Hive Board Game



The Hive board game master page. A complete guide. Review, how to play, editorial, useful links, similar games, FAQ, interesting facts and so much more. Hive is a simple yet robust abstract strategy game that channels ancient classics such as Chess and Go.

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HIVE GAME INFO


RELEASE:2000
PLAYERS:2 Players
DURATION:20 Minutes
AGE:9+
GENRE:Abstract Strategy
DESIGNER:John Yianni
ARTIST:John Yianni
PUBLISHER:Gen42 Games

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HIVE OVERVIEW


Hive is an award winning board game with a difference. There is no board. The pieces are added to the playing area thus creating the board. As more and more pieces are added the game becomes a fight to see who can be the first to capture the opposing Queen Bee.

The soldier ants battle to keep control of the outside of the hive, whilst the Beetles climb up to dominate the top. Spiders moving into holding positions as the Grass Hoppers jump in for the kill. Keeping one eye on the hive and the other on your opponents reserves, the tension builds as one wrong move will see your Queen Bee quickly engulfed; …. game over!

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HIVE REVIEW


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We have not reviewed this game yet but we can tell you it is a pure mono e mono showdown. Hive is one of those games that has simple rules and it is all about how you play off your opponent. The mechanics of the different roles and how they move make for a top-notch strategy game that can take you on many paths to victory.

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HIVE HOW TO PLAY


The object of the game is to totally surround your opponent’s Queen Bee whilst at the same time trying to stop your opponent from doing the same to you. The pieces surrounding the Queen Bee can be made up of a mixture of both your pieces and your opponent’s. The first player to surround their opponent’s Queen Bee Wins.

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HIVE SIMILAR GAMES


We thought about everything from gameplay to theme, intensity level to overall motivations, the quality and more to determine what are the five most similar board games to Hive. The quick recap of the list is below with the link to the descriptions and full article below it.

  1. Tatsu
  2. The Duke
  3. Aton
  4. The Rose King
  5. Patchwork

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HIVE FAQ


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HIVE EDITORIAL


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HIVE VIDEOS


How To Play Hive By Roll For Crit [TRT 04:05]


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