Sunday, January 15, 2012

Game Profile: Hive

A game buzzing with possibilities.



Classification 2-Player Game
Mechanics Tile Placement
Theme Bugs
Publication Gen42 Games, 2001
Ages 9+
Time 20
Players 2
Description

Hive is a fantastic game for two, played with highly tactile Bakelite tiles. The aim of the game is to be the first player to surround your opponent's Queen Bee using a team of assorted creatures of both your own and your opponent's color. Because each creature has its own way of moving about the Hive, the game is sometimes called 'nature' chess', yet simpler rules, no need for a board and an added accessible game that can be played anywhere. Simply great fun!

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!


AWARDS: Mensa Select, and Dr. Toy - Smart Play Smart Toy





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