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A worker placement dino game on the go! Plays 1-4 dino-ranching players in 45 minutes and is easy to learn and teach! It's Tiny Epic.
A worker placement dino game on the go! Plays 1-4 dino-ranching players in 45 minutes and is easy to learn and teach! It's Tiny Epic.
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In Tiny Epic Dinosaurs, breakthroughs in modern science have dinosaurs and humans existing side by side. This has allowed for a lucrative industry: Dino Ranching! 

Independent ranchers have begun farming dinosaurs to sell to the highest bidders for use in their high thrill theme parks. 

You are one of those ranchers. Do you have what it takes to out ranch your opponents and operate the most successful dinosaur farm!?

Tiny Epic Dinosaurs is a 45 minute, 1-4 player game of dinosaur ranching, worker-placement and resource management. It features classic euro game mechanics with unique twists that portray the dangers of farming these prehistoric beasts.

In Tiny Epic Dinosaurs, players control a team of ranchers and will be acquiring, breeding and selling dinosaurs. The game is played over 6 rounds. With each round consisting of several short phases.

In phase one, players will harvest the resources from their farm that are not being consumed by their dinosaurs.

In phase two, players will put their ranchers to work. This phase has ranchers wrangling and buying new dinosaurs to farm, improving their farm’s security and supplies, vying for high dollar contracts, and researching technologies and unique dinosaur breeds. These unique dinosaur breeds introduce a large variety of special benefits players can utilize to separate themselves from their competition.

In phase three, ranchers return to finish their day’s work at the farm.

In phase four, players arrange their ranch, making sure their ranch is suitable for the types and quantities of dinosaurs they have.

Phase five is the feeding phase, and every dinosaur MUST be fed. Dinosaurs that don’t eat will escape, posing a grave threat to your enclosures’ security and your other dinosaurs.

Phase six is for breeding. For each pair of matching dinosaurs you have properly enclosed, you’ll welcome a new dinosaur to your farm!

At the end of the game, players will receive victory points for each dinosaur they have, public and private contracts they acquired and for their research developments. The player with the most victory points, wins the game.

This image reflects unlocked stretch goals.
This image reflects unlocked stretch goals.

Deluxe Content: Laboratory Mini Expansion

The Laboratory Mini Expansion introduces certain rewards to players during play, like extra dinosaurs, resources, or research cards. To unlock these rewards, players follow research paths marked on their Laboratory Mats. 

During setup, and at the start of each round, Lab Tokens are randomly placed above each Action Mat. When a player places a Rancher on an Action Mat, if there is a Lab Token there, that player must follow that research path on their Laboratory Mat. The Lab Token is then discarded. Once a player reaches a reward, they receive it immediately and reset their Microscope Token to the center of the Laboratory Mat.

The Laboratory Mini Expansion adds layers of thinking to a player's strategy when placing their Ranchers to take actions. If a player can synergize their action choices with the research paths they desire on their Laboratory Mat, they can accomplish more with fewer actions putting them ahead of their competition!

***Kickstarter-Limited Exclusivity - Deluxe content will not enter regular distribution. However, it will be available in limited supply at conventions, through contests, online at the BGG promo store, and directly from Gamelyn Games on our website or through our Amazon store.

Everyone loves stretch goals, us included!

Due to the constraints of box size (this is a Tiny Epic after all) and due to a total weight limitation, in order to keep shipping costs affordable for everyone, we are limited on how many stretch goals we can offer. If the project does very well, they will run out.

Please share this project with as many people as possible to help us achieve these goals and thank you for all the support!

This stretch goal improves the deluxe version of the game.
This stretch goal improves the deluxe version of the game.
This stretch goal improves the deluxe version of the game.
This stretch goal improves the deluxe version of the game.
Glorious Victories are digital content for the Premium Print 'N Play. They may also be made available to all TEDino players on BGG.

Download the print 'n play rulebook! These are prototype rules and have not been edited for final production. This is not a reflection of the final rulebook.

Go to download page.

Would you like to give the game a try?

Download our FREE Print & Play of Tiny Epic Dinosaurs. This version of the game is like a shareware version; it does not include all the content but it is printer friendly and can give you a great idea of how the game plays.

Go to download page.

Solo Playthrough:

 2 Player Playthrough with Laboratory Mini-Expansion:

Find out more about Tiny Epic Dinosaurs and join the conversation HERE on BGG.

Below are previews of the game (in prototype form). These videos include content that are stretch goals and may not be unlocked yet. 

Check out the videos to see what people are saying about the game.

Jonathan H. Liu of Geek Dad previews Tiny Epic Dinosaurs! Click here to read the preview.
RDTN covers Tiny Epic Dinosaurs in their latest Podcast. Check it out at 1:23:34

ALL EXTRAS AND/OR ADD-ONS ARE HANDLED IN PLEDGEMANAGER. 

See shipping table below for shipping rates.

The most effective way to assure that we reach all potential upgrades is to share this project on your social networks: Facebook, Twitter, Reddit, Instagram, blogs, etc. Share this project with EVERYONE!!

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To keep shipping costs affordable, all rewards will be shipped from our main warehouse in the US and also our main warehouse in the EU. However, all Tiny Epic Dinosaurs games and accessories will be US-Customs Friendly, CA-Customs Friendly, UK-Customs Friendly, EU-Customs Friendly, AU-Customs Friendly, and NZ-Customs Friendly.  

*Items added in the Pledgemanager after the project will not be covered by this customs friendly policy and will be the backer's responsibility.*

Therefore if you live in any of these regions and have any additional charges for receiving your package for Tiny Epic Dinosaurs, simply email info@gamelyngames.com with a copy of your customs receipt and we will reimburse you via PayPal. A small PayPal fee will apply and will not be reimbursed.

Shipping Costs

Every backer is important to us, regardless of location, but the reality is that shipping is very expensive and is a cost we all need to share. To offset this, while remaining fiscally responsible, we have included a small discount for ALL shipping, but no shipping is free.

  • World(B) = Argentina, Austria, Belarus, Brazil, Chile, Croatia, Romania, Russia, South Africa
  • World(A) = All other countries

All Add-Ons for this project are included in the reward tiers and/or will be handled AFTER the project within PledgeManager. There are no separate Add-Ons during the project.

If you'd like to add additional copies, or other previous games, to your pledge beyond what is available in the reward tiers, you may do so within PledgeManager after the project.

Items added in Pledgemanager are not covered by customs friendly shipping.

Do not add to your KS pledge for add-ons. You can add them and pay for them in PledgeManager after the project ends.

The 6 design goals of a Tiny Epic game!

"Tiny Epic" is an exclusive series of small box games produced by Gamelyn Games and designed by Scott Almes.

Each game in the series is entirely unique but strictly adheres to two core values: TINY and EPIC!

• TINY being the small box used for each game AND the simple, easy to understand, set of rules each possesses.

• EPIC being their surprisingly gratifying gameplay. Each is packed with meaningful decisions, layered strategy, and high replayability, traits not typically found in games this size.

To learn more about the series, please visit us online.

Gamelyn Games, LLC. is a passion driven game publishing company based out of Arizona. Our customers are our #1 focus! You can always count on friendly and prompt service and communication.

Please do not hesitate to reach out to us

or send us a message through Kickstarter directly.

Please learn more about our team here.

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Thank you very much for your support!

Sincerely,

Michael Coe, Founder & CEO

Click here to visit our website.

©2019 Gamelyn Games, LLC all rights reserved

***Kickstarter-Limited Exclusivity - Deluxe content will not enter regular distribution. However, it will be available in limited supply at conventions, through contests, online at the BGG promo store, and directly from Gamelyn Games on our website or through our Amazon store.

All images, components, game mechanics etc. shown of the game are subject to change per manufacturer's requirements and/or the publisher's preference for what is in the best interest of the game and the backers.

Risks and challenges

The publication of a board game is a highly involved process. It can be prone to many mistakes and delays, even for experienced publishers.

We're proud to say that we are prepared for the task at hand and have years of experience in successfully producing board games and fulfilling Kickstarter projects.

Here are the steps we take to prepare and reduce the likelihood of mistakes and delays:

1. We have done significant pre-production. This includes having all the illustrations for the game complete and the graphic art over 95% complete. The production quote is in hand and ready to be initiated.

2. We are working with an experienced manufacturing partner. We are familiar with their production requirements, timelines, payment schedules, communication methods and Chinese freight arrangements and costs for when it comes time for shipping. We will provide tracking information for the boat when the games leave China.

3. We are working with an experienced fulfillment partner. We are confident that they can handle any amount of work we send their way. They have fulfilled many projects and have proven to be communicative, punctual and respectful when dealing with our customers.

Above all, I am 100% dedicated to backer communication. I will be transparent with our process and involve our backers as much as possible. I will be present daily during the project to answer any questions and I read every comment. I will provide regular updates and supply photos of the progress.

Thank you for your trust in us! Let's bring Tiny Epic Dinosaurs to game tables around the world!

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    HONORARY PRODUCER

    You will receive an ADVANCE copy of a full Kickstarter Version of Tiny Epic Dinosaurs - including all stretch goals and the ***Kickstarter Limited Exclusive Deluxe Content.

    This copy of TEDinos is among the first of the entire production and is air-shipped to Gamelyn Games prior to the production being shipped overseas. You will be one of the very first people to own TEDinos!

    With it you will receive an Honorary Producer Certificate autographed by Scott Almes, Nikoletta Vaszi and Michael Coe.

    You will also be credited as Honorary Producer in the rulebook.

    You will also receive a print-on-demand copy of Tiny Epic Dinosaurs using the Premium Print 'N Play files in February 2020.

    You may add extra copies of TEDinos to your order in PledgeManager that will be delivered with the rest of the project fulfillment in July 2020 (estimated ETA).

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