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Victory never tasted so sweet! An easy-to-learn card game for 2-4 people. Defend your hives, harvest honey and WIN THE WAR!
Victory never tasted so sweet! An easy-to-learn card game for 2-4 people. Defend your hives, harvest honey and WIN THE WAR!
Victory never tasted so sweet! An easy-to-learn card game for 2-4 people. Defend your hives, harvest honey and WIN THE WAR!
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Honey Wars : The Award-Winning Game About Bees!

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It’s a beautiful spring day, the flowers are in bloom, and there’s an epic battle waging beneath the petals.

You and your fellow players control hives of bees, working to build your empire while blocking your opponents’ efforts to do the same. Defend your hives from real-world threats faced by these vital insects, harvest honey, and use threat cards to attack your opponents.

Honey Wars is the winner of the 2015 Gamehole Con "Take That" Board Game Challenge hosted by The Game Crafter. Of the 87 contestants, Honey Wars was ranked #1 based on overall presentation, playability, unique design aspects, and fun!

It's a bee game, so bring your A-game!

The first player to have 3 hives and 12 honey wins. Players take 4 different actions on their turn:

  • Defend: Roll the die once for each of your hives that is being attacked.
  • Harvest: Gain honey from your hives.
  • Spend: Attack your opponents' hives, build a new hive, or hire a beekeeper buddy.
  • Draw: Discard cards from your hand and draw new cards.
Free PnP by Andrew Smith is licensed under CC BY-NC-ND 3.0 US
Free PnP by Andrew Smith is licensed under CC BY-NC-ND 3.0 US

Here is a short instructional video:

Here is a more detailed walk-through, with some example rounds: 

 "We really enjoyed it. We thoroughly had a ton of fun with this game."

"If you're in the market for a family game, this one will definitely fit that bill. It's easy to play, easy to learn."

"I have played Honey Wars both 2 and 3-players, with both adults and kids ages 7 and 10 and it has been a real hit."  ~~ Read the entire Meeple-Sized review here.

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Prototype of the Collector's Edition box for Deluxe Honey Wars. The final product will be professionally sanded, stained, and finished.
Prototype of the Collector's Edition box for Deluxe Honey Wars. The final product will be professionally sanded, stained, and finished.

We've met our funding goal, so you can expect a complete game with high quality components. We've also planned several stretch goals to upgrade to premium components, that will take this game from great to UN-BEE-LIEVABLE.

                      

The world’s honey bee population is in serious decline. We've done our best to make accurate in-game representations of the threats and struggles that honey bees face. To ensure accuracy, we worked with Dr. Jamie Ellis and the University of Florida Honey Bee Research and Extension Lab in this endeavor.

Bees are responsible for pollinating the crops that provide about 90% of the world’s nutrition. We hope to make Honey Wars not only an enjoyable gaming experience, but also one that helps spread awareness about the plight of these awesome little bugs.

Your support will provide us a way to manufacture a fun game with high quality components and get it into the hands of the public to enjoy. Do your part to save the bees! Have some fun and learn something while you’re at it. Pick up a copy of Honey Wars and maybe one for a friend.

Risks and challenges

Our goal is to provide a quality product to you, on time. If hiccups happen, we will be sure to address them with ferocity. If something that will affect delivery date does come up, you will know about it. We plan to provide regular updates to our backers, keeping you in the loop every step of the way.

We will be taking care of fulfillment in house, using USPS. Your game should arrive to you well-packaged and intact.

We have quotes from printers and a clear plan for manufacturing. We are prepared for instances where this project funds at the lowest level, is wildly successful, or anything in between.

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    PREMIUM PRINT-AND-PLAY: Receive a full-resolution, color PnP version of Honey Wars. This allows you to print out the cards yourself.

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    DELUXE HONEY WARS: Receive one complete copy of the game, including all unlocked stretch goals.

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