Hive with AI (board game)

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4.6
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About this game

Hive is a board game from John Yianni 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!


The main features of this application are:
-Ability to play against Artificial Intelligence with 6 Computer levels. The expert level is really challenging and only advanced players should be able to beat it.
-Online mode shared with https://en.boardgamearena.com (the largest boardgame table in the world!). Turn-based and real-time games are available.
-2 players mode (Pass and Play)
-Possibility to save/load multiple ongoing games
-Game notation can be copied to clipboard
-Undos are possible and unlimited
-Hint system (activable in the menu) to see how the AI would play in your situation
-Tutorial to help learning the rules or possibility to download rules as pdf
-Explanations of why illegal moves are illegal
-Optional tournament rules (no queen on first move)
-Display of stacked pawns (with a long click)
-Switch the view to see either from black or white side
-Possibility to change background
-Pinch to zoom
-Translated in 16 languages: English, Spanish, Italian, German, French, Russian, Polish, Greek, Hungarian, Ukrainian, Romanian, Catalan, Chinese, Dutch, Portuguese (Brazilian) and Czech. Do not hesitate to contact me if you want to help translating in a new language!

P.S. Thanks a lot to Povilas for teaching some Hive advanced strategies and thanks a lot to all the translators :-) :-)
- Matteo Randi for Italian
- Boris Timofeev for Russian
- Michał Bojnowski for Polish
- yzemaze for German
- Konstantinos Kokkolis for Greek
- Attila Nagy for Hungarian
- Ivan Marchuk for Ukrainian
- Gia Shwan for Dutch
- Alzerni Etna B Silva for Brazilian Portuguese
- longler for Romanian (online part)
- Michal Minarčík for Czech
- Marc Galera for Catalan
- PurpleSpaz for Chinese
Updated on
14 Aug 2022

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4.6
4.76K reviews
A Google user
16 November 2018
I really like the game and the AI is challenging for me. A couple of quick suggestions. When I accidentally touch the opponent's piece is says "wait your turn" even if it's my turn. Similarly I'd like to be able to move my view of the board during the AI's turn but trying to do so results in the same message. Actually, being able to toggle all the messages off would be nice. I'd also say the icon could use an update.
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Shelley Black
14 May 2020
I love the app! I do think it would be good if the difficult/expert levels didn't have the potential moves outlined. At that point you don't need that feature and it makes you think more to have that removed. This is date time for my husband and I after baby is asleep...with the app I can get in extra practice by myself :) very well-made app. My husband pointed out he feels as if we are being nickeled and dimed in order to get the extra pieces.
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Daniel Cochran
11 June 2021
The AI is decent, pretty intuitive, but sometimes a little finicky. BGA as the multiplayer backbone is completely unintuitive, but that's a BGA problem, not a Hive problem. The expansions are overpriced. Should be a dollar each or at least have a discounted PLM complete option. Not sure if there is two-player. If there is, I can't find it. If there isn't, that makes no sense.
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