> smart, abstract board game for 2 players
> different insects (spiders, beetles, ants and
grashoppers) try to surround the queen bee
of the opponent
> game time: 1-30 minutes / 8+
> beautiful synthetic pieces in a handy bag to take
with you where ever you go
is an addictive game for 2 players. Both players play with 11 pieces (black and
ivory) with different insects. The game is being played
without a board and
starts as soon as the first ivory piece is placed.
It is not allowed to break
the connextion of the pieces in a way that ´islands´are being created.
players can choose every turn if they want to place a new piece
(a new insect)
or if they want to move a piece wich already was in the game. The object of the
game is to surround the queenbee of the opponent (without your own queenbee
The player who
succeeds in that wins immediately.
queenbee moves one step. The
spider always has to
move 3 steps, no more, no less. The
grashopper jumps in a straight row over the other pieces to the next available
beetle can do 2 things: move one step like the queenbee or climb on top of
piece (one step at a time). There can be a situation all beetjes are
top of eachother. The
ant can move infinetely.
Hive is a game with easy rules but with great strategic and tactic depth. That´s why
Hive is as well loved by people who play more abstract boardgames (such as
chess and go) as by people who don´t.
Hive has been awarded internationally
mosquito is an expansion that gives Hive an extra dimension.
You can also play the game online: www.boardspace.net
Game designer: John Yianni
Rules: Dutch (French, English, German)
Box: 21 x 21 x 6 cm
Price: € 25
Other games by John yianni: Hive-Mosquito , Army of Frogs,
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