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Tactical combat in a 3D environment featuring solo play, cooperative play, competitive play and team play.
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Yes! It all fits back into the box! 

Tiny Epic Tactics achieves endless layers of strategy and fun through utilizing a simple combat system with variable player powers and 3D terrain! 

Nesting inside the game box are 5 smaller boxes and a map/scroll. Players will set up the game by placing these 5 boxes, plus the box bottom, onto the scroll in designated areas. This creates the environment that players will explore and battle across. 

Conquer your opponents in tactical combat where every calculated move matters... or journey across the land and through the caves in a grand cooperative/solo adventure! 

In competitive play, players will pit their teams against one another in effort to score the most victory points by the end of the game. Each turn, players will have 3 actions to assign across their team. They can move and/or attack with their heroes and different types of heroes have different ways of attacking.

Victory points are awarded for area control, enemy heroes captured, and keeping your own heroes alive. Gaining complete control of one, or multiple, specific areas offers the most victory points in competitive play.

Gaining control of these areas requires your heroes maintaining majority presence in these areas over the course of a few turns. This requires a careful balance of offense and defense. The control of these areas can easily shift from one player to another based on which player has the majority heroes present in the designated spaces. Once a set number of areas are captured, or one of the players has lost all of their heroes, the end game is triggered. 

Tiny Epic Tactics offers a distinctly different experience for solo and cooperative play. In these modes, players will adventure across the map, fighting spawning enemies and exploring caves (printed on the interior of each of the boxes).

The goal is to acquire treasures, that belongs to the enemy, from these caves while keeping your heroes alive. Once the end of the game is triggered, victory points are tallied based on how many treasures you took from the enemy and how many heroes you kept alive. 

Your team will consist of 4 heroes, regardless of mode you are playing. You will have one Fighter, one Wizard, one Rogue and one Beast! Each type offer different strengths and abilities.

Fighters are strong and versatile. With lots of hit points and a strong melee attack, they are a great unit to lead the battle. While their missile range is short, it proves useful when moving into position. Their special powers reinforce their ability to stand their ground or to unleash high damage in short range combat scenarios. 

Wizards are powerful and resourceful. Their high damage output at long ranges can make them among the most lethal opponents on the field. However, their low hit points make them a target. If one gets caught without an escape plan, they won't be around much longer. Their special powers range from support to multiple-target attacks.

Rogues are swift and cunning. They offer good mobility combined with long range missile attacks. This makes them particularly useful in softening enemy units while bouncing from one control area to another. Their special powers range from weakening enemy units to reinforcing their pesky maneuvers.

Beasts are relentless and reliable. They have good movement, high hit points and strong melee damage. This combination makes them an army of one. You'll be tempted to send them to one control area and the rest of your team to another. However, they lack any sort of ranged attack and their special powers typically benefit nearby teammates. So you'll want to weigh your options tactically. 

This image is updated to reflect unlocked stretch goals.
This image is updated to reflect unlocked stretch goals.

Deluxe Content: Lanterns Mini Expansion

The Lanterns mini expansion adds a 'pick up and deliver' like mechanism to Tiny Epic Tactics furthering the options and replayability of the game. During the game's setup, each village is given an unlit lantern (backside of token). When a player sends one of their heroes through a portal (cave) they come out with a torch. A player can only have one of their heroes holding a torch at any given time. If a hero takes damage while holding a torch, the torch goes out. If a hero brings a torch to a village and lights the lantern of that village, the player who controls that hero collects the lantern for victory points at the end of the game. 

***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. 

The Maps Expansion is a set of box covers and scrolls. It includes everything needed to convert the 6 Evergreen Woodlands boxes into 2 different settings: the Winter Highlands and the Savage Wastelands

The Maps Expansion is usable with ALL play modes. These are NOT just aesthetic changes! These change the gameplay drastically. Each map takes a different approach to where control areas are placed, how much space is between the control areas and what terrain surrounds them. This requires a different strategy on how to approach and defend the control areas resulting in a very different experience!

Note: dungeon interiors will remain the same.

Check out the images and video below for a closer look at these alternative settings. 

Maps Expansion Includes:

  • 1 Winter Highlands Map Scroll
  •  6 Winter Highlands Box Covers (to be placed over the Evergreen Woodlands boxes) 
  • 1 Savage Wasteland Map Scroll
  •  6 Savage Wasteland Box Covers (to be placed over the Evergreen Woodlands boxes) 
  • 1 Reinforced Envelope

The box covers are constructed of thick premium cardstock and can be flattened after use for easy storage.

Manually add $12 to your pledge, or select the specific reward tier, if you'd like the Maps Expansion to ship with your copy of Tiny Epic Tactics.

Check out the video below for a rotating view of all 3 maps.

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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!

Social Media Stretch Goals 

Follow the links below to visit our Social Media pages and help unlock the Box Sleeve!

Funding Stretch Goals 

NOTE: the scroll in this image is NOT what the reverse side of the scroll will look like. It will have a different layout, designed more to favor map building.
NOTE: the scroll in this image is NOT what the reverse side of the scroll will look like. It will have a different layout, designed more to favor map building.

Check out these videos below to learn how to play Tiny Epic Tactics.

Find out more about Tiny Epic Tactics on our website and join discussions about the game 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. Please follow the links and watch the videos to see what people are saying about the game.

Tiny Epic Tactics shows once again why so many fans consider the Tiny Epic line an insta-back on Kickstarter. - Jonathan H. Liu
Tiny Epic Tactics shows once again why so many fans consider the Tiny Epic line an insta-back on Kickstarter. - Jonathan H. Liu

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 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 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
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! 

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Thank you very much for your support!  

Sincerely,  

Michael Coe, Founder & CEO

Click here to visit our website.
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 ©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 Tactics 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 Tactics - including all stretch goals, the ***Kickstarter Limited Exclusive Deluxe Content and the Maps Expansion.

    This copy of TET 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 TET!

    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 Tactics using the Premium Print 'N Play files in May 2019.

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