Hive is similar to the game of chess, but is played with easier rules. Hive is played with highly tactile Bakelite tiles. The object of the game is to be the first player to surround your opponents “Queen Bee” with your own creatures, as well those of your opponent's color.
The tile pieces are nice and heavy, so there is no game board needed. Hive is a versatile game that can be played almost anywhere. Each game comes with 22 tiles, and illustrated rules.
Hive has won numerous awards including the Dr. Toy Smart Play Smart Toy award. It was also a national competition winner by Mensa Select.
Hive is designed for two players ages 9 and up. The average playing time is about 20 minutes.