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The Game

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 

Parts in the box:
24 parts in total
Contents:
22 Tactile Game Pieces
(3 white & black ants [6])
(2 white & black spiders [4])
(2 white & black beetles [4])
(3 white & black grasshoppers [6])
(1 white & black queen bee [2])
Travel Bag
Illustrated Rules Leaflet
Warnings:
Not suitable for children
under 3 years old
Box dimensions:
W=213, H=213, D=50 [mm]
Object of Game:
Each player has one Queen Bee piece.  Surround your opponents Queen Bee with either yours or your opponents colored pieces. The first person to surround your opponents Queen Bee wins. It's as simple as that, .... but is it?

Takes a few minutes to learn and a lifetime to master, just like chess.


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Rules

ENGLISH RULES

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GERMAN RULES

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DUTCH RULES

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FRENCH RULES

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GREEK RULES

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ITALIAN RULES

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SPANISH RULES

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TURKISH RULES

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RUSSIAN RULES

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CATALAN RULES

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PORTUGUESE RULES

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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:

Concentration
10
Social Skills
10
Number Recognition
8
Shape Recognition
10
Grouping and Counting
10
Visual Perception
10
Color Recognition
10
Eye to Hand Co-ordination
10
Manual Dexterity
10
Letter Recognition & Reading
3

Please note: This list is by no means exhaustive. This list does not include reading the rules.