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Hive: The Pillbug

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The Pillbug moves just like the queen bee, one space at a time, but it also has a special ability that it may use instead of moving.

The Special Ability allows the Pillbug to move an adjacent unstacked piece (friendly or enemy) two spaces: up onto itself and then down into another empty space adjacent to itself.

Exceptions:

  • The Pillbug may not move the piece which was just moved by the other player.
  • The Pillbug may not move any piece in a stack of pieces.
  • The Pillbug may not move a piece if it splits the hive (violating the One Hive Rule).
  • The Pillbug may not move a piece through a too-narrow gap of stacked pieces (violating the Freedom to Move Rule).

Furthermore, any piece moved by the Pillbug may not be moved at all (directly or via Pillbug action) on the next player's turn. (Using the Pillbug's special ability is considered "moving" the Pillbug for purposes of this restriction.)
The Mosquito can mimic ether the movement or Special Ability of the Pillbug, even when the Pillbug is immobile.

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