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A 1-4 player fast-paced action-programming game of arena combat featuring a Mech and Power Armors to put your ITEMeeples directly into!
A 1-4 player fast-paced action-programming game of arena combat featuring a Mech and Power Armors to put your ITEMeeples directly into!
A 1-4 player fast-paced action-programming game of arena combat featuring a Mech and Power Armors to put your ITEMeeples directly into!
14,904 backers pledged $545,531 to help bring this project to life.

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Tiny Epic Mechs - Mechanized Entertainment Combat Heroes

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It's the year 3030, and technology offers humankind unimaginable entertainment. What used to be virtual reality is now reality, and sports that once occupied your flat-screen now occupy the world stage. The largest of them embodies the evolution and integration of athleticism and machinery. Once every five years, hundreds of millions of viewers tune in to witness the spectacle that is M.E.C.H.s: Mechanized Entertainment Combat Heroes.

Suit up your Meeples for the ultimate battle royale with...

Some items displayed are stretch goals and will need to be unlocked.
Some items displayed are stretch goals and will need to be unlocked.

The amazing ITEMeeples are snapped into your Mech when you earn it in play!

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Tiny Epic Mechs is an arena-style player-vs-player action-programming game. It features ITEMeeples with plastic molded power armors and a Mech suit that the ITEMeeples actually go inside of. 

In Tiny Epic Mechs, players take on the roles of highly skilled and athletic Mech pilots. 

They compete in a free-for-all battle royale over the span of six rounds. In each round, players select four of eight available actions to program. 

These actions keep you moving around the arena while allowing you to deploy high-scoring defensive turrets, plant explosive land mines with hidden values, collect resources, purchase weaponry, and power up into your Power Armor or eventually the highly-sought-after Mech Suit. While each player has their own Power Armor, there is only one Mech Suit, reserved for the king of the hill. 

Your programmed actions are played out one at a time around the table until all players have executed their four actions. When you cross paths with another player, combat ensues. During combat, players exchange fire until one player is out of ammo and must retreat, or they are defeated and forced to reset. 

Combat is fast, and you can use each weapon only one time per fight, so the more weapons you have, the longer you'll last. Weapons are categorized into three types, and each type counters one of the other types. If you time your weapons correctly, you can counter your opponent and unleash a more powerful attack and gain an edge over them. Dealing a lot of damage to your opponent will wow the audience and earn you lots of points, which brings you closer to victory. You also score victory points every other round based on area control and who controls the Mech. At the end of the game, you also earn points for each weapon you own. 

Why Back This Project? 

  •  Great Gameplay! - Fast paced and easy gameplay gets you right into the action. Variable player powers and numerous weapons keep you playing time and time again.
  •  Generous Pricing! No empty space! We will put more content in this box than found in most $50 games.
  •  KS Limited Exclusive Content! - Deluxe copies will NOT enter regular distribution. Don't miss out on these awesome extras.
  •  Bundled Deals! - Go in with a group to save even more!
  •  Stretch Goals Galore! - Your pledge WILL improve the game and get everyone more awesomeness!
  •  ITEMeeples® - Collect these unique items, power suits, and mech, and snap them right to your Meeples!
This image is updated to reflect unlocked stretch goals.
This image is updated to reflect unlocked stretch goals.

***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! However, 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!

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Glorious Victories are digital content for the Premium Print 'N Play. They will also be made available to all TEM players on BGG
Glorious Victories are digital content for the Premium Print 'N Play. They will also be made available to all TEM players on BGG
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All Stretch Goals for this project have been unlocked!! Thank you for your tremendous support!

In addition to the videos below, you can download the rulebook and free print & play in the section below to play game yourself. 

Would you like to give the game a try?  

Follow the links below to find a FREE Print & Play of Tiny Epic Mechs. 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.  

Note: the rule book is a separate download.

ALL EXTRAS AND/OR ADD-ONS ARE HANDLED IN PLEDGEMANAGER. See shipping table below for shipping rates. 

Find out more about Tiny Epic Mechs on our website and join discussions about the game HERE on BGG. 

Below are previews of the game (in prototype form). They may include characters or items that are stretch goals and not yet unlocked. Please follow the links and watch the videos to see what people are saying about the game.

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:

To keep shipping costs affordable, all rewards for this project will be shipped from the US. However, this campaign will be US-Customs Friendly, CA-Customs Friendly, UK-Customs Friendly, EU-Customs Friendly, AU-Customs Friendly, and NZ-Customs Friendly.

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

Please refer to the FAQ for additional information.  

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 menu items, to your pledge beyond what is available in the reward tiers, you may do so within PledgeManager after the project.  

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

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 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.  

Don't forget to sign up for our newsletter! 

Credits: 

Thank you very much for your support!  

Sincerely,  

Michael Coe, Founder & CEO

Click here to visit our website.
Click here to visit our website.

©2018 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 Mechs to game tables around the world!

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    PREMIUM PRINT & PLAY

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    TINY EPIC MECHS

    Retail Version - includes all base game stretch goals but does not include Deluxe content.

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    DELUXE - TINY EPIC MECHS

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    DELUXE - TINY EPIC MECHS x2

    Full Kickstarter Versions - includes all stretch goals and the ***Kickstarter Limited Exclusive Deluxe Content.

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    DELUXE - TINY EPIC MECHS x10

    Full Kickstarter Versions - includes all stretch goals and the ***Kickstarter Limited Exclusive Deluxe Content.

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    HONORARY PRODUCER

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

    This copy of TEM 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 TEM!

    With it you will receive an Honorary Producer Certificate autographed by Scott Almes, Roland McDonald 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 Mechs using the Premium Print 'N Play files in December 2018.

    You may add extra copies of TEM to your order in PledgeManager that will be delivered with the rest of the project fulfillment in August 2019 (estimated ETA).

    Includes:
    • PREMIUM PRINT & PLAY
    • TINY EPIC MECHS - DELUXE GAME
    • HONORARY PRODUCER RULEBOOK CREDIT
    • TEM PREMIUM PROTOTYPE
    • TEM AUTOGRAPHED CERTIFICATE
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