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A 45 min sandbox adventure for 1-4 players w/ limited action selection, grid movement, press-your-luck & Item-Holding Meeples!
A 45 min sandbox adventure for 1-4 players w/ limited action selection, grid movement, press-your-luck & Item-Holding Meeples!
A 45 min sandbox adventure for 1-4 players w/ limited action selection, grid movement, press-your-luck & Item-Holding Meeples!
17,152 backers pledged $589,816 to help bring this project to life.

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Why Back This Project?    

  • Great Gameplay! - Raving reviews from gamers of all types and ages. Being called "the best in the series."
  • Huge Discounts! 20% OFF
  • KS Limited Exclusivity Content! - Deluxe copies will NOT enter regular distribution. 
  • Bundled Deals! - Even deeper discounts AND lower shipping costs.
  • ITEMeeples™ - of course!!
  • Stretch Goals Galore! - Your pledge WILL improve the game.

 

 

 

Base Game Components:

  • Box
  • Rulebook
  • 12 ITEMeeples™
  • 24 Pieces of ITEMeeples™ Equipment (sword, shield, staff, etc.)
  • 1 Cardboard Item Rack
  • 5 Custom Engraved Dice
  • 4 Wood Heart Tokens
  • 4 Wood Power Tokens
  • 4 Wood Fairy Tokens (one for each player)
  • 1 Wood Active Player Token
  • 1 Wood Round Tracker Token
  • 4 Cardboard Max Health Trackers
  • 4 Cardboard Max Power Trackers
  • 16 Cardboard Goblin Tokens
  • 5 Movement Cards
  • 4 Adventure Cards
  • 24 Quest Cards
  • 1 Round/Score Card
  • 1 Magic/Spell Card
  • 4 Player Cards
  • 17 Double-Sided Map Cards

Deluxe Components:  

  • All Base Game Components Plus...
  • 1 Quest for the Golden Mushrooms Rulesheet
  • 7 Mushroomfolk Meeples
  • 3 Golden Grotto Map Cards

Deluxe content features the mini-expansion Quest for the Golden Mushrooms! In this mini-expansion the goblins have captured some of the most magical mushroom folk of the land and the heroes that can rescue them will be generously rewarded! 

Quest for the Golden Mushrooms adds a capture-the-flag element to Tiny Epic Quest, as well as some additional variability through the addition of Golden Grotto Map Cards!

***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.

Tiny Epic Quest is the classic story of a fairy tale world overrun by evil and in need of heroes... that's where you come in!

Tiny Epic Quest is a competitive game, where each player controls a band of three heroes and will travel a vast world fighting goblins, learning spells, completing quests and acquiring powerful magic items!

The world is made up of 17 map cards, each offering two locations, a left side, and a right side, for a total of 34 locations.

The layout of the world and the locations of the player castles are the same each game, however the locations of the temples, spells and goblins are unique each game.

Travel is handled by a limited-action-selection system offering five distinct forms of grid-movement of which only four will be used each round, during the day phase. 

During the day phase, players are also competing to complete puzzles as shown on three public quest cards. The first player to complete the puzzle by positioning their heroes accordingly collect the quest card and its benefits. 

 

Each round is broken down into two phases, the day phase and the night phase.

 

In the night phase, players will roll adventure dice in a communal press-your-luck fashion to try to accomplish the tasks at the locations they ended at during the day phase. This could be fighting a goblin, learning a spell, or delving into a temple. But be careful, if you take too much damage you may exhaust and lose all that round's progress and more! 

Players keep track of their heroes' collective health, power and progress on personal adventure logs.

And when you acquire powerful items, you equip them right to your ITEMeeples™! 

Players keep track of their spell progress, and the rounds magic level on a community magic mat. As the round's magic increases, goblins become more threatening and even your own power turns from good to bad!

After five rounds, the game is over. While you may not have single handedly saved the world, did you accomplish more than the other players? Whoever has the most points in the end from goblins killed, spells learned, quests accomplished, and legendary items acquired, wins the game!

 

 

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Community Suggested Stretch Goal!
Community Suggested Stretch Goal!

 

This is a DELUXE ONLY Stretch Goal.
This is a DELUXE ONLY Stretch Goal.

 

 

 

Glorious Victories are digital content for the Premium Print 'N Play. They will also be made available to all TEQ players on BGG
Glorious Victories are digital content for the Premium Print 'N Play. They will also be made available to all TEQ players on BGG

 

 

 

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 Quest. This version of the game is like a share ware version, it does not include complete art assets or stretch goals but is printer friendly and can give you a great idea of how the game plays.

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

Find out more about Tiny Epic Quest on our website and join discussions about the game on BGG. Below are reviews of the game (in prototype form). Please follow the links and see what is being said of the game.

Rahdo's Final Thoughts
Rahdo's Final Thoughts

 

                                                                                                                                                       

 

 

"The gameplay is rich and there are lots of tough decisions to make throughout the game." - Jonathan H. Liu
"The gameplay is rich and there are lots of tough decisions to make throughout the game." - Jonathan H. Liu

 

 

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.  

BUT Don't Worry! We offer "Worry-Free" Shipping and will reimburse your customs charges! 

So pledge with confidence! For more information on this click the image below.

Click to learn more about worry free shipping.
Click to learn more about worry free shipping.

 

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. This has been true for all our Tiny Epic games. We have shipped thousands and thousands of copies of Tiny Epic games to international backers without any occurrences. If you order a 10 pack, and get hit with customs, we'll reimburse you! That's worry free shipping!

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.  

Do not add to your KS pledge for add-ons, you will pay for them in PledgeManager.

 

 

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 us a message through Kickstarter directly.

Please learn more about our team here.

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

Credits:

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

 

Click to visit us on Facebook!
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Click to view more ITEMeeples™ photos!
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Click to view more ITEMeeples™ photos!
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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 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 Quest to game tables all around the world!

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    HONORARY PRODUCER

    You will receive an ADVANCE copy of a full Kickstarter Version of Tiny Epic Quest - including all stretch goals and the ***Kickstarter Limited Exclusive Mini-Expansion, Quest for the Golden Mushrooms!

    This copy of TEQ 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 TEQ!

    With it you will receive an Honorary Producer Certificate personally autographed by Scott Almes, Miguel Coimbra and myself.

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

    You will also receive a print-on-demand copy of Tiny Epic Quest using the Premium Print 'N Play files in January 2017.

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