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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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?