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Hive
 
Store:  2-Player Games, Family Games
Edition:  Hive
Series:  Hive
Theme:  Bugs / Insects
Genre:  Abstract Strategy
Format:  Boardless Games

Hive

2nd edition


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Product Awards:  

Ages Play Time Players
9+ 20-30 minutes 2

Designer(s): John Yianni

Manufacturer(s): Gen Four Two Games

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Product Description

Hive is a board game with a difference. There is no board -- as pieces are added to the playing area they create the board. Then as more and more pieces are added, the game becomes a fight to see who can be the first to capture the opposing queen bee.

The soldier ants battle to keep control of the outside of the hive. The beetles climb up to dominate the top. Spiders move into holding positions as the hoppers jump in for the kill.

Keep one eye on the hive and the other on your opponents reserves. The tension builds as one wrong move will see your queen quickly engulfed.

Product Awards

Mensa Best Mind Game Award
Best Mind Game, 2006
International Gamers Awards
Best 2-Player Game Nominee, 2003

Product Information

  • Designer(s): John Yianni

  • Manufacturer(s): Gen Four Two Games

  • Year: 2003

  • Players: 2

  • Time: 20 - 30 minutes

  • Ages: 9 and up

  • Weight: 336 grams

  • Language Requirements: Game components are language-independent. Manufacturer's rules are printed in multiple languages (including English).

Contents:

  • 22 wooden insect tiles:
    • 2 queen bees
    • 4 beetles
    • 6 grasshoppers
    • 4 spiders
    • 6 soldier ants

Product Reviews

 
 
 
 
 

Average Rating: 4.8 in 5 reviews


 
 
 
 
 
Simple Rules, Quick Play, Deep Fun!
April 25, 2006

"Again!", says my wife.

"We just played three times and you want to play again?", I stammer in rapt incredulity!

"Again!", she demands...

A demand I willingly fulfill!

This game is easy to explain, easy to remember, easy to love! We play best out of five when time allows (read; when kids stay sleeping long enough). And we have had to get three copies thus far because guest keep leaving with our latest copy.

 
 
 
 
 
Amazing complexity in such a small game
January 17, 2004

One thing I must say is I believe that a previous reviewer thought that you couldn't end movement touching another colors piece. You can. The only restriction on touching an enemy color is when you are bringing a new piece into play, it may only touch your pieces. It can't touch an enemy piece at all.

The interaction of the various bugs is tough to coordinate as you opponent can pin and isolate your pieces even as you do the same to him.

The choices of which pieces to bring out in the first 4 are the start of hostilities. I like to start off with two beetles and the queen then a Grasshopper. This seems to allow a lot of flexibility in the early going.

A great game to carry with you it plays anywhere and always attracts people.

 
 
 
 
 
Fast and Fun
October 20, 2002

I am a big time gamer and Hive is a wonderful, simple to learn, difficult to master, 2 player game. It is a definite 5 star game in the category of 2 player games. The no luck factor goes along way with me. It goes anywhere since there is no board and has endless replay value. It is kind of like chess in 10-20 minutes. Great wood figures as well.


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