Next Move Games will release a new nature themed abstract strategy game next week. In Beez, designed by Dan Halstad, players will look to collect the most nectar for their bee hive. The game is for two to four players, ages 8+, plays in around 30-45 minutes, and will carry an MSRP of $39.99.
From Next Move:
Beez invites players to take flight as a bee off to collect nectar for the hive.
BEWARE! players will compete with each other over precious nectar to achieve public and secret goals. Get your brain buzzing over the next great abstract game!
The game has a unique movement mechanism that brings a new game feeling to the players. The several objective cards add variety to the game, because the players have to develop a different strategy depending on their objectives.
Every move consists of three phases:
• 1. Flight planning: In this phase you plan how far and in which direction your collector bee will fly. The beehive helps with the possible flight direction and flight distance.
• 2. Fly and collect nectar drops: The collector bee flies in the planned direction. If she lands on a flower, she can collect an adjacent nectar drop. If she lands on a drop of water, she can fly again.
• 3. Make honey: The nectar drops can be stored in the honeycomb according to the flight distance. A drop must be placed adjacent to a placed drop. If the nectar drop cannot be stored, it stays in the garden. The game ends if a player has 12 nectar drops in his honeycomb.
Fill your honeycomb with nectar in different colors. Place the nectar optimally to fulfill multiple objective cards in different ways and thus get the most honey at the end of the game.