Hive with AI (board game)

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4.8
5.19K reviews
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Content rating
Everyone
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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
Apr 19, 2024

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Ratings and reviews

4.8
4.85K reviews
Matthew Williams
April 12, 2024
Has expansions, for $1.50 each. Considering the base game is free, it's still a bargain only for 4.50. Comes with pass and play or online for multiplayer. AI is good, no bugs as of yet, and perfectly recreates the game. No fancy movement animations or anything, but that's not a problem.
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A Google user
August 31, 2019
The AI is fun and this is definitely the board game i enjoy, though the app itself has a few bugs. Off the top of my head, it inconsistently uses the background I have set depending on if I am coming from an online game, and it always makes me login (it remembers credentials). The chat is easy to miss (it would be nice to notify on messages). It would be nice if it was FOSS like LiChess, it would be nice to be able to contribute back! If you already like hive this is definitely the app to use.
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JB Chaubet
August 31, 2019
Thx for your review. Background bug is known and already fixed in beta. (https://play.google.com/apps/testing/com.jb.hive.android)
A Google user
August 16, 2019
Great game, but loses connection online mid-game a lot even on great wifi. It will rubber band lag and revert your move and come up with an error in the middle of a tournament. I tried refreshing after, but sometimes it continues over and over again. To the point where i just give up playing it. Its very fun to play, but i mostly stop playing it from frustration of errors than anything else. It would be nice to make custom game times as well or watch current games of tournaments, etc.
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JB Chaubet
August 17, 2019
If there is a connection issue your move is reverted in local (as it was not communicated to BGA). In case of error you can "refresh" from the menu. What do you mean with "it continues over and over"? Please send me screenshot in case you receive a recurring BGA error. About custome game times: this is not possible as timing is decided on BGA side