play really long games 2 player.
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9
Feb 2012
Another great addition to the base set. Not essential, but once you have it I don't see why you would play without it other than to simplify the game for teaching.
2012-02-21
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Craig Coffin
Canada
St. John's
Newfoundland and Labrador
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I like trains.
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Nikola Tesla, Rockstar Scientist
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9
Sep 2014
I consider this part of the base set, even with new players.
2012-11-10
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Pedro Pereira
United Kingdom
Belfast
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See the person next to you? Kill! Kill!!! KILLL!!!!
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I'm your baby! Can you feel it?
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9
Sep 2012
Good additional bug for the base game. One more option without doing too much or too little.
2012-09-30
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Michał Lipiński
Spain
Alicante
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May 2013
An excelent expansion. A must have for Hive players! In my opinion better than mosquito. Very powerful, but still very well balanced. I can't imagine playing the game without it.
2013-05-29
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Dennis Hupp
Germany
14776
Brandenburg
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Jun 2015
Like Check every game has it's unique battlefield.
2013-10-17
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Stephen McPherson
Australia
Tuggeranong
ACT
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9
Jul 2014
Worthy addition to the base game.
2014-08-25
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Paweł Paskud
Poland
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Feb 2014
Both Mosquito and Ladybug are very good expansions. I don't prefer playing Hive without it.
2014-06-06
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David Hernandez
United States
Lancaster
Pennsylvania
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Jul 2015
The Lady Bug is a great piece that integrates well with the game. Excellent in offense and defense moving about quickly over the Hive to pin units or slip into gaps. Not too difficult for a novice to grasp making the Lady Bug a permanent member of the Hive.
2014-06-14
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Martin Ralya
United States
R'lyeh
Utah
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Engine Publishing (enginepublishing.com)
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The Forgotten Bananas
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9
Aug 2014
My favorite kind of expansion is one that leaves the core gameplay, including elements such as play length and rules overhead, unchanged while introducing new and interesting wrinkles. All three Hive expansions I own do that, and this little guy is no exception.
2014-08-10
Christian Blouin
Canada
DARTMOUTH
Nova Scotia
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9
Jan 2015
Nice way to jump into holes. Move over, grasshopper.
2015-01-17
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J Chav
United States
Murray
Utah
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8.705
Apr 2012
Great for surrounding that dang Queen Bee!
2011-04-14
James Keith
United States
Oakland
California
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"Watch, but do not govern; stop war, but do not wage it; protect, but do not control; and first, survive!" - Cordwainer Smith
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...watch how I soar!
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8.7
May 2011
If the Beetle and the Spider had an OCD lovechild.

Edit: Quickly becoming my favorite extra piece over the Mosquito. The movement pattern really lends itself well to planning ahead, but it's just as easily to get stymied by it. Excellent example of having to think ahead.
2011-05-06
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K B
Poland
Warsaw
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8.6
Sep 2011
Nasty expansion - it should've been a part of the basic version - it's movement rules are that much complementary.
2012-04-16
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James Adrian
Canada
Edmonton
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8.5
Mar 2013
Adds a bit of variety, but perhaps just a little more powerful than the spider.
2015-03-18
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United States
Minden
Nevada
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8.5
Jun 2011
Great addition. Hopefully this is the final expansion for a while though. The game just feels "complete" to me, with 13 pieces per side.
2011-06-06
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Emmanuel Aquin
Canada
Mont-Saint-Hilaire
Quebec
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And D-Day Dice, too!
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8.5
May 2011
I was hoping the Ladybug would be more unique and different from the other pieces, but after playing with it, I am quite pleased with what it brings to the game. This baby is actually quite versatile and powerful.
2011-05-25
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Chris Freeman Jr
United States
Macon
Georgia
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8.5
Nov 2014
Great addition to the game.
2013-04-14
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Richard Rutten
Netherlands
Nijmegen
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the spunk plus the bomb plus the pump plus the torture instrument times frankie equalling the bang is an exclusive piece of ZTT exploitation
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You don't need eyes to see, you need vision. (mj)
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8.3
Jan 2011
Very interesting new piece. In the right circumstances it can be very powerfull. At the same time it does not feel overpowered. It definitely gives a new twist to the game. I like this one!

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2011-01-25
Owned
Netherlands
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8.1
Jan 2011
Initial rating. Adds a nice bit of additional variety to Hive, which seems well balanced. Kinda expensive for what you get, though (at least at FLGS prices).
2011-01-15
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Bob Barton
United States
Houston
Texas
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8.1
May 2011
Rating this as I have the base game... I always play with all this expansion.
2011-05-01
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Dr. Nick Riviera
Spain
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8.1
Feb 2012
*Expansion
2011-11-19
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Preordered
Mike B
Netherlands
Utrecht
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8
Sep 2011
Not essential, but fun to drop in.
2011-09-27
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Duchess of Erat
Netherlands
Enschede
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8
Dec 2013
Essen '10. Added to the base games, plays logged there. Nice addition.
2010-11-14
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Tobias Sölvefjord
Sweden
Skövde
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8
Jan 2012
The knights of hive.
2012-01-25
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David Dolzan
Slovenia
Komenda
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8
Dec 2010
A brilliant expansion piece. Quite powerful, but not too much. It adds another layer of complexity to the already wonderful game.
2010-12-02
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Drew
United States
Wisconsin
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"May have been the losing side. Still not convinced it was the wrong one."
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"No matter how low your opinion of Washington DC, it's nothing compared to Washington DC's low opinion of you."
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Dec 2011
Finally got a chance to try Hive with both The Mosquito and The Ladybug. Though I like the Ladybug better than the Mosquito, neither of these expansion pieces were overused in our games. I probably used the Mosquito more than my opponent, and almost always for an Ant. (That need to have a piece that can quickly deploy to various areas of the hive for the sake of pining pieces makes it tempting to always use the Mosquito in this fashion. The Ladybug didn't get used much at all. But the fact that neither piece was used prominently suggested that the base-game pieces are still where all the action is, and that's a good thing.
2011-12-27
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Nathan Morse
United States
Powell
Ohio
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8
Mar 2011
Simple: it lacks all the contingencies of The Mosquito. Interesting: It moves as if it were a piece from Dinosaur Chess.
2011-03-15
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Austin Norris

Austin
Texas
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8
Aug 2012
Cool piece, it has it's uses but you aren't missing out if you don't get it.
2012-08-24
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Eric Johnson
United States
Cottage Grove
Oregon
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8
Feb 2011
Gaming: You have to get the ladybug.
2011-02-18
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Dvonn Yinsh
Canada
Toronto
Ontario
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Mar 2012
Not an entirely necessary expansion if one has the base game. But interesting to add a piece with a new movement pattern.
2012-03-10
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