A bit of an oddball bit of shop stock, but I take my copy of hive away with me on every adventure. It really is a game that is easy to travel with, easy to learn but can be devestatingly interesting. Much better than taking a pack of cards and playing endless rounds of rummy, this game is very cleverly designed and has one many geeky board games awards.
A little like chess, the aim of the game is to capture the opponents queen bee by using a variety of different pieces which all move in different ways.
But unlike chess, the way the game works means that you don't need a board to play on, the pieces in play make up the board, which changes as you play.
The pieces are made of a lovely substantial feeling plastic and clatter around satisfyingly in the classy carry bag provided. Makes the perfect gift for your travelling buddy.
If you want a demonstration, a few practise games or some tactical tips come down and play with me of a Saturday on the market.