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Play as hopeful survivors, or the Zombies, in this 1-5 player game featuring competitive and cooperative modes, and.. more ITEMeeples®!
Play as hopeful survivors, or the Zombies, in this 1-5 player game featuring competitive and cooperative modes, and.. more ITEMeeples®!
Play as hopeful survivors, or the Zombies, in this 1-5 player game featuring competitive and cooperative modes, and.. more ITEMeeples®!
23,425 backers pledged $854,483 to help bring this project to life.

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THANK YOU TO OUR MANY BACKERS

An unthinkable crisis has struck the Echo Ridge Mall. A mysterious outbreak has claimed the lives of nearly everyone there... what's worse is they are crawling the stores and commons as Zombies hungry for flesh. Only a few Survivors remain. Are you among the Survivors? Or are you one of the ravenous Zombies? The choice is yours in Tiny Epic Zombies!

Arm your Meeples for Survival with...

Bazooka and Katana included in Deluxe games only. Additional items unlockable through stretch goals.
Bazooka and Katana included in Deluxe games only. Additional items unlockable through stretch goals.

 

 

Tiny Epic Zombies is a 30 minute, 1-5 player, game of survival that features 5 distinct play modes:

  • 1. Cooperative team-play with game controlled Zombies.
  • 2. Cooperative team-play with Zombies controlled by a non-team player.
  • 3. Competitive free-for-all with game controlled Zombies.
  • 4. Competitive free-for-all with Zombies controlled by a player.
  • 5. Solo.

In Tiny Epic Zombies, survivors are always on the run, collecting weapons, killing Zombies and working toward completing objectives. Completing 3 objectives can win you the game but if you're too focused on the objectives, the Zombies will overrun the mall and that