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New Beeginnings: A Gateway 4X Game Supporting the Bees!

by Blue Fairy Games

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Did you know that more than half of North America’s 4,000 native bee species are in decline, with 1 in 4 species at risk of extinction? Bees pollinate 1 in 3 bites of food we eat and 80% of the world’s flowering plants! Without these friendly little pollinators, there is a direct impact on the world's food security.

New Beeginnings is a 2-6 player strategy exploration (4X) game with a light and fun theme that helps raise awareness of the honeybee's plight and commits to supporting The Bee Conservancy with a portion of profit from every copy sold!

The Bee Conservancy partners with community groups, schools, foundations, and corporate teams to inspire environmental stewardship, build and distribute bee habitats, and empower people from all walks of life to become advocates in their communities.

If you love bees and enjoy playing, Hive, Tak, or Chess, you'll love this game.

It is Springtime in the local beehive and the queen is ready to swarm with a portion of the hive to seek out and establish a new home. To prepare, she is holding a competition for the hive to see which bees are best fit to go with her. As a player, you take on the role of a team of bees competing in this game. Can you be more efficient than your opponents in collecting resources for the hive, manage new growth, and protecting the hive from danger and disease? Only the best will get to go with the queen on this new adventure!

Learn how to play!

Six players play New Beennings at GenCon's Double Exposure
New Beeginnings board prototype
Control your team of bees to explore the flower field and collect valuable resources for the hive. Analyze your opponent's moves and strategy to outwit the other teams and fight your way to victory. Take covert actions to accomplish the secret mission assigned to you by the queen herself.

Example of full board with full flower field

Players move bees and collect resources with action points and free abilities based on each bee's role. All players begin with Drones and must manage the population and roles within their hive to collect resources more efficiently than other players. The game has three different game ending conditions, allowing the players to choose a strategy to be the winning team.

Six teams of bees, with each bee type having a different style of movement

The Hive School, where you train your bees to meet your needs!

Planned Game Components
  • 114 Bees (19 per team)
  • 120 Flowers (20 per set of six flower types: daffodil, lotus, pansy, tulip, rose, and amaryllis)
  • 6 Hive Schools
  • 7 main board panels (6 bee team panels and the queen's chamber)
  • 6 Player Aides
  • 16 Queen's Mission Cards (each with unique bee fact flavor text)
  • Rulebook

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