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By Gilgamesh Games
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About

Deep within the heart of the planet Insectivus, the Bee Clan and the Wasp Clan battle for supremacy. Both sides pit their fiercest warriors against one another in the hope of weakening or taking control of their enemy’s hive. Every hive that falls brings the war one step closer to ending.... Side with the honorable Bees wielding weapons of polished gold or align with the villainous Wasps, feral warriors of the badlands. But whatever you do...

Protect the Queen!

We wanted to make Hive Smashers a game that needed nothing more than cards, a flat service, and lots of strategy. No extra pieces to lose, and compact enough to take anywhere. 

We're asking backers to cover costs of our initial small run. All backers who pledge $20 or more will be sent out a copy of the game before it's available in retail stores.

There are 4 Pledge Tiers to chose from: 

Golden Larva Pledge: You'll get your name posted on the website in "Hive Smashers" lettering along with our eternal thanks.

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Might Pupa Pledge: You'll also get a downloadable high quality PDF of the Bee Queen Poster. This is a Kickstarter Exclusive and won't be available anywhere else! (image subject to change slightly per artwork).

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 Warrior Insect Pledge: You'll get the boxed game with everything needed to start doing battle! You'll also get the downloadable high quality PDF of the Bee Queen Poster.

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 Clan Leader Pledge: You'll get the boxed game with everything needed to start doing battle, the downloadable high quality PDF of the Bee Queen Poster plus a sweet T-Shirt exclusive to Kickstarter!

Here's a larger image of the T-shirt so far. Artwork is subject to change, but it'll most likely look like this picture. We wanted something that was more a piece of artwork rather than an ad for the game (with the name plastered all over it) :)

 Our first stretch goal will be adding foil queen cards to each box. You can still flip the queen card over to see the original artwork, but if you really want the queen to stand out, flip to the foil side!

first stretch goal
first stretch goal

Here's a step by step video rulebook for Hive Smashers:

Game Will Include:

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Here's a brief look at the actual cards from the manufacturer. They are 3.5" in height and width....

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Check out our Illustrator hand drawing a Wasp Warrior from start to finish!

Here's a tentative schedule for production. Things are subject to change or be altered because of unknown variable such as unforeseen earthquakes, large scale insect attacks, etc. But we're on track to get everything done per the schedule. Since there are no tiny parts or figures to mold, we don't foresee a cluster choke holding our pipeline. 

April 1st: Kickstarter Campaign Ends

April 10th: Downloadable Poster codes sent to supporters.

May 1st: Completion of T-shirt production 

June 1st: Printing and receiving of boxed game at headquarters

June 15th: Start shipping game to all supporters hopefully with T-shirts included in one shipment. 

This schedule could change but we'll keep you up to date with changes (without sending out a ton of emails)

Here's our team!
Here's our team!

We're adding more shipping options below. If we can lower these shipping costs later, we will:

United States $5

Canada $12

European Union $20

Rest of World $20 

Gilgamesh Games is a small team of creators who love creating and playing tabletop games. We provide game designers, art directors, graphic designers and illustrators to the tabletop industry. We've worked on projects for Overworld Games, Valiant Comics and Spacegoat Productions. For additional questions contact us at gilgameshgames1@gmail.com

Risks and challenges

All the artwork and game mechanics have been completed for the game and tested properly for both gameplay and ease of use. Rulebook has been edited, tested, and is ready to go to print. Risks at this point are minimal!

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    Golden Larva Pledge

    Anyone who donates a dollar will have their names etched into eternity on the HiveSmashers website.

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    Mighty Pupa Pledge

    Anyone who donates five dollars will get a Pin-up of the Queen Bee in downloadable high rez PDF format. This is a Kickstarter exclusive!

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    Warrior Insect Pledge

    You'll get the full boxed card game + the pin-up of the Queen Been downloadable PDF + your name etched onto the hivesmashers website.

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    Noble Insect Clan Leader Pledge

    You'll get a Limited Edition HiveSmashers T-Shirt exclusive to Kickstarter. You'll also receive the the full boxed card game + the pin-up of the Queen Bee downloadable PDF + your name etched onto the Hive Smashers website.

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