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Hive Amazon $29.00 (Usually $39.95) + Delivery ($0 w/ Prime/ $39 Spend) @ Amazon AU

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You can think of it as a strange take on chess. A mate and I played it together at PAX and we each bought a copy!

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Also HIVE (same game with bigger pieces and no expansions) for $29.00 https://www.amazon.com.au/dp/B0079L0EKY
Hive pocket is a smaller sized version of the game HIVE and it comes with 2 of 3 expansions.

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HIVE: http://www.boardgamesearch.com.au/#!/search/Hive
Hive pocket: http://www.boardgamesearch.com.au/#!/search/Hive%20Pocket

EDIT:
Changed link to the Normal version which is still available

You can watch a review of it here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=szmcsO9ZCpo

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  • Which version is better?
    Pocket or regular?

    • I own both and regular personally, the heaviler and larger tiles are better for me. Both are made of the same material. Regular will obviously cost more if you want the expansions. The pocket one is also great. Can't go wrong, the game is good. I would recommend getting the Pill Bug at least if you decide to get one of the expansions.

      If you are traveling (if you can in this day and age) then the pocket edition is a no brainer.

      Comes down to personal prefrance, do you prefer larger or tiny chessboards?

    • Pocket comes with some extra pieces that were sold as expansions for the regular version.

  • I have this and it is pretty cool, but like most 2p abstract strategy games I always feel like I'd better off playing chess or go.

    • Go I've always found it difficult to play: not many people you can actually play with, and it requires a large and flat area.
      Chess you can play literally anywhere with anyone. You can even get the pin-bottom player so play on moving or small surfaces.

  • Is this a better* game than chess?

    * better as in more engaging, more to learn, more people to play with, etc

    • I personally think it's a "better" game than chess. I'd suggest it's about 30% of chess, in terms of the strategic game play, game time and learning time. I believe the individual play pieces make more sense, the grasshopper jumps other pieces, the ant climbs around the hive. In terms of "more people to play with", I'd suggest yes, as although less people know this game, you can teach and play a basic game in less than 5 minutes. My biggest issue with the game is that it's still quite strategic, and the more you learn the game, the easier you'll win against new players.

    • I like it better than chess but I am not a big Chess player. To me it seems "they who memorize the most moves wins" in chess, therefore Hive is way more engaging for me. Less to learn once you have a hang of what insects do what that's all there is to know, then it's down to optimizing your strategy. People may be more inclined to play this over chess because it's not chess. hahah there are some apps if you want to give it a shot first. (https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.jb.hive.an...) (https://apps.apple.com/us/app/hive-5/id1370202621) None official though..

    • Chess is a much deeper game but it has a much steeper learning curve. You'll be able to pick up and play with this one much more easily and it's more portable, but you'll never reach the same level of depth as chess. Pick your poison.

  • Showing $29 for me

  • Pretty normal price but good game so have an upvote.

  • Thanks, grabbed the big version

  • Great game but beware of fakes with Amazon. Check the Australian stores: http://www.boardgamesearch.com.au/#!/search/Hive