Hive: The Pillbug Standard & Pocket Expansions
The Pillbug moves one space at a time, but has a special ability it may use instead of moving.
The special ability allows the Pillbug to move an adjacent piece (friend or enemy) two spaces up onto itself and then down into another empty space adjacent to itself.
2 pieces Classic Hive
2 pieces Hive Pocket
Hive Carbon: The Pillbug Expansion
2 Pillbug Tiles
Don’t Forget the Base Game-
The soldier ants battle to keep control of the outside of the hive, whilst the Beetles climb up to dominate the top. Spiders moving into holding positions as the Grass Hoppers jump in for the kill. Keeping one eye on the hive and the other on your opponents reserves, the tension builds as one wrong move will see your Queen Bee quickly engulfed .... game over!
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, whilst 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.