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 under these circumstances but a Beetle can move vertically. It could climb on to a neighbour then down into the space in two moves; but can it do the move up-and-down into the space in one move?

1 Answer 1


If a beetle is not climbing up onto or down off of a piece, it moves exactly like a Queen Bee. A beetle cannot move into a space it cannot physically slide into.

reference: http://boardgamegeek.com/wiki/page/Hive_FAQ#toc10

  • 1
    +1 That is completely not the answer I would have expected, but your reference clarifies the situation up very well.
    – AndyT
    Jul 29, 2015 at 8:05

You must log in to answer this question.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged .