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Honey War - The new beekeeping board game!
« on: July 17, 2005, 04:48:03 PM »
Hi!

After weeks of prototyping, testing and tuning, I've finally finnished my beekeeping board game progject, HONEY WAR!!  It is free and can be made with a pair of scissors, a glue stick and a color printer.  Read more about the game on the
Honey War home page

Have fun!

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« Reply #1 on: July 17, 2005, 07:07:43 PM »
Looks pretty cool

Could a online version be made?
play against the computer or another player?
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« Reply #2 on: July 18, 2005, 11:08:49 AM »
Quote from: BigRog

Could a online version be made?
play against the computer or another player?

It would be possible, but board games are more fun as real board games.  I think a computer game would be better if you designed it as that right from the beginning.  Maybe I will try that some day :-)

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« Reply #3 on: August 22, 2005, 01:46:07 AM »
When my kids saw the saved file we printed it out on card stock for them and they had a BLAST.  Stll are!  I haven't had time to play it yet and since school started this past Friday our time will be maximized.  I can't think of a better way than a game that they want me to play with them.  Take care and thanks!  It's the one game they haven't argued over one bit!    David :D
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« Reply #4 on: August 22, 2005, 12:28:14 PM »
Hi David!

Thanks for the kind respons!  It is very cool if you try the game, and even better if you like it :-) I will be very glad for any feedback of what you and your kids think.

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« Reply #5 on: May 02, 2006, 12:45:57 PM »
This is what you call genius. An excellent way to teach kids about bees!
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« Reply #6 on: May 03, 2006, 01:01:08 AM »
eivindm!
                                              :wink:    :D     :o
    Well we're on our sixth printing, having worn out the other five sets.  To be honest I haven't looked at it with a critical eye, we're just enjoying it.  My three youngsters are now minor owners of a Russian hive each.  My son and I now scramble for the months' issue of ABJ and Bee Culture to see who reads it first.  But anyway, thanks it is the most played game in the house.      :lol:  

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« Reply #7 on: May 03, 2006, 04:23:15 AM »
Thanks again, Summerbee and David, for your kind words!  I'm really happy someone enjoys it! :-)  It took me a long time to create, and it is real fun to see that someone other than me actually  plays it! :-)

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« Reply #8 on: October 20, 2006, 05:10:32 PM »
How neat!!

I just found your thread and downloaded the files. Great game, I hope to make and play it soon.
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Re: Honey War - The new beekeeping board game!
« Reply #9 on: December 09, 2006, 12:29:46 PM »
If I take the time I can come up with a flash game. But With school and other things It would be Hard for me to learn how to make a game cause I only know how to make Small movies with my flash program.

Ill be sure to keep you updated if I DO make it. :-D
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« Reply #10 on: February 14, 2007, 05:58:44 PM »
Great Idea keep going
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Re: Honey War - The new beekeeping board game!
« Reply #11 on: July 11, 2008, 05:25:43 PM »
Yesterday I received a mail from a guy at BoardGameGeek that asked for permission to use graphics from my game at their site.  The game now has its own page at BoardGameGeek.  Pretty cool!

A while ago I also received an improved version of my manual from a guy from Canada who had played it with his friends.  He allowed me to use it, and thus the game has an improved manual.  My vocabulary is quite limited when it comes to board games, so this help was most appreciated :-)

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« Reply #12 on: October 08, 2008, 08:42:31 AM »
Here is a 10 minute podcast with a review of Honey War:

http://printandplay.blogspot.com/2008/08/episode-056-honey-war.html

I'm pretty satisfied with the comments too :-)

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Re: Honey War - The new beekeeping board game!
« Reply #13 on: January 25, 2010, 08:05:43 PM »
elvindm,

great idea! I am downloading it now as we are big on board games at our house......plus we have an A3 laminator at work  ;)
It's great to see someone thinking outside the box when it comes to educating people about bees and beekeeping - and in a fun way too.
Great stuff.

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« Reply #14 on: May 23, 2011, 11:17:14 PM »
This looks cool. I've often thought that a beekeeping game/app would do really well. I'll have to print this out for my wife and kids.

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« Reply #15 on: May 24, 2011, 04:53:24 AM »
Cool!  I'd appreciate any comments when you have tried it :-)

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« Reply #16 on: August 22, 2011, 02:31:19 PM »
Eivindm!!

This is great!!!  Wish I would have found this last year when my second grader did a whole lesson on bees.  The class would have loved this!  Right now my kids are enjoying it!  Have to find someone with a laminator though, have a feeling this will get worn out pretty quickly...Thank you!! (Especially since this is the week before school starts back up and I am grasping at straws to keep them entertained and not killing each other!! LOL!)

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« Reply #17 on: August 22, 2011, 03:05:05 PM »
Thanks a lot for the very kind words! It is very nice to hear that you enjoyed it!

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« Reply #18 on: August 22, 2011, 03:16:55 PM »
Does the wold WAR raise any negative feeling in Amerika (or even Europe); or it means only fun, joy and prosperity? If it still does it will not for the next generation.

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« Reply #19 on: August 22, 2011, 03:21:54 PM »
 I made the title, but live in Norway. I guess you hit the wrong country with your comment. It is a printout game. You are free to rename the title on your own copy to Honey Tycoon or whatever suits you :-)