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Tiny Epic Galaxies gets pilots, new ships, press-your-luck, and set collection in this full-box expansion! Take TEG to the next level!
Tiny Epic Galaxies gets pilots, new ships, press-your-luck, and set collection in this full-box expansion! Take TEG to the next level!
Tiny Epic Galaxies gets pilots, new ships, press-your-luck, and set collection in this full-box expansion! Take TEG to the next level!
10,671 backers pledged $411,635 to help bring this project to life.

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This image will be printed on the box interior.
This image will be printed on the box interior.

 

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Click to hear his full thoughts @081:10.
Click to hear his full thoughts @081:10.

 

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Tiny Epic Galaxies Beyond the Black is a full-box expansion to Tiny Epic Galaxies and requires Tiny Epic Galaxies to play. It is not a stand-alone game.

For your convenience the original Tiny Epic Galaxies is available on this project and will ship with Tiny Epic Galaxies Beyond the Black. It is also available for immediate purchase and delivery HERE, if you'd rather not wait. If you're a retailer and would like to carry Tiny Epic Galaxies please inquire HERE.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Deluxe content features the Drones mini-expansion, which integrates with the pilots, and four additional pilot cards. Additional pilots to include TWO very special cameo appearances by Andy Weir and Tim Schafer!! See them compete in Tiny Epic Galaxies on TableTop Season 4 (coming soon)!

 

***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.

If you are wanting to learn more about Tiny Epic Galaxies, please visit the original Kickstarter page HERE

TEG Beyond the Black expands Tiny Epic Galaxies in a few ways:

1. Pilots (Variable Powers)! Now players compete to hire the best pilots, with powerful abilities, in addition to competing over the best planets.

Pilots are hired by activating 2, or 3, like dice. You activate 2 like dice if the pilot you're hiring is trained to fly the ship you're assigning them to, or you activate 3 like dice if you need to assign the pilot to a ship they are not trained to fly.

2. Exploration (Press-Your-Luck)! Now you can send your ships into unexplored space on a hunt for resources or exploration badges! But beware, you may end up in the orbit of a black hole or being forced to lose resources of your own. To explore, you simply move a ship onto the exploration card. Then, if there are any exploration cards face up, you may take one. OR, you can flip over the top card of the deck, if it's red, you must take it and stop exploring. If it's green, you can take it, or go again until 3 exploration cards are face up, at which point you would have to take the next card you flip.

3. Badges (Set-Collection)! Thought you had a handle on everyone's scores in Tiny Epic Galaxies?? Now you'll have to think again. Players will be collecting exploration badges from pilots they hire and exploration cards they acquire. After the game is over, players are rewarded bonus victory points for each badge type they have the most of. These points can stack up fast and provide opportunities for come-from-behind victories! 

 

Since Tiny Epic Galaxies Beyond the Black is an expansion to Tiny Epic Galaxies, we will grandfather the component qualities from TEG into TEGBTB.

FREE COMPONENT UPGRADES

  • 2mm Box Thickness
  • Spot UV Box Logos
  • Box Interior Printing (using the hangar image at the top of the page)
  • 310 gsm Ivory Core Linen Cardstock
  • Cards with Rounded Corners

Below are additional upgrades the game will come with if we are able to reach the listed goals. Please share this project with as many people as possible!

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Community Suggested Stretch Goal!
Community Suggested Stretch Goal!

 

Community Suggested Stretch Goal!
Community Suggested Stretch Goal!

 

Upgrades the Premium Print 'N Play and will also be made public on BGG for all TEG players. This is a digital reward that will not be in the game box.
Upgrades the Premium Print 'N Play and will also be made public on BGG for all TEG players. This is a digital reward that will not be in the game box.

This will be the last stretch goal of the project.

In addition to the videos below, you can download the free print and play game and rules in the next section or from BoardGameGeek.com.

 

 

You've read all about how great the game is, but now let me prove it to you! 

Follow the links below to find a FREE Print & Play of Tiny Epic Galaxies Beyond the Black.

Note: the rule book is also a separate download.  

Click HERE for the Print 'N Play Games Files  

Click HERE for the Print 'N Play Rulebook

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

 

 

 

Hear what others have to say about Tiny Epic Galaxies Beyond the Black in the reviews below.

"It makes Scott Almes' best even better!" - Richard Ham
"It makes Scott Almes' best even better!" - Richard Ham

 

 

"It’s terrifically thematic imagining your ship swept up in a black hole or navigating an asteroid belt." Click to read the full preview.
"It’s terrifically thematic imagining your ship swept up in a black hole or navigating an asteroid belt." Click to read the full preview.

