Hive is an award winning board game with a difference. There is no board. The pieces are added to the playing area thus creating the board. 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, whilst the Beetles climb up to dominate the top. Spiders moving into holding positions as the Grass Hoppers jump in for the kill. Keeping one eye on the hive and the other on your opponents reserves, the tension builds as one wrong move will see your Queen Bee quickly engulfed; .... game over!
Inside The Box
(3 white & black ants )
(2 white & black spiders )
(2 white & black beetles )
(3 white & black grasshoppers )
(1 white & black queen bee )
Illustrated Rules Leaflet
under 3 years old
Takes a few minutes to learn and a lifetime to master, just like chess.
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Expansion Set Pieces Available For Hive
Please note: These expansion set pieces are not included in this game (i.e. Standard Edition). You can purchase these separately in our online store (UK residents only) or from your local store in your country.
Expansion set pieces that are available for Hive Standard Edition only.
These sets come in two colors for each player and are 1. Pillbug, 2. Ladybug, 3. Mosquito.
Additional Information About Hive
As Hive is not constrained to a board, you can play it on just about any surface you like. Try playing it on grass, flat rocks, sand on the beach, even under water if you are adventurous enough. There are many YouTube videos of people playing Hive on different surfaces.
Benefits to Children & Adults
Board games are rich in learning opportunities. They satisfy your child's competitive urges and the desire to master new skills and concepts. As such, the following benefits of playing this game is measured below:
Please note: This list is by no means exhaustive. This list does not include reading the rules.