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Honey Buzz — The Worker Bee Placement Game

The Bears are hungry! Build your hive, make some honey, and sell it at the market in this sweet little strategy game.

Honey Buzz — The Worker Bee Placement Game

The Bears are hungry! Build your hive, make some honey, and sell it at the market in this sweet little strategy game.

$54,571
pledged of $15,000pledged of $15,000 goal
1,115
backers
12days to go

All or nothing. This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Thu, November 28 2019 2:00 AM UTC +00:00.

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The bees have discovered economics! Can you make the best honey for this bear market?
Honey Buzz Rulebook Draft
With more sweet stretch goals coming!
Check back throughout the Kickstarter campaign to hear from Rahdo, The Dice Tower, MvM, Tantrum House, Blue Peg, Pink Peg and others!
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  • The Champaign-Urbana Community: For the past three years now, our local board gaming community is an amazing source of advice, encouragement, and, of course, fun. We can't begin to express how much you mean to us. We cannot thank you all enough for your playtesting, feedback, support, and friendship. Curious parties can learn more about our community at www.cudoplays.com and  facebook.com/cuboardgames, or just move to town and we'll show you around!
  • We Make Trailers: We Make Trailers and Bryce Walter have come through again and again for us. From our first collaboration on the End of the Trail project video, then Atlantis Rising, and now Honey Buzz, we're always blown away by his dedication and fantastic work. This time around he also helped us out with some last minute animated gif work. We can't thank him enough for his help.
  • Protospiel: We are so fortunate to have been able to playtest with the designers and playtesters who are part of the Protospiel community this year and the game improved due to their valuable early feedback at Protospiel Madison and Protospiel Milwaukee. We wish all the designers and publishers that are part of that community well.
  • Stonemaier Games Design Day: Speaking of early feedback, one of the first places where Paul playtested Honey Buzz was at the 2017 Stonemaier Games Design Day. That event laid the groundwork for the partnership between Elf Creek and Paul. We want to thank the Design Day community for their support and feedback, and Jamey Stegmaier and Alan Stone for hosting such a tremendous event.
  • Off Duty Ninja: We'd be horribly remiss to not thank Kira Peavley, Jondi Soper, and Ian Birdsall, whose marketing prowess have helped us dot i's and cross t's that we didn't even know needed punctuation. They've been a phenomenal source of help, support, and wisdom, and we're unbelievably grateful to them for their partnership with Elf Creek.
  • John Burroughs School: A huge thank you from Paul and all of us here on the team to the students at JBS for their many playtests and ideas over the years. And a special thanks to Ben Wei for designing our beloved little beeples.
     

Risks and challenges

Honey Buzz is Elf Creek Games's third Kickstarter project. We fulfilled our first game, End of the Trail, on time, getting it to backers ahead of its public release. We are shipping our second game, Atlantis Rising, to backers now!

We are working with the same game manufacturer (Panda GM). With each of our previous games, any issues that arose were handled professionally and in a timely manner. This is one of the reasons why we are proud to partner with Panda moving forward.

We are continuing to partner with Quartermaster Logistics for fulfillment in the US and Canada, with VFI for Asia, with Aetherworks for fulfillment in Australia and New Zealand, with Meeple Logistics for the EU and with Spiral Galaxy for the UK and elsewhere. Partnering with these companies will allow us to have shipping and fulfillment costs that are great for our customers and they will work with us to make sure that the fulfillment process with Honey Buzz goes as smooth as possible.

As Kickstarter enthusiasts ourselves, we understand that sometimes it is necessary to cancel a pledge, even after it has been collected. Hardships occur to everyone and we want to be a company that understands the issues that backers might face. To this end, we will offer 100% refunds within 90 days of the campaign ending. We will offer a 100% refund within 60 days of receiving your reward.

Lastly, we are anticipating Honey Buzz to be another very successful campaign for us. Every campaign brings with it new challenges and learning experiences. We have the utmost confidence in the experience and expertise of our partners to help us along our way. And we have worked to establish relationships with publishers throughout the industry who are always willing to offer us their advice and support. We will be keeping you, our backers, up to date each step along the way. After the campaign, we will be reaching out to you at least once a month and will be available to answer any questions that you have in a timely manner.

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