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Do you have children who would benefit from a fun strategy game while building great mathematics skills?  Beehive is that game!
Do you have children who would benefit from a fun strategy game while building great mathematics skills? Beehive is that game!
76 backers pledged ¥304,700 to help bring this project to life.

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Do you want your children to practice their arithmetic everyday? Don't remind them anymore, just challenge them to play Beehive to sharpen their math skills.

Beehive is the perfect game for those who need work on their arithmetic skills. Players are challenged with over 100 math calculations in a typical game. You will naturally teach and advise children how to use arithmetic and logic while having fun playing the game.

The two players start with 10 pieces numbered 1 to 10.  Players take turns alternately positioning their pieces on the board following the placement rules. There are 19 spaces on the board. At the end of the game each player will have played 9 of their pieces with one remaining piece in hand.  The player holding the higher numbered piece wins the game. Passing on your turn is not allowed.  If at any time a player does not have a legal move they lose the game.

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 Number of Players: Two

Board: Hexagonal shape board consists of 19 hexagonal positions. The board design includes 13 hexagonal outlined spaces in a beautiful design with 6 additional shaded hexagonal spaces.

Pieces: Each player has their own 10 pieces numbered from 1 to 10. One start up piece numbered roman numeral one(I) is used to start the game.

Starting position: The board is empty to begin play.

Players flip a coin to decide who goes first. The first player begins the game by playing the initial piece any place of the board except for the center space. Players then alternate playing pieces based on the placement rules to the conclusion of the game.

Placement rules

  • Players must place their piece so that it touches one or more existing pieces.
  • If the played piece touches only one existing piece, then the played piece must be a higher number than the existing piece and be the same nature of it, either odd or even. For example if the adjacent piece is 3, then players can place a 5,7 or 9 piece. If the adjacent piece is 4, then players can place a 6, 8 or 10 piece.
  • If the played piece is adjacent to two or more pieces you must calculate the sum of all adjacent pieces' numbers and the played piece must be the same number as the ones digit of the summed number. For example if the adjacent pieces are 5,6 and 8, then the sum of numbers is 19. So only a number 9 piece can be played.
  • If the sum is 20, then ones digit 0 means a 10 must be played.
touched piece is one
touched piece is one
     
touched pieces are two or more
touched pieces are two or more

 

Goal: The end of the game occurs when both players have placed nine pieces and they each have one remaining piece. The player that has the larger numbered piece wins the game. If both players have the same numbered piece, the player who played first wins. Passing on a turn is not allowed and a player who doesn't have a legal turn loses the game.

Solo puzzle: You can also play Beehive as solo puzzle. Randomly choose two tiles and your goal is to end the game with those two numbered piece remaining in hand. Have fun and practice your math!

We have prepared several backer’s rewards.

  • 50 Limited edition Blue board 3800JPYen(approx:$35USD)
  • 50 Limited edition Red board 3800JPYen(approx:$35USD)
  • Standard board 3800JPYen(approx:$35USD)
  • Japanesque board 5500JPYen(approx:$50USD)
    The board and the pieces are made by ceramic tiles which are painted and glazed by kiln with high fired. Color reduction doesn't occur for hundred years. Solid card box can keep the component from international shipping damage.

Pledge price includes shipping fee. All rewards are shipped by ordinary SAL air mail. Backers will not receive tracking information for these rewards. It usually takes a month or two from Japan to your door.

You can upgrade safe and fast shipping to add simply 500JPYen(approx:$4.5USD) on your pledge money by Japan Post’s “international E-packet” which is registered as air small packet. It usually takes for a week or two from Japan to your door and you may receive tracking information automatically from Japan Post Office.This shipping includes insurance.

●Make 50 limited Blue board edition printed edition number one copy 3800JPYen(approx:$35USD) free shipping anywhere in the world.

This is 50 copies limited edition with edition number.

Tile board size 6 x 6in. Pieces are 0.8in hexagonal shape. Packaged in the solid card box

 

 

We can accept your edition number(1~50) request when we send the survey email. If your request is unique, you will receive your requested limited edition board number. If multiple backers request the same number, the earliest backer has priority. This is another incentive to sign up early to obtain your limited edition board number.

