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Poker meets worker placement in this artfully crafted 30 minute board game for 1 to 4 players! TINY box, EPIC gameplay, EVERY TIME!
Poker meets worker placement in this artfully crafted 30 minute board game for 1 to 4 players! TINY box, EPIC gameplay, EVERY TIME!
Poker meets worker placement in this artfully crafted 30 minute board game for 1 to 4 players! TINY box, EPIC gameplay, EVERY TIME!
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"It feels even more 'western' than I thought it would." - Mike Fitzgerald (Designer of Wyatt Earp)
"It feels even more 'western' than I thought it would." - Mike Fitzgerald (Designer of Wyatt Earp)
"Fast is fine, but accuracy is everything." - Wyatt Earp
"Fast is fine, but accuracy is everything." - Wyatt Earp

Why Back This Project?  

  • Great Gameplay! - Raving reviews from gamers of all types and ages. Being called "the best in the series."
  • Huge Discounts! 28% OFF Base game (MSRP $25).
  • KS-Limited Exclusive Content! - Deluxe copies will NOT enter regular distribution. 
  • Stretch Goals Galore! - Your pledge WILL make the game better. 
  • Bundled Deals! - Even deeper discounts AND lower shipping costs.

All THIS for only $18! (+shipping)

Images will be adjusted to include stretch goals as they are unlocked.

The 30 unique and highly thematic buildings of Tiny Epic Western
The 30 unique and highly thematic buildings of Tiny Epic Western
The 12 unique and highly thematic bosses of Tiny Epic Western (including deluxe bosses)
The 12 unique and highly thematic bosses of Tiny Epic Western (including deluxe bosses)

Get it ALL at the Deluxe Level!

 AND...

Included in deluxe games only as an optional replacement to the base game wanted card.
Included in deluxe games only as an optional replacement to the base game wanted card.

***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.

In Tiny Epic Western, you are the boss! And upon your boss card, you will keep track of your posse and your influence.

You'll be sending your posse members around town to play poker, gain influence, and purchase buildings.

Each location offers compelling options of where to place your posse members. Like using a building there, gaining instant influence, or doubling down for extra influence at the risk of not getting any.  

You will play a poker hand at EACH location you send a posse member to.

Winning will get you the "poker pot" and any extra influence from a "double down" spot. You will need this influence for acquiring buildings later on in the round.

The Sheriff's Office is a unique location offering players the ability to change the value or suit of their poker card. It also offers a way to acquire an extra building each round and even activate your 3rd posse member! 

BEWARE! If you're standing in the way of your opponent, they can send their posse member in for a duel and possibly take your spot!

Fighting doesn't go unnoticed around here, or unrewarded for that matter, it is the wild west after all. The winner of the last duel always takes the wanted card.

After the locations have been resolved, and players have gained influence for their winning poker hands, a buying phase occurs. Players can now use their influence to acquire one building from a location where they have a posse member. Remember, hitting up the Sheriff's Office can get you an extra buy during this phase; that can be a real game changer!

Buildings offer you victory points, access to their abilities, and industry influence. 

At the end of each round, the player who had the best poker hand at the Town Hall advances one of three industries forward in their rank.

At the end of six rounds,or as many bullets as a revolver can hold, the game is over. The industries have now been ranked 1st through 3rd and the majority share holders (players with the most industry influence) will be paid bonus victory points respectively. Players add that to the sum of their victory points gained from acquired buildings, with the wanted player gaining an extra 2, and the player who has the most victory points is the winner!  

Click to enlarge! *this stretch goal does not increase the card count of base or deluxe.
Click to enlarge! *this stretch goal does not increase the card count of base or deluxe.
                                            
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.

Thank you all for your tremendous support, this game is better for it. 

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

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 Western. 

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 Western 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. 

Donald Dennis and Michael Coe chat Tiny Epic Western @55:12
Donald Dennis and Michael Coe chat Tiny Epic Western @55:12
                
"This is the smartest Tiny Epic game" -Richard Ham, Rahdo Runs Through
"This is the smartest Tiny Epic game" -Richard Ham, Rahdo Runs Through
“The best in the series” says Dan and Chris (0:35:25) from The Geek All-Stars
“The best in the series” says Dan and Chris (0:35:25) from The Geek All-Stars
                           
"I really like the marriage of mechanics to theme on this one. I also like the choices that you have to make throughout the game. To me that is a mark of a good game." -EverythingBoardGames.com
"I really like the marriage of mechanics to theme on this one. I also like the choices that you have to make throughout the game. To me that is a mark of a good game." -EverythingBoardGames.com
"Tiny Epic Western offers an unabbreviated worker placement experience and really feels like it is the most complete of all the Tiny Epic games designed so far." -Erik Dewey, Indie Cardboard
"Tiny Epic Western offers an unabbreviated worker placement experience and really feels like it is the most complete of all the Tiny Epic games designed so far." -Erik Dewey, Indie Cardboard
"I’m constantly amazed at how much game they pack into these boxes." -Jess, Gameosity.com
"I’m constantly amazed at how much game they pack into these boxes." -Jess, Gameosity.com
"You're essentially playing a poker hand every round which is seamlessly entwined with a worker-placement Euro game, yet it somehow makes perfect sense!" -Jeremiah, Theology of Games
"You're essentially playing a poker hand every round which is seamlessly entwined with a worker-placement Euro game, yet it somehow makes perfect sense!" -Jeremiah, Theology of Games
"Tiny Epic Western is a fun mixture of poker and worker placement, and it introduces some new tweaks to the worker placement genre that I hadn’t seen before." -Jonathan H. Liu, Geek Dad
"Tiny Epic Western is a fun mixture of poker and worker placement, and it introduces some new tweaks to the worker placement genre that I hadn’t seen before." -Jonathan H. Liu, Geek Dad
"The game deftly weaves worker placement mechanics with a poker aspect in a way that’s as equally original as it is thematic." -Ryan, The Cardboard Republic
"The game deftly weaves worker placement mechanics with a poker aspect in a way that’s as equally original as it is thematic." -Ryan, The Cardboard Republic
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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  

We happy to announce that our shipping costs have not increased from our previous project. 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. 

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 features of a Tiny Epic game.
The features 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 email us at Info@GamelynGames.com, contact me on Twitter @Gamelyn_Games, find me on Facebook.com/GamelynGames or send me a message on Kickstarter. 

Please learn more about our team here and the origins of Gamelyn Games in my latest interview.

Game Design: Scott Almes

Illustration and Graphic Design: Adam P. McIver

KS Video Editing: Benjamin Shulman

KS Video VO: Jeremy Schwartz

Thank you very much for your support. 

Sincerely, 

Michael Coe, Founder & Publisher

www.GamelynGames.com
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.  

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 is 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 Panda Game Manufacturing again. Having worked with them on over 10 separate projects, we have a great relationship with their entire team. We are familiar with their production requirements, timelines, payment schedules, communication methods and Chinese freight arrangements and costs.

3. We are working with Ship Naked again. Having worked with them for over 3 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, as to involve our backers as much as possible. I will be present daily during the project to answer any questions and read every comment. I will provide regular updates and supply photos of the progress.

Thank you for your trust in us! Lets bring Tiny Epic Western to the gaming world!

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FAQ

  • 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 of Tiny Epic Western to your pledge beyond what is available in the reward tiers, you may do so within PledgeManager.

    Tiny Epic Kingdoms, Tiny Epic Kingdoms Heroes' Call, Tiny Epic Defenders and Tiny Epic Galaxies WILL be available to add onto your pledge within PledgeManager. It is currently TBD whether deluxe versions will be offered, this is due to quantity restrictions. If deluxe versions are offered, there will be in very limited amount.

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  • No, but you can still get additional copies by adding them to your pledge in PledgeManager AFTER the project concludes.

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  • Yes.

    Base games include all stretch goals that say "Upgrades the Base Game".

    Deluxe games include ALL stretch goals period.

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  • Not on this Kickstarter project. This project is for English copies only.

    When Tiny Epic Western enters retail, it will likely be released in a few languages thanks to our publishing partners from around the world. Most likely German and Czech at this time.

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  • 1. All international packages will be shipped from the USA.

    2. All international packages will be shipped Postal Service and will arrive from your local postal delivery service.

    3. We are only going to list one value on the Customs Forms. This price will be the manufacturing cost of the game plus the shipping offset, plus some handling (not the ADDITIONAL shipping fee paid via Kickstarter for International copies).

    In other words, here are the EXACT prices that will be declared on the customs forms:

    Base Game - $8 (multiplied by the number of copies ordered)

    Deluxe Game - $10 (multiplied by the number of copies ordered)

    Period. That's it!

    We will NOT declare the shipping cost of the game on the customs form. The shipping cost will print out on the label, but it is NOT built into what we will be declaring as the value of the contents.

    This means that backing the deluxe game should avoid increased fees or VAT for most, if not all, internationals backers.

    For those of you wondering, the package will be marked as merchandise, not as a gift.

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  • Yes. We will be using PledgeManager.

    PledgeManager is a crowdfunding fulfillment tool, like BackerKit, and a godsend to project creators like myself. It is reliable, accurate, and flexible, making the logistical side of Kickstarter a much smoother, and easier, process for project creators and backers alike.

    It is used to collect the project's shipping data from backers and also provides an easy way to manage add-ons. An email will be sent to backers after the project, inviting them to join, much like a Kickstarter survey. Also, its services allow backers to easily manage and update their addresses at anytime (prior to shipping, of course).

    PledgeManager is highly reputable and is created by the brilliant mind behind KickTraq, Adam Clark.

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  • We are still looking into this option but it is very likely that we will have bullet dice available to add-on in the PledgeManager after the campaign is over.

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