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Officially licensed version of the "Mensa Select" award-winning board game!

Hive is a 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 (surround) the opposing Queen Bee.

Features:
  • Play locally or online.
  • Play against the Computer - AI with five difficulty levels.
  • Includes "hot-seat"/"pass-n-play" mode for players with who want to share one mouse/keyboard or gamepad.
  • Full 3D with camera-control
  • Switch seamlessly between playing with mouse/keyboard and gamepad.
  • Dozens of Steam Stats & Achievements.
  • Same expansions as table-top version: the Pillbug, the Ladybug, and the Mosquito expansions are available as DLC.
  • Each expansion can be turned on/off for any individual game. Play with these pieces online even if your opponent does not own the expansions! (they will also get to use the expansions during the game)
  • Asynchronous play - you can play even when your opponent is offline.
  • The Hive board game is a winner of many awards including "Mensa Select", "Dr. Toy: Product of Excellence", "Spiele Hits", "International Gamers Awards", and "Juego del año".
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Developer
BlueLine Games
Publisher
BlueLine Games
Age rating
Not rated
Website
http://bluelinegamestudios.com/hive/

System requirements for PC

Minimum:
  • OS: Windows XP or better
  • Processor: 1 gHz
  • Memory: 512 MB RAM
  • Graphics: OpenGL 2.1+ w/ GL_ARB_framebuffer_object
  • Storage: 300 MB available space
Recommended:
  • OS: Windows XP or better
  • Processor: 2 gHz
  • Memory: 1 GB RAM
  • Graphics: OpenGL 3+
  • Network: Broadband Internet connection
  • Storage: 300 MB available space

System requirements for Linux

Minimum:
  • OS: glibc 2.15+, 32/64-bit
  • Processor: 1 gHz
  • Memory: 512 MB RAM
  • Graphics: OpenGL 2.1+ w/ GL_ARB_framebuffer_object
  • Storage: 300 MB available space
Recommended:
  • OS: glibc 2.15+, 32/64-bit, S3TC texture support
  • Processor: 2 gHz
  • Memory: 1 GB RAM
  • Graphics: OpenGL 3+
  • Network: Broadband Internet connection
  • Storage: 300 MB available space

System requirements for macOS

Minimum:
  • OS: Snow Leopard 10.6.8
  • Processor: 1 gHz
  • Memory: 512 MB RAM
  • Graphics: OpenGL 2.1+ w/ GL_ARB_framebuffer_object
  • Storage: 300 MB available space
Recommended:
  • OS: Mavericks 10.9.2
  • Processor: 2 gHz
  • Memory: 1 GB RAM
  • Graphics: OpenGL 3+
  • Network: Broadband Internet connection
  • Storage: 300 MB available space
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Hive reviews and comments

Translated by
Microsoft from Russian
Pros:-Winning on the average difficulty against AI will surely be beaten live by 90% of opponents. Good Simulator-Often on sales for pennies. And the real game is Not cheap-Nice graphics-Easy stretches on weak computers Cons:-no Tutorial mode, good to do training Azam-Weak AI even on the hive mind
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Microsoft from Russian
Cool game implemented. Excellent Zamena board game. The Computer is quite intelligent and interesting to play with. The purchase is mandatory. And everyone who says that the game with one tactic is wrong. The Tactics are really the same, but there is no possibility of error with the intelligent player. Any mistake and you lost. Ask to deceive the enemy. And This is quite difficult, because the moves and the action of all the same.
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Microsoft from French
I seem to have played in the physical board game, and he left me a mixed memory. It's a good game, but soon enough it comes down to chess if you look for something like that. The combinations become quite fast repetitive. It seems that the extensions add to the lifespan. So I recommend, but in offer, and for those who do not seek a very time-consuming game, or to change occasionally failures.
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Microsoft from Russian
Excellent Logical board game, rules to learn in 5 minutes. Attractive design, interesting rules. Tactical Depth cannot be compared with chess, but you need to move your brains while playing. I Have a "live" table option, when traveling somewhere goes to cheer, if there is at least someone with brains with whom you can play. Sorry online in the steam dead (Guglim hive play and find quite quickly with whom to play for free online at boardheymarene). I Recommend to all fans of chess, checkers and other logical, abstract tinctures. 9.5 Bugs out of 10 (the game itself-not exactly the digital version) PS Digital steampunk version is not devoid of disadvantages: weak AI, dead online, the engraver is so-so (although it is possible to complain about the engraver in a logical way), the price is attractive only for sale.
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Microsoft from Spain
Anyone who has ever played Hive in their table version will enjoy a virtually identical game. The only difference, perhaps, is that you don't have to think about whether every move is valid, but that the system does it for us. Otherwise, everything is identical, and we even have the possibility to use the online game mode to not have to play against the machine. In General, it could be noted that it has a very smooth and fluent interface, with no more elements than necessary. On the bad side, perhaps the language can hinder the new players a little, because the game itself includes the rules, but in English. If You like strategy games, and even more strategy board games, Hive is a perfect game for you. Full Analysis at: http://tecnoslave.com/impresiones-hive/
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