●Make 50 limited Red board edition printed edition number one copy 3800JPYen(approx:$35USD) free shipping anywhere in the world.

This is 50 copies limited edition with edition number.

Tile board size 6 x 6in. Pieces are 0.8in hexagonal shape. Packaged in the solid card box

 

We can accept your edition number(1~50) request when we send the survey email. If your request is unique, you will receive your requested limited edition board number. If multiple backers request the same number, the earliest backer has priority. This is another incentive to sign up early to obtain your limited edition board number.

●Standard board edition 3800JPYen(approx:$35USD) free shipping anywhere in the world.

Only this standard edition is available for stretch goal option.

Tile board size 6 x 6in. Pieces are 0.8in hexagonal shape. Packaged in the solid card box

 

Stretch goal option

Our next goal is to fund over 330,000 JPYen (Approx:$3,000USD) . If we meet that goal, standard edition will be customized with your message on the board.Customizing is optional not obligation. Red and  Blue limited editions will already have a custom message indicating their number.

Stretch goal original message board edition
Stretch goal original message board edition

●Japanesque board edition 5500JPYen(approx:$50USD) free shipping anywhere in the world.

Pieces are double faces with Japanese kanji(漢字) character and ordinary number letter.

These kanji(漢字)  number letters are old style characters. They are different from modern letters. You can know easily which Kanji(漢字) is what number on the backside of the pieces. I love old style as design but they are difficult to read even for Japanese especially younger. You can request to change them to modern style numbers, 一、二、三、四、五、六、七、八、九、十 , when you reply survey mail.

Japanesque edition includes customizing message option regardless stretch goal success. Customizing is optional not obligation.

Tile board size 6 x 6in. Pieces are 0.8in hexagonal shape. Packaged in the solid card box.

Japanesque board edition
Japanesque board edition

 

You can know easily which Kanji(漢字) is what number to see backside of the pieces.
You can know easily which Kanji(漢字) is what number to see backside of the pieces.

 

 

 

     

 

 

 

Risks and challenges

All games are craft articles made by hand. High demand could possibly delay our reward delivery schedule.
We are sure it is very valuable and unique game despite somewhat expensive international shipping from Japan. You could not get Beehive from any other place in the world.

Reward is shipped by ordinary SAL air mail. It usually takes for a month or two from Japan to your door. Backers will not receive tracking information for these rewards. If you want safe and fast shipment, please upgrade shipment to increase 500JPYen for International E-packet with tracking information and insurance.

VAT & Tariff
We provide our games by international shipping from Japan, your country may impose VAT and import tariff on the products according to its own policy. Since we are not up to date with the information about VAT/tariff policy of each country, it is recommended that each backer check with their country's policies beforehand. (Usually it is not imposed when the total price is below a certain threshold.) The typical procedure is that the backer pays these fees to the delivery company personnel when receiving the product.

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    Standard board edition one copy 3300JPYen(approx:$30USD) free shipping anywhere in the world.

    Only this standard edition is available for the stretch goal option.

    Reward is shipped by ordinary SAL air mail. It usually takes for a month or two from Japan to your door. Backers will not receive tracking information for these rewards. If you want safe and fast shipment, please upgrade shipment to increase 500JPYen for International E-packet with tracking information and insurance.

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    Blue board

    One copy of a numbered limited edition Blue board 3800JPYen(approx:$35USD) free shipping anywhere in the world.

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    Reward is shipped by ordinary SAL air mail. It usually takes for a month or two from Japan to your door. Backers will not receive tracking information for these rewards. If you want safe and fast shipment, please upgrade shipment to increase 500JPYen for International E-packet with tracking information and insurance.

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    Red board

    One copy of a numbered limited edition Red board 3800JPYen(approx:$35USD) free shipping anywhere in the world.

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    Reward is shipped by ordinary SAL air mail. It usually takes for a month or two from Japan to your door. Backers will not receive tracking information for these rewards. If you want safe and fast shipment, please upgrade shipment to increase 500JPYen for International E-packet with tracking information and insurance.

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    Reward is shipped by ordinary SAL air mail. It usually takes for a month or two from Japan to your door. Backers will not receive tracking information for these rewards. If you want safe and fast shipment, please upgrade shipment to increase 500JPYen for International E-packet with tracking information and insurance.

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