HIVE Game Pieces

"HIVE is a bug-themed tabletop game, designed by John Yianni and published in 2001 by Gen42 Games. The object of Hive is to capture the opponent’s queen bee by completely surrounding it, while avoiding the capture of one’s own queen. Hive is an abstract strategy game."

— Wikipedia


This reproduction of a popular game draws on minimalism and digital experimentation. The focus is on the planning and creation of a legible design. Each piece was traced in Rhino software and laser-cut from white illustration board and black matboard.


After the ash was cleaned away, the burn marks were carefully sanded off the white pieces. The black pieces still sport their gold burn marks. These layers were then carefully glued in layers.