Hiveis 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.
I attach a file with the summary cards of the official rules, which aims at being comprehensive of all the official expansions so far. You can easy print the cards on two sides and plastify them, to get two sets of rules, one for each player.
Card MTG sized, with the movement for the units.
It lacks the pillbug because it was made for use with the pocket edition.
how it looks sleeved
I needed a small cheat sheet for my pocket version, since I am using a handmade bag and the original rules doesn't fit in.
So, just in case it is useful for somebody, here it is :)
It is supposed to be printed in one sheet, both sides, cut it following the black lines and then fold it up 3 times (between the bugs).
Esta es una variante para el juego básico y compatible con las 3 expansiones publicadas. Puede ser jugada por dos jugadores o también por cuatro en un juego de 2 vs 2. PAra jugarla no es precisa una segunda copia del juego. Este es el fichero en Castellano.
This is a Variant for the basic game also compatible with the 3 published expansions. It may be played by 2 players or by 4 in a 2 vs 2 game. It does not need to ad another copy of the basic game. This is the spanish file
Blackboard & Chalk movement guide.
Also includes a printer friendly version.
-Removed double spacing in Pillbug section.
-Altered diagram for Pillbug ability.
-File-size decreased considerably.