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Last updated July 10, 2015

Bumble Bees - The Nest Building Game (Canceled)

Take control of a Bumble Bee Nest in this awesome resource gathering, nest expanding, insect lovers game! Play solo, or as a group.

Bumble Bees - The Nest Building Game (Canceled)

Take control of a Bumble Bee Nest in this awesome resource gathering, nest expanding, insect lovers game! Play solo, or as a group.

$594
pledged of $1,000pledged of $1,000 goal
15
backers
Funding Canceled
Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on Dec 9 2014
Last updated July 10, 2015

About

In Bumble Bees The Nest Building Game you are the Queen of a Bumble Bee colony racing to expand your Nest in the Spring. The only problem is you're old and dying. Will you be able to grow your Nest soon enough for a New Queen to be born, or will your colony be wiped out first?

A completed solo game.
A completed solo game.

What is Bumble Bees The Nest Building Game?  It is everything you love about resource gathering games, featuring everyones favorite insect the majestic Bumble Bee!

Solo or Group - Play alone or with a group of friends.  Unlike most resource gathering games that only allow for 2 or more.  You will have a fun time trying to beat the game solo.  It's also great to play with up to 4 players too!

Resource Gathering - Collect unique resources in the game with your Bees.  You can send the Worker Bees to collect Nectar and Pollen, or have the Nest Workers turn the Nectar into Honey.  It's up to you!

Nest Building - Expand your Nest by spending the resources you gathered.  Turn your Nest into a self sufficient, resource generating factory.  Plus, start each game with a unique Nest Origin card if you wish, to have some fun variety.

Basics - Games usually last around 20 - 30 minutes.  For 1 to 4 players.  Designed for Ages 12 and up.

Object of the Game - Be the first player to Expand your Nest 6 times and make a New Queen.

Video - Here is our gameplay tutorial.

Review by Maurice Fitzgerald.
Review by Maurice Fitzgerald.
 
Everything that comes in the box!
Everything that comes in the box!

What You Get - Take a closer look at what comes in each copy of the game!

One heavy duty two piece professional box.
One heavy duty two piece professional box.
Four Nest mats.  The Nest mats are the hub for each player.  You will connect your Nest Origin card here when you start the game, and lay down Nest Expansion cards.  You will also track if you have a New Queen.
Four Nest mats. The Nest mats are the hub for each player. You will connect your Nest Origin card here when you start the game, and lay down Nest Expansion cards. You will also track if you have a New Queen.
Four resource trackers.  Resources are like your currency.  Your goal is to eventually make your Nest generate resources on its own each turn by Expanding.
Four resource trackers. Resources are like your currency. Your goal is to eventually make your Nest generate resources on its own each turn by Expanding.
Four cards each of Bee, with unique abilities.  All double sided.  All players will control one of each type.
Four cards each of Bee, with unique abilities. All double sided. All players will control one of each type.
You will begin the game with one Nest Origin card already connected to your Nest.  As the game plays, you will have an opportunity to lay down Nest Expansion cards.  You need to have all sides of your Nest full to win.
You will begin the game with one Nest Origin card already connected to your Nest. As the game plays, you will have an opportunity to lay down Nest Expansion cards. You need to have all sides of your Nest full to win.
Each player will have a handy Turn Sequence card.  Event Cards cause random conditions at the start of each turn.  Some of them will be beneficial, and some will have negative consequences.
Each player will have a handy Turn Sequence card. Event Cards cause random conditions at the start of each turn. Some of them will be beneficial, and some will have negative consequences.
Wooden painted tokens.  These are used to track Resources.  The Blue token is used in conjunction with the Turn Tracker for Solo and Timed play.
Wooden painted tokens. These are used to track Resources. The Blue token is used in conjunction with the Turn Tracker for Solo and Timed play.
One double sided Rules card and one Skunk Mat used for Timed and Solo gameplay.
One double sided Rules card and one Skunk Mat used for Timed and Solo gameplay.

Base Game - The game before any Stretch goals contains 4 Nest Origin cards, 37 Nest Expansion cards, and 27 Event cards.  Unlock these Stretch goals to improve the game!

Stretch Goals - One of the following conditions must be met to Unlock the following Groups of Stretch Goals.  When Unlocked they will be added to all copies of the game!

 Group A - Contains 1 Hail the Colony! Event card and 1 Her Royal Highness Event card.  Unlock conditions.  25 new Facebook Likes, 25 new Twitter Followers, or $1,500 in sales.

 Group B - Contains 1 Attic Nest Origin card, 1 Eggtastic! Event card and 1 Foraging Feast Event card.  Unlock conditions.  50 new Facebook Likes, 50 new Twitter Followers, or $2,500 in sales.

Group C - Contains 4 Bee Frenzy Nest Expansion cards, 1 Thriving Nest Event card and The Bees Knees Event card.  Unlock conditions.  75 new Facebook Likes, 75 new Twitter Followers, or $3,500 in sales.

Group D - Contains 1 Abandoned Hive Nest Origin card, and 4 Majestic Queen Nest Expansion cards.  Unlock conditions.  100 new Facebook Likes, 100 new Twitter Followers, or $4,500 in sales.

