Do you want to run a tournament at your local Games Shop or Association? You can find here below general guidelines to do it yourself!

If you need any help, feel free to contact Frasco at francesco@gen42.com

New Tournaments - 2024


+ Europe

  • Q-Con (Belfast, Northern Ireland), 15 June 2024, register here;

  • 24hBoardGameMarathon (Somerset), 3 August 2024;

  • Mind Sports Olympiad (London, England), 18 August 2024, 14:00 (tickets here)

  • TableTop Scotland (Edinburgh, Scotland), 7 September 2024;

  • UK tournaments (quite a few from June to September!) see UK Hive Cup 2024 page;

  • Spellenspektakel Utrecht (Netherlands), November, more info coming soon;

+ Rest of the World

  • Divertinango (Guatemala City, Guatemala), 22 June 2024, 16:00;

  • GenCon 2024 (Indianapolis, USA), North American Hive Championship in 3 days: (tickets here)

- Fri 2 August 2024, 14:00-15:30, Introduction to Hive and Simultaneous exhibit

- Sat 3 August 2024, 10:00-14:00, Hive Championship Tournament - Swiss 

- Sun 4 August 2024, 11:00-15:00, Hive Tournament Finals

  • Santiago (Chile), info coming soon;


  • 1st Basque Country Championship of Hive (Basque Country, Spain), Basque Association of Oware and Strategic Games, 1 June, more info here;
  • European Hive Convention and Open 2024 (Budapest, Hungary), Budapest University of Sports Science, 8-9 June 2024all info here;

  • Ghenos League in Italy: see the official page for details;
  • Gothenburg (Sweden), at GothCon, 30th March 2024 at 12.00 (link here); 
  • InterOcio Festival, Madrid (Spain), 16th March 2024 at 16.00 (tickets here); 
  • Barcelona (Spain), at DAU, 18th November 2023, Saturday at 16:30, registration form here (big success!);
  • Getxo (Basque Country, Spain), Basque Association of Oware and Strategic Games, 4th January 2024;

Let us know if you want us to list your tournaments here or if you want to run an official Gen42 tournament. 

You can run your official tournament if you follow the WHT tournament guidelines (button below).

2024 UK Hive Cup

All rules and info can be found on this page.

2023 UK Hive Cup Finals (UKGE)

4th June 2023, 12:00 - 16:00

The UK Games Expo is the biggest festival of table top games in the UK, is there any better place to run the most important Hive tournament in the UK?

Save the date, the tournament is open to anyone!


6 rounds Swiss tournament, 15min+10sec, flexible format (Hive base as standard, PLM expansions if both players agree)

Prizes (an exlcusive magnetic set!) and medals to the Top 3 players

Tickets available here

Pre-Register here

Full rules here

2023 Tournaments in Europe

In summer 2023 we will have a series of tournaments in Europe:

Rules and registrations to be released soon for each of these events (for typical rules see the UK Hive Cup above and the general guidelines below)

2023 UK Hive Cup

Series of rapid swiss tournaments with Finals at the UK Games Expo (biggest boardgame convention in the UK!):

All the tournaments, including the finals, are open to anyone!

Full rules here

Pre-Register here 

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