 

    
"It's an essential expansion." - Donald Dennis starts @081:10
"It's an essential expansion." - Donald Dennis starts @081:10

 

"This is just what an expansion should be." - Fairway 3 Games
"This is just what an expansion should be." - Fairway 3 Games

 

"The pilot and exploration cards add new mechanics that substantially change the base game thus making Beyond the Black a worthwhile addition" - Marty Connell @06:45
"The pilot and exploration cards add new mechanics that substantially change the base game thus making Beyond the Black a worthwhile addition" - Marty Connell @06:45

 

"I continue to be impressed by the Tiny Epic series, and Beyond the Black is a worthy addition to the line-up." - Jonathan H. Liu, Geek Dad
"I continue to be impressed by the Tiny Epic series, and Beyond the Black is a worthy addition to the line-up." - Jonathan H. Liu, Geek Dad

 

"...the game feels more solid and everything in the expansion feels at home in the base game." - Ken Grazier
"...the game feels more solid and everything in the expansion feels at home in the base game." - Ken Grazier

 

Stuart's Study previews Tiny Epic Galaxies Beyond the Black HERE

More previews to come...

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!! Here are some fun social media avatars you can use to help with that:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

All rewards for this project will be shipped from the US.  

Our number one goal, and responsibility, is to deliver your rewards. We simply cannot commit to shipping methods or discounts that would price us out of fulfilling our responsibilities to you. Thank you for your patience and understanding regarding this.  

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.

Regarding customs: because this game comes in a tiny box with a low declaration, most international backers, of 1 and 2 copies, will not get hit with customs or import fees. The games will be delivered right to your door. We have shipped thousands and thousands of copies of Tiny Epic games to international backers without any occurrences.

 

Add-ons, such as base and deluxe copies of TEGBTB, Premium Print & Plays (including the TEGBTB premium PnP), previous Tiny Epic games, play mats, and more, will be offered in PledgeManager. Though the full menu won't be offered until the PledgeManager is open.

All reward tiers offer access to PledgeManager. 

You MAY add to your pledge for add-ons shown on the above PledgeManager menu and your additional funds will be available for you in PledgeManager. 

Please do not add to your pledge for items not shown on the above PledgeManager menu. 

 

 

 

The 6 design goals of a Tiny Epic game!
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 referring to the small box used for each game AND the simple, easy to understand, set of rules each possess.  

• EPIC referring to their surprisingly gratifying gameplay. Each are 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 me a message on Kickstarter.

Please learn more about our team here.

and don't forget to sign up for our newsletter!

Credits:

Game Design: Scott Almes

Illustrations: Naomi Robinson

Graphics: Benjamin Shulman 

Thank you very much for your support!

Sincerely,

Michael Coe, Founder & Publisher

Visit us at www.GamelynGames.com
Visit us at www.GamelynGames.com

 

 

©2016 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, abilities etc. shown of the game are subject to change per manufacturer's requirements and/or the publisher's choice for what is in the best interest of the game and the backers.

Risks and challenges

The publication of a board game is a complicated process. It can be prone to many mistakes and that does not exclude experienced publishers.

We're proud to say that we are prepared for the task at hand and have years of experience in successfully 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 75% complete. The production quote is in hand and ready to be initiated.

2. We are working with our long time partners Panda Game Manufacturing. Who we've worked with on over 10 separate projects and have a great relationship with. 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 Ship Naked again for project fulfillment. Having worked with them for over 4 years, we are confident that they can handle any amount of work we send their way. They have fulfilled all our 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 Galaxies Beyond the Black to the gaming world!

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    1x (DELUXE) TEG Beyond the Black

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    (DELUXE BUNDLE) 1x TEG + 1x TEGBTB

    Bundle the original Tiny Epic Galaxies with its expansion Tiny Epic Galaxies Beyond the Black.

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    HONORARY PRODUCER

    You will receive an AUTOGRAPHED ADVANCE copy of BOTH deluxe Tiny Epic Galaxies and deluxe Tiny Epic Galaxies Beyond the Black.

    You will be able to NAME one of the new planets from TEGBTB. Planet names are subject to approval.

    You will be credited as Honorary Producer in the rulebook of TEGBTB.

    You will receive a print-on-demand copy of TEGBTB using the Premium Print 'N Play files in November 2016.

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