 Group E - Contains 1 Carcass Nest Origin card, and 1 Old Tire Nest Origin card.  Unlock conditions.  125 new Facebook Likes, 125 new Twitter Followers, or $5,500 in sales.

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Download - Free PDF rule file here.

Setup - Each player takes one Nest mat, one Nest Origin card, one Turn Sequence card, one of each Bee card (Queen, Drone, Worker, and Nest Worker), and one Resource Tracker mat.  Also a token of every color except Blue.

Nest mat - Your Nest mat represents your Nest.  You will connect your Nest Origin card to it by laying it on the top edge of the mat.  This counts as your first Expansion.  You will also track whether you have a New Queen with the Nest mat.

Nest Expansion Cards - The Nest Expansion card deck contains different Expansions that can be added to your Nest.  You draw Nest Expansion cards by using an ability of the Queen.

Resources - You will track your Resources with the Resource Tracker mat.  All Resources begin the game at 0 (although some Nest Origin cards add Resources on turn 1).  To track a Resource place the matching Token on the circle, which indicates 1.  You may slide the Token to indicate higher amounts, and slide it back or remove it if at 0 when paying Costs.  You can never have more than 10 resources of the same type (and only 1 New Queen, which is tracked on the Nest mat).

Bee Cards - Bee cards allow you to perform different actions each turn.  All are double sided and have a Side A and Side B (begin the game with all on Side A).  You may select two different Actions from two different Bees each turn.  You may also Flip one Bee each turn as well before any Actions are chosen.

Tapping - To use an Action from a Bee, tap it by turning it sideways.  That helps you remember what Bee Actions you have already used.  You will Untap it at the start of you next Turn.

Expanding - You may only lay down a Nest Expansion card when you use the Action to Expand with the Queen.  You will draw an Expansion card, gain one wax, and may play any Expansion card from your hand by paying its cost (place it on any open side on your Nest mat).

Generating - Some Nest Expansion cards Generate a resource at the start of each turn.

Event Cards - Event cards are drawn at the start of every turn, which cause different effects that turn.  Any player can draw the card and read it outloud; and it applies to all players.  Discard used cards.  After the Event card is drawn play is simultaneous.

Actions - You pick one Action first, for example use the Worker Bees to gather Nectar.  Next pick your second Action.  You may use any Resources gained that turn.  For example, you can then use the Nest Worker Bees to turn the Nectar just gained into Honey and Wax.  

Turn Sequence - Please refer to the turn Sequence card to determine the sequence of gameplay.  There is one card for each player to reference during the game.  It also contains tips.

Hand Limit - You may only have 3 Nest Expansion cards in your hand at the end of each turn.  If you have more than 3 Nest Expansion cards, discard until you have 3 in your hand.

Solo & Timed - If playing the game Solo or Timed with other players use the Skunk Mat.  Place the Blue wooden token on space 1.  Each turn move the token forward 1 space.

Reshuffle - Whenever a deck is depleted.

Turn Sequence Card -  

1. Solo & Timed - Move the Blue token forward 1 space on the Skunk Mat.

2. Draw Event Card - One player draws & reads it out loud for all players.

3. Generate Resources - From all Nest Expansion cards.  (Generate any Resources from the Nest Origin card if it is Turn 1.)

4. Untap - Turn all Bee cards up straight.

5. First Action - Chose an Action with one Bee (Tap it by turning the card sideways).

6. Second Action - Chose your second Action with another Bee, and Tap it.

7. Discard - To limit of 3 Expansion cards.

8. Wait & Check - Wait for all players to finish & check if any players have 6 Expansions and 1 New Queen.  If so, they win.

9. Repeat - If not, repeat from step 1.

**  Tie Breaker - (Not published in rules.) 

 If more than one player has 6 Expansions and 1 New Queen at the end of any turn, you may use the following method as a Tie Breaker.  

1. Whichever player has more Eggs.  If that is also a tie, proceed to 2.

2. Whichever player has more Honey and Bee Bread (combined).  If that is also a tie, proceed to 3.

3.  Whichever player has more Nectar and Pollen (combined).  If that is also a tie, proceed to 4.

4.  Whichever player has more Wax.  If that is a tie... then it's a tie for crying out loud!

Thanks - Our sincere thanks for taking the time to look at this project!  Our moto is "Portable, Affordable, Indie Games". 

Risks and challenges

Delivery - Our pledge to you is that we will deliver the game as quickly and efficiently as we can. This is our Third game that we have released to Kickstarter. The game will be shipped directly from our manufacturer to all backers!

Made in the USA - Bumble Bees - The Nest Building Game is made in the USA, which will save a considerable amount of time in the shipping process.

Unforeseen Delays - There is always the possibility of unexpected delays, but we will do everything in our power to minimize such delays. The cards and artwork are ready to print and already on the manufacturers FTP servers!

Quality - We believe our manufacturer creates great products with excellent quality. We think you will be impressed. Plus, if you have any issues you can contact them directly (missing cards, torn box, etc.) to fix the problem. That's a big advantage of buying games through Around The Clock Games!

Ideas - I appreciate any ideas you have for this project. I may not be able to respond to all ideas thrown my way (but I will try to!). I also want to keep the process as positive as possible, so please help me keep it that way. Thanks!

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