On the contrary of all games on BGA, this game is NOT a board game. The explanation is at the end of this news.
Alveole is an abstract game for 2 players. The goal of the game is to connect all your pieces in a single group. At your turn, you must move a piece on the hexagonal grid along a direction. Your piece is moving exactly as many spaces as there are pieces on the line in which it is moving. Ex : if on a line there are 2 pieces, you can move a piece 2 spaces along this line.
If you finish your move on one of your opponent piece, you capture it BUT you can never jump above any opponent piece. And that's it!
Now, where does this game come from?
At the beginning, there was an abstract board game : Lines of action, created by Claude Soucie. Its mechanims were fun, so it inspired a video game studio (Motion Twin) to create a game with similar mechanisms based on an hexagonal grid named Grapiz (or Amonite). This game had a lot of success on some games portal.
Recently, the developer of Hive BGA adaptation (Cédric Leclinche) asked Motion Twin and BGA if it would be possible to have this game online. As this is a very good strategy game, we found that it would be useless to say no, so we said yes and here it is! Unfortunately for legal reasons we can have the game but not its name, so we chose to name it Alveole!
BGA would like to thank Cédric Leclinche for having this idea and for developing this game using BGA Studio and Motion Twin for their authorization to have this game here.