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Hive: The Mosquito

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Hive The Mosquito Essentials:

  • No. of players: 2
  • Playing time: 20 minutes
  • Age: 9 +

Hive The Mosquito - Rules of Play says:

Hive is a game you want to win but struggle to play - the clinking pieces are so gorgeous you'd prefer to keep them in your hands! Add that to the game's use of tactical strategy and it's a miracle a game ever gets finished! Each player is assigned counters that feature various minibeasts. Every insect has a different function in the game, e.g. the grasshopper can jump forward over counters, but only in a straight line, while the beetle can climb on top of other counters to freeze them still. The first player to surround their opponent's Queen Bee with assorted creatures is the winner and new leader of all creepy crawlies! It's nature's chess!

During the game, they are placed in the same way as the other pieces. Once in play, the Mosquito takes on the movement characteristics of any creature it touches at the time, thus changing its characteristics throughout the game. Exception: If moved as a Beetle on top of the Hive, it continues to move as a Beetle until it climbs down from the Hive.

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Hive Awards:

Hive has won the following awards:

  • International Gamers Award - General Strategy: Two-players, 2003
  • Mensa Select Winner, 2006
  • Spiel der Spiele Hit für Zwei Recommended, 2006