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Name Hive (2000)
Complexity 2.3306
BGG Rank 251
Player Count 2 - 2
Mechanism(s) Enclosure, Grid Movement, Hexagon Grid, Pieces as Map, Slide/Push, Three Dimensional Movement, Tile Placement

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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ID Name Rank Weight Year API
2655 Hive 251 2.3306 2000 Source

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