iPhone-placeholderFans of Hive have reason to rejoice today (if they have an iPhone, that is.)

Lotusland Studios has released Hive for the iPhone at $4.99, and it is available from the iTunes App Store right now.

From what I’ve seen, the interface looks pretty slick.  Granted there are a bunch of places you can play Hive online for free, but this makes it so much easier and portable if you don’t have any physical opponents to play with.

For those who aren’t familiar with Hive, it’s a two player tile laying game where the tiles make up the board as you play.  You have different bugs, each with different movement rules, and you must surround the other player’s queen bee to win the game.