B.E.E.S. is a family-friendly card game where you gather Quintessence from wandering spirits to power the world.
B.E.E.S. is a family-friendly card game where you gather Quintessence from wandering spirits to power the world. Read more
No Game exists in a vacuum. Follow the progress of Dr. Russel Van Orman-Quine and Karen through their progress in a society dominated by a large corporation controlling the quintessence used to run the world’s devices.
As our way of giving back to you, new sections of story will be released with every 3 Community Achievements.
These achievements have been designed to be accessible to backers and non-backers alike. So like B.E.E.S. on Facebook and subscribe to the Avocado Games YouTube channel, and be sure to share us with all your friends.
We are gamer developers that came together in Stroudsburg, Pa. Having given away thousands of copies of games through its website and at conventions, Avocado Games is a platform that builds community through the act of gaming. We have diverse backgrounds and work together to create games that everybody can play. Through B.E.E.S., we intend to extend our reach to promote gaming as a focus for education and entertainment.
Kickstarter is a pillar of community in which any small seed can sprout. The promotion and widespread reach of Kickstarter has raised the standards and created a totally new environment for any individual or company to spread word about and fund ideas, projects, games, art, and anything else you can think of. It is for these reasons that Avocado Games chose Kickstarter as the leading platform to allow our game to get a good jump into the community.
For rewards that include B.E.E.S., an additional shipping charge will be added depending on your location.
- United States: $9
- Canada: $14
- European Union: $35
Shipments are sent from the United States. The shipping fees for Canada and the European Union include customs duties and import taxes.
We can only offer Retailer rewards to retailers within the United States. The shipping fee is $10 regardless which Retailer tier you pledge to.
Pledges of $1,000 or more include free worldwide shipping! If your location is outside the United States, Canada and the European Union, customs duties and import taxes may apply.
The goal of $22,000 is as high as it is because we want to produce a game with high quality components that is affordable to you. We are working with Board Game Manufacturing, in the United States, to print the game because they have the machinery to produce the quality components that we desire and an excellent reputation to back it up. In order to make this project affordable for you, we must produce a large quantity of games, which means we need many backers.
67% of the funds go to manufacturing costs alone. 27% of the funds go to shipping expenses. 6% of the funds go to paying for other rewards, like the B.E.E.net Supporter badges and the rewards for meeting with us. This leaves no money for profit through this Kickstarter campaign. This is by design. We plan to make profits through conventional sales channels after this campaign is successful. The purpose of using Kickstarter is to share a game that we believe in with as many people as possible and to build a reputation for our company Avocado Games.
Our production schedule is as follows:
November-December – the files get sent to the manufacturer and they start printing the game.
January – the game ships to all backers.
February – B.E.E.S. officially retail date.
Risks and challenges
Ok, here's the lowdown. This game is done. The rulebook is written and designed. The box is designed. The mechanics are tried and true. The storyline is written and ready for you. There is essentially no risk here. We have already developed the game in full and a printer is ready. All we have to do is call the printer to send it to you. You don't want to wait for a product, and we don't want to wait to send it to you. Unforeseeable circumstances may occur, but barring that, we have a game and we want you to have it. Let's keep it simple.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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