I love Hive! Easy to learn and very portable. I much prefer it to chess. I was able to teach my mum the game in about 5 minutes. I originally had the pocket version but I found I actually enjoyed playing with the larger pieces and they are still easy to take with you. The reason for four instead of five stars is because this version of the game doesn't come with the expansions like the pocket version does. You can buy them but they are disproportionately expensive. Of course the game is fun without the expansions but I enjoy the ability to add or remove them for variety as I please.