Compete for priority in a thriving ecosystem in order to best serve your Nestlings in this dice placement, area majority game.

119,632 USD
of 36,000 USD Goal
Introduction to Nestlings

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Meet the Birds
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Why Back Now?
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Standard Components

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Miniature Add-on
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Dice Trays

A game of Nestlings is played over 4 rounds. Each round players will...

Populate Biomes GIF

Each Biome is populated with unique Resources according the amount of players at the table +1. This means there will always be at least a single Resource for everyone who visits each Biome!

Roll Dice GIF

Each round players will roll a set number of dice, and then, optionally choose to re-roll any of those dice before placing them into Biomes. This allows players the opportunity to mitigate any dice rolls that wouldn't otherwise be beneficial.

Placing Dice GIF

After rolling dice, each player places one die in the Biome matching the icon on the top of the die. Players play dice one at a time, until they have either: A) placed all of their dice, or B) have chosen to pass, saving one of their dice to use in the following round.

Compete for Priority GIF

The competition in Nestlings is rooted on gaining priority in the Biome. Biome priority is based on a top-down, left-to-right system, meaning players who place dice first in any Biome will gain priority, however, if a player places more dice in that same Biome, they take priority from the player who placed first. 

Gaining priority is crucial to getting the Resources you need and satisfying your Nestlings. The priority winning player gets to choose which Resource type they'll take first, as well as which type will get discarded back into the Biome bag. This element of strategy entices players to think critically about their dice placement options in order to maximize the efficiency of their placed dice. 

Gather Resources GIF

After all dice have been placed in a round, players gather Resources and either: A) Feed your native Resources to your Nestlings, or B) Save those Resources, along with Resources not from your respective Biome, below your player board. 

Feeding your Nestlings will pay off immediately, resulting in Victory Points gained at the end of the round, while saving Resources to complete the elusive public Gathering Goals, or your own private Nest Goals is a long-term strategy that will pay off at the end of the game. 

Which will you choose? Feed your Nestlings to capitalize on points immediately, or hunker down, collect Resources, and surprise your Avian competitors by capitalizing on a Gathering Goal?  

Add Segments GIF

Each time a player collects a unique Resource, they gather the corresponding Biome Segment, adding it to their Resource Ring. The Resource Ring features a wealth of strategic opportunities for players to utilize. Each Biome Segment is scored, each round, making it valuable to diversify the selection of Resources in order to maximize the effeciency of the Resource Ring. 

Activate Bonuses GIF

In addition to capitalizing on points gained from Biome Segments, the Resource Ring also features powerful bonuses that are activated once an individual section of the Resource Ring is completed. These bonuses can be used to chain react into other bonuses, causing a cascade of gaining additional Resources and Biome Segments, satisfying Gathering Goals for fewer Resources, and even paying another player for a Resource that they've stashed beneath their player board!

Complete Gathering Goals GIF

Each player has the opportunity to compete and score points from the elusive public Gathering Goals. These goals are difficult to achieve but offer players a substantial amount of Victory Points for their completion. 

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Shipping Table

Please Note: Shipping & VAT (where applicable) are not included in the Kickstarter Pledge price and will be calculated post campaign with the best available rates among our fulfillment partners!

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*Japan, South Korea, Vietnam, Phillipines, Singapore, Tiawan, Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia

**Not custom friendly

***We do not ship to Russia, Afghanistan, Ukraine, South America, Iran, Iraq, Syria, Brazil

VAT: In order to maintain compliance with EU & UK law, VAT fees will be charged after the project, within the Hive Pledge Manager. The amount collected will be based on the total value of the pledge and shipping cost according to the VAT rates of each country.

Shipping: Fees for each reward listed in the table above are estimates based on current rates and shipping a single game. Additional items will add to this cost. Shipping will be collected within the Pledge Manager after the conclusion of the campaign. Backers will provide their shipping address at this time as well.

Note: If your country is not listed above, either we are unable to ship to the location or will need to provide fees closer to delivery. Please inquire via Kickstarter message for further information and to discuss options. You may also email

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All UpdatesUpdate #2

New Art, Pledge Manager Extension + Tantrum House Promo Cards

2023-09-08 02:49:50

Hello Nestlings Fam,

Welcome to this week's update (albeit a day late)! We've got some fun stuff to report today so let's get to it!

Pledge Manager Extension

While Friday, September 8 was the original closing date of the Pledge Manager, we are still missing approximately ~20% of backer's pledges. We also opened the PM about a week or so later than anticipated, so we are extending it another week by keeping it accessible until Friday, September 15.

Don't worry, this won't push back submitting files for printing, and you'll still be able to request an address change up until production is complete.

With that said, head on over to Hive and complete your pledge. If you haven't received an invite, shoot me an email (

Biome Deck Board Art

So, one of the last pieces of art we were waiting for from our artist has landed. The AI deck used in 1-2 player games & even three player games to mimic a fourth human player is composed of 4 biome decks of 6 cards (5 resources and a wild worm).

In order to keep things organized, the above Biome Deck Board is where the biome decks will sit and be revealed during each round. Look at the beautiful landscapes. Perhaps this art could be repurposed for other things. Suggestions?

Fan Art Trading Card

One illustrator, or should I say painter, was so inspired by the art of Nestlings he took it upon himself to paint a trading card featuring the four original birds in the game. I think this style can definitely be leveraged in the future;)

Let's Rip The Band-Aid Off...

In a bit of disappointing news, we've learned that a set of four dice trays will NOT fit into the Deluxe Box of Nestlings. 

We were confident enough (in fact, explicitly told) they would all fit, but this is no the case due to some miscalculations. Of course these things happen and we'll take the blame, but we understand it's still not fun to hear.

Our sincerest apologies.

Tantrum House Promo Cards

The great content creators at Tantrum House are good friends of ours. They also just launched their Season 10 Kickstarter that allows them to continue doing wonderful things for the board game community.

We have partnered with them by designing 4 Season Event promo cards only available through their campaign! For a pledge of $10, you'll be able to choose the Nestlings promo cards or other promos from many other great board games!

Give the campaign a visit and support fellow board game enthusiasts!

Thanks all for now. 

Later Days!

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