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.
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Very Positive (138 reviews) - 92% of the 138 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Nov 15, 2013

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The base game of Hive to get you started.

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Two copies of the base game. One for you and one to give to a friend!

Packages that include this game

Buy Hive Complete Pack

The base game of Hive plus the Pillbug, Ladybug, and Mosquito expansions!

Buy Hive Complete Pack (Two Pack)

Two copies of the Hive Complete Pack. One for you and one to give to a friend!

Downloadable Content For This Game

Buy Hive - The Expansions Complete Pack

Includes 3 items: Hive - The Ladybug, Hive - The Mosquito, Hive - The Pillbug

 

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November 17

Hive Updates, Translations, Sales on all our games!, Free game bonus!!

First, the updates & translations!!

  • Mac: fixed crashing that would happen in various versions of OS X on various machines. It was due to several versions of Mono crashing in different ways on different versions. We found an old version that works consistently.
  • Old "Steam Notifications" have been deleted and any games that end will now get their notification deleted once both players have seen the end of the game.
  • GamePad support for BlueLineCloudSignupDialog is no longer broken... can fill it out correctly, or skip it and play without an account just like with keyboard/mouse.
  • Made resizing the window conform to the ratio instead of using leterboxing.
  • The Online Game Menu Screen doesn't flicker when the list reloads now.
  • Made Alert dialogs center in the screen correctly (they were slightly off-center before).
  • Made it so the buttons on the main menu are not partially covered by the tiles on the left.
  • Added Spanish translation (thanks dani_as0!)
  • Added Polish translation (thanks Ti_Ichigo from our LiveCoding.tv channel!)
  • Made it so that asynchronously created games also have the opponent's name added to the serverName when the 2nd player joins.


Sales!
If you like the digital board games that BlueLine makes, you should consider getting more of them since they're all on sale right now! (for Othello, only the two-pack is on sale... for reasons).
Our game Tatsu is the newest game by John Yianni, the same designer as Hive!
http://store.steampowered.com/app/445070/

Check all of our games out here to make sure you have at least 3 and you can get Simply Chess Premium for free (see below):
http://store.steampowered.com/search/?developer=BlueLine%20Games


Want "Simply Chess: Premium" for free?
Do you own some of our other games already? If you buy 3 or more of our games and you don't have "Simply Chess: Premium" yet, when you play Simply Chess, you will be presented with a Steam Code for Simply Chess Premium as a way for us to say Thank You for being our loyal customer!

NOTE: The Steam Key appears when the game would otherwise show you a Cross Promotion, so it's not immedaite. Basically: finish 4 matches, then from the Main Menu, go to start another game and it should show up.

So check out which games you already own, and maybe grab a couple more at STEEP discounts and maybe even get Premium for free!
http://store.steampowered.com/search/?developer=BlueLine%20Games

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August 29

Hive designer's new game Tatsu, now launched on Steam

After a few months of Early Access, all the kinks are worked out and Tatsu by John Yianni, is fully launched on Steam!!

The tabletop version is available in Europe and is working its way out around the United States.

http://store.steampowered.com/app/445070/

At launch, Tatsu is available in English, Spanish, and Polish on Steam! As time goes on we're planning to add more translations (and we also have plans to release translations for Hive as well!).

Thanks for your long-term support!! For anyone who doesn't know the history, Hive was our first game on Steam.. and now we're still here in 2016, releasing our 5th game in 5 years! :D

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Reviews

“I can't believe how fun this game is...I really really like it...I highly, highly recommend it”
Wil Wheaton (on the physical version of Hive)

“I'm a really big fan of Hive”
Jerry Holkins (TychoBrahe from Penny Arcade on the physical version of Hive)

“So let it be said that Hive, a simple adaption of a cult board game, is the game that ended the Leaderboard’s losing streak.”
Approved – Indie Gamer Chick

About This Game

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".

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    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
    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
    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

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