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The Game

Hive Pocket®, our most anticipated version of our award winning flagship game is now officially available. This wonderful travel version comes with 26 beautifully crafted Hive pieces, includes a very nice soft drawstring bag and the two expansions to the game: ‘The Mosquito’ introduced in 2007 and ‘The Ladybug’ which was added to the Hive® family in 2010. The pieces measure 25 mm across and 10 mm in depth and the whole game weighs only 200g including the bag, compared to the full size standard Hive game, which weighs 600g.

This version is great for taking on trips where space is an issue or for backpacking where weight and space may be a problem. Playing the game even on small airplane tables is now easier than ever. Hive Pocket® is the very same wonderful game as the standard Hive, with the same quality you'd expect, but much smaller and compact. Now you never need to go anywhere without Hive® again.

Inside The Box 

Parts in the box:
28 parts in total
26 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])
(1 white & black mosquito [2])
(1 white & black ladybug [2])
Soft Travel Bag
Illustrated Rules Leaflet
Not suitable for children
under 3 years old
Box dimensions:
W=140, H=140, 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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English Rules

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German Rules

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Dutch Rules

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Greek Rules

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Italian Rules

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Russian Rules

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Korean Rules

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Expansion Set Pieces Available For Hive Pocket 

Please note: These expansion set pieces are not included in this game. 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 Pocket Edition only.
These are the Pillbug Expansion Set pieces that come in two colors for each player.

Additional Information About Hive Pocket

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:

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

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