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The Game

We are proud to announce this special edition Hive Carbon. This game is still the same as our award winning flagship Hive® game, but with a Carbon twist which is an alternative to the existing set of pieces for those who prefer a classic black and white colour scheme. Included with this edition will be the infamous mosquito piece an a very special ladybug piece.

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:
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])

Travel Bag
Illustrated Rules Leaflet
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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Expansion Set Pieces Available For Hive Carbon

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 Carbon Standard Edition only.
These sets come in two colors for each player and are the Pillbug Carbon Expansion Sets.

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:

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.