Hive with AI (board game)

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4.6
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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
Aug 14, 2022

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4.6
4.65K reviews
Paul Pindris
March 5, 2022
So very glad I came across this nice strategy game. Free to download, then not a single ad. The easy to understand tutorial (whether you are unfamiliar with the original tabletop version and its offbeat concept, or simply need a refresher) will quickly get you up to speed. Then, once you begin to grasp the subtleties of play, the strength of your AI opponent can be adjusted. Also possible to play a live opponent face to face by device sharing. Well designed & no negatives yet. Download it!
20 people found this review helpful
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Carter Bennett
March 20, 2022
The app plays very well most of the time and is a good place to play hive. I do find that on certain games the ai will just intentionally lose by dropping all their pieces in a straight line but otherwise the game works great. I personally find it a little frustrating that the expansion pieces all cost money and are sold separately for more than I think is justified but the actual game runs well and I think the app itself is well designed and very functional.
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A Google user
November 16, 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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What's new

* Bug fixes
* Translation improvement