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Hive Pocket

Hive Pocket


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Hive is a highly addictive strategic game for two players that is not restricted by a board and can be played anywhere on any flat surface. Hive is made up of twenty two pieces, eleven black and eleven white, resembling a variety of creatures each with a unique way of moving.

With no setting up to do, the game begins when the first piece is placed down. As the subsequent pieces are placed this forms a pattern that becomes the playing surface (the pieces themselves become the board). Unlike other such games, the pieces are never eliminated and not all have to be played. The object of the game is to totally surround your opponent's queen, while at the same time trying to block your opponent from doing likewise to your queen. The player to totally surround his opponent's queen wins the game.

Hive contains 22 pieces in total, with 11 pieces per player:
1x Queen Bee (Yellow-Gold)
2x Spiders (Brown)
2x Beetles (Purple)
3x Grasshoppers (Green)
3x Soldier Ants (Blue)


HivePocket®’ débuted at theNuremberg Toy Fair 2012and is their seventh addition to the Hive®family since the first wooden print of this very popular and successful game back in 2001.

Since then Hive®has seen many incarnations from an iPhone App to the beautiful black and white classic edition ‘Hive Carbon®’ that was introduced last year at the Nuremberg Toy Fair 2011.

Hive Pocket®is the very same wonderful game but much smaller and compact.  Now you never need to go anywhere without Hive®again.

This edition also includes the two expansions to the game ‘The Mosquito’ introduced in 2007 and ‘The Ladybug’ which was added to the Hive®family in 2010.

Extra Info

BGID: 2655
Category: Abstract Strategy, Animals
Time: 20 minutes
Designer: John Yianni
Players: 2
Year: 2012
Artist: John Yianni
Family: Hive
Mechanics: Tile Placement
Ages: 9 and up
Publisher: Gen Four Two