Hive is 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.

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Hive's freedom of movement rule - can you 'pass over' a gap that you can't go into?

Imagine the unpassable gap exists in both directions. Can a piece move over it? I'll just illustrate my question with an example, can the ant move to the tiles marked yellow?
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Clarification of Pillbug movement rule in Hive

The fourth exception on Page 3 of the rulebook for the pillbug states: The Pillbug may not move a piece through a too-narrow gap of stacked pieces (violating the Freedom to Move Rule). What ...
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Can the beetle start on top of the hive?

When placing the beetle, can he be placed on top of another piece as long as he doesn't touch an opponent's piece? The rules don't appear to prohibit this.
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In Hive, can a beetle go up/down into an empty space?

Consider a Beetle surrounded on 5 sides, thus there is a space in the ring around it. Can the Beetle move from the centre of this arrangement, into the space? A normal 'planar' move is prevented ...
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Does the One Hive rule apply to preserving a continuous hive for your opponent as well?

Here are the rules. Page 9 lists the One Hive rule. The pieces in play must be linked at all times. I'm looking for confirmation that this means my move must preserve my opponent's hive's ...
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Has Hive already been completely 'solved' for AI?

According to some calculations, Hive has not too many positions to check them all out through programming, and basically make the best possible AI for it. Has it been done yet?
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Why is queen placement on the first turn disallowed?

While official rules allow placing the queen on the very first turn, online play, community and tournaments prohibit it. Why? Does it provide an unfair advantage? Does it quickly lead to a draw? Can ...
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In Hive, can Beetle hop over to another lane?

Here. Is it possible to move this way? I figure that neither the rule of hive continuity nor tile sliding rule are violated here. The rules also don't mention any direct contact requirements like ...
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What happens in Hive if you cannot lay a piece?

In the game of Hive, envision the following sequence of turns to start the game: White plays Beetle Black plays Queen White moves Beetle on top of Queen At this point, Black cannot lay any pieces, ...
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Weight and dimensions of Hive game pieces?

What are the exact dimensions and weight of the bug pieces used in the game Hive? What are they made of?