VIRAL: The Hive

Have you conquered the body in Viral? Are you ready to turn up the heat?

The Viral: The Hive expansion introduces five asymmetric and highly thematic viral factions.

In this expansion, each player starts with a new hive within the body from which to spread their influence and unlock new abilities for their viral faction.

Introduces 5 new asymmetric and highly thematic factions!

Original price was: $15.99.Current price is: $8.99.

2-5 Players
60-90 Minutes
Ages 12+


During Setup, each player also receives: 4 additional Virus tokens, a 6th Starting Mutation (Versatile), the Hive tile, and the 4 Upgrade cards for their faction.

Place your Upgrade cards in front of you with the normal side facing up in a 2×2 grid.

Zone tiles are placed BEFORE the initial infection.

After placing the initial infections, starting with the first player and proceeding clockwise, each player will connect their Hive tile to a single organ that does not belong to zone 2 (heart) and that does not already have a Hive tile.

Place ONLY 5 Event cards instead of the normal 6 (the game lasts 5 rounds).


Hives are considered organs adjacent to a single organ, and the viruses in them are immune to cures and crisis tokens. There is no limit to the number of viruses in a Hive.

Hives do not count as part of the zone they are in. Any viruses can move in and out of the Hive to its connected organ (or be pulled/pushed in and out).

Each Upgrade virus card shows how many viruses you must discard to be allowed to flip the card to the super virus side.

  • 20 Virus Upgrade cards
  • 5 Hive tokens
  • 5 Mutation cards
  • 20 Virus tiles
  • 1 Rulebook
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