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David Hahn
United States
San Diego
California
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Jan 2003*
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Chris Jachimowicz
United States
Topton
Pennsylvania
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Aug 2003*
The more I play this game, the more possibilities I see in developing opening strategies and winning moves. I would also enjoy seeing a few other insects added to the pieces.
2003-08-24*
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Scott Alden
United States
Dallas
Texas
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Nov 2003*
Terrific!
2003-11-24*
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osCar Fries
Sweden
Stockholm, Älvsjö
Sweden
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Mar 2012
S. Copeland
United States
Houston
Texas
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Oct 2004*
Good for playing anywhere. Simple rules with lots of strategy. Great bits.
2004-10-03*
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dennis randle
United States
Catonsville
Maryland
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Apr 2005*
great!!!
2005-04-18*
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Ben Theaker
United Kingdom
London
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Jul 2005*
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Betty Dingus
United States
Austin
Texas
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10
Mar 2010
I never get tired of this game!

I finally broke down and got the bakelite version and mosquito, almost the same day that
Hive Carbon is announced. It features the same game play as Hive but with stylin' black-on-white and white-on-black pieces instead of the multicolor bugs running around in the current edition.

(Also have bakelite, and wooden version with the wrinkled stickers.)
2013-07-20
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geert van loo
Belgium
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Jan 2006*
excellent game.
More fun than chess.
2006-01-31*
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B. Udral
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10
Feb 2013
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Sean Chong
Malaysia
Kota Kinabalu
Sabah
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Apr 2009*
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Bay Chang
United States
Foster City
California
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Dec 2006*
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Grognard David
Belgium
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Jun 2009*
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Simon W.
United States
San Antonio
Texas
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May 2006*
Second Edition

The components are among the highest tier in my collection and boost my rating way more than they should. I burned myself out on the Java applet of Hive a while back but have recently been reinvigorated by playing face to face (it's a whole different game). Hive is a more interesting and shorter version of Chess to me. It's compact, simple, yet deep and engaging. This along with Carc is probably one of my most played games, enjoying much love and attention. It gets bonus points for being boardless and playable virtually anywhere with a flat surface. My girlfriend and I often cart it along to restaurants while we wait for the meal or outside to enjoy in the sun on the grass. What other games can you do that with?
2006-05-23*
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Eli Smith
United States
Hillsboro
Oregon
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Aug 2007*
Hive is the perfect game when you've got one opponent and five-ten minutes to kill. a great game at the airport or coffee shop, I can't praise this game enough.
2007-08-16*
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Marshall Miller
United States
Malden
Massachusetts
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10
Mar 2010
This is a great game to keep in your purse or in the glove compartment of your car for those unexpected waits. The game is eye-catchingly attractive and the rules are quite elegant. The game play scratches that hard to reach Chess itch without requiring book study to be competitive.
2010-03-22
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Grant
United States
Colorado
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Jul 2006*
WOW! Just played this one through for a few days...only three words can sum up my feelings at this point:
DESTINED FOR GREATNESS.
2006-07-29*
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Jenny Hughes
United Kingdom
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Aug 2006*
This is one of my favourite games - It just gets better the more you play it! I've got the wooden version which i prefer but the box is a devil to open!
2006-08-14*
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Ryan Abrams
United States
The Colony
Texas
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Jun 2013
Been playing this a lot more frequently, and the design and gameplay keep growing on me. This is a classic.
2013-05-07
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André Kretzschmar
Germany
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Mar 2011
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Kimberly Voll
Canada
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Sep 2006*
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BZ
United States
California
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Sep 2006*
Although my husband beats me every time, I can't get enough of the enjoyable but basic strategy of trying to surround his queen bee with my ants, beetles, spiders and grasshoppers. Perfect game for travel too...we take this when we go camping or to play in hotels during overnight stays. Easy to learn, fun for pretty much any age or personality type. Plus, when played in public places, Hive draws attention and can be a good conversation starter!
2006-09-04*
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Magnus Nyberg
Sweden
Luleå
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Jul 2007*
This is by far the best abstract. Take it with me everywhere.
2009-03-12
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Derek Gallacher
Canada
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Oct 2006*
Forget the crack. I've got a bakelite addiction.

http://www.boardgamegeek.com/article/1122250#1122250

Give up the pipe - - - Bak-e-lite.
2006-10-12*
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Rob Robinson
England
Rotherham
South Yorkshire
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I open my mind, need flesh, fear mine
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Oct 2006*


Currently my most played game.

Simply beautiful, with weighty, chunky Bakelite pieces.

The depth of chess, but quicker, more fun, and more user friendly to beginners.

2013-12-07
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Nick Kellet
Canada
Kelowna
British Columbia
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Jan 2007*
So simple yet so clever.Beautifully made. I really like the online game. It's great to try winning starting with each different piece. It requires a different strategy.

Checkout the online game - it's a great way to learn and its free
2007-01-05*
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Fredrik Westlinder
Sweden
Örebro
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Nov 2006*
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Todd N.
United States
Medford
Oregon
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Apr 2009*
Cool little game.
2006-11-25*
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Troy Davidson
United States
Bountiful
Utah
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Aug 2008*
I got this game from my Secret Santa, "Donnie Osmond", and love it. Very simple game, easy rules, but a lot of strategy and complexity. Great game.
2006-12-12*
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Thomas Eager
United States
Portland
Oregon
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10
Aug 2008*
Great little abstract with fabulous bits and rapid play time. For those who love Chess over Go (like me)--it's surprisingly deep for such a fast, simple game. I can predict fairly confidently that this will be my most-played game of 2007--it's so quick, fascinating, great to look at and travels anywhere. My rating may actually increase...it could be the perfect game, for all the reasons previously stated.
2006-12-12*
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Peter Cobcroft
Australia
Canberra
ACT
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Dec 2006*
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Bryan Burgoyne
Canada
Montreal
Quebec
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Dec 2006*
Played a lot. Still want to play a lot.
2006-12-22*
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Joe West
United States
Ypsilanti
Michigan
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Jan 2007*
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Roland Alkemper
Germany
Erfurt
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May 2015
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Tara Goulding
Australia
Old Toongabbie
NSW
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Feb 2007*
The
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2007-02-10*
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M. Griffie
United States
California
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Sep 2013
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BoB 3K
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Feb 2007*
Don't just play this once or twice. And don't think that the beetle is the only piece that can pin the queen bee. And don't think that the queen bee is the only piece that can be pinned to gain big strategic advantages.

Do think that this is a short but very deep game for it's scope and length. It's the kind of game where, after one or two plays you might think there's not enough to it, but after 4 or 5 or 12 more plays, you've found a dozen other ways of accomplishing things.

I've got the 3rd edition bakelite version. So, it's perfect travel/bar game.
2010-06-02
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Andrew Norris
United States
Wesley Chapel
Florida
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Feb 2007*
I would never turn down a game of Hive. Plays fast, has easy rules yet is a brain burner. When you lose you know you have lost. Not dice not the game is broken you just lost.
2007-02-10*
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Ryan Zaleski
United States
Orrville
Ohio
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Feb 2007*
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Robert Scherf
Canada
Calgary
Alberta
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Apr 2007*
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Geoff King
United States
Annandale
Virginia
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Feb 2014
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Scott Pease
United States
Tarzana
California
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Aug 2008*
Brilliant little abstract. One of my alltime favorites, but you have to think like chess.
2008-02-08*
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All your base are belong to us
Canada
Montreal
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Oct 2011
My preferred (shorter, cooler) alternative to chess.
2011-10-23
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andrew lavish
United States
Connecticut
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Mar 2007*
THE BAKE-LITE VERSION!

Even if you're not a fan of abstract games, this game is a blast! you'll mull over this game as it was chess, for each different kind of bug as a specific move pattern. a big plus is its transportability, as it is in an extremely small but sturdy box. as the pieces are heavy wood and there is no board required, i've played this game on the beach! its a beauty to look at; this fact alone attracts player's interest. game instruction takes about 5 minutes. hey, the pieces even come with their sickers already stuck on 1st edition). I like the new polymer tiles and tile bag. way to go, gen-four-two! a must-own!
2007-03-21*
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Joshua Patton
United States
Missouri
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Mar 2007*
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Miguel
United States
Oakland
California
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Apr 2007*
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Joey McNabb
United States
Portland
Oregon
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Apr 2007*
A Real Gem! Quick play; Can teach it to non-gamers in 2-3 mins; Play anywhere - simple to learn; not so simple to master!
2007-04-08*
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Mark Sautman
United States
Evans
Georgia
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May 2010
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cvlw
United States
Charlottesville
Virginia
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Dec 2009*
An absolutely wonderful, quick, 2-player abstract game. For a game that can be finished in 20 minutes, this game gets your brain going. The clever casting of bug maneuvers into the mechanics of the game really make this game a gem.
2007-12-28*
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~Ryan McSwain
United States
Amarillo
Texas
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Oct 2007*
Relatively simple rules, fun gameplay, and the high-quality bakelite pieces make this a game I love to get others to try.
2007-10-19*
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