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5.0 out of 5 stars Fun board game involving tactics and strategy.
This is a great game - it's original and well thought out. The makers are Finnish (quality is therefore excellent - I'm glad the game has wooden pieces and thick boards instead of cheap, unsustainable plastic bits that just pollute the planet if they get lost). As with other games of this sort, try not to lose the board pieces so don't play this game with misbehaving kids...
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2.0 out of 5 stars Bizaar crazy game
The single most bazaar and confusing game ever. If you like being completely baffled, utterly confused, continually reverting to the instructions, then you will love this. Played once with friends, now gathering dust at the bottom of a cupboard, soon to be available at a local charity shop.
Published 10 months ago by richard pitt


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2.0 out of 5 stars Bizaar crazy game, 16 Sep 2013
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The single most bazaar and confusing game ever. If you like being completely baffled, utterly confused, continually reverting to the instructions, then you will love this. Played once with friends, now gathering dust at the bottom of a cupboard, soon to be available at a local charity shop.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Fun board game involving tactics and strategy., 22 Oct 2012
= Durability:5.0 out of 5 stars  = Fun:5.0 out of 5 stars  = Educational:5.0 out of 5 stars 
This review is from: Hornet Board Game (Toy)
This is a great game - it's original and well thought out. The makers are Finnish (quality is therefore excellent - I'm glad the game has wooden pieces and thick boards instead of cheap, unsustainable plastic bits that just pollute the planet if they get lost). As with other games of this sort, try not to lose the board pieces so don't play this game with misbehaving kids who throw things around!The instructions are provided in many languages.

Each player in this game controls a hornet colony - you have options to choose to fly to new territory, invest your time in making honey, or collecting nectar - actions you can do in a passive, safe way (low risk, low returns) or aggressively, which may involve stealing honey, removing another's hive etc (higher risk, larger returns). Your action might be profitable or it might be penalized depending on how others choose to play - a bit like life! The playing is not individual turn based - everyone chooses what they want to do by choosing a card and you all show your cards at the same time - which is always hotly anticipated by all playing! The fun lies in figuring out how others will play (which usually depends on their situation on the board, unless they're predictable), choosing how to act and reassessing your situation after every turn. The winner is determined at the end of the game and depends on who has most hives or honey.

Once you've figured out the rules (there is a little bit of a learning curve) this game is a lot of fun. I think 16.99 is also a great price as the game was way more expensive in the game shop in Helsinki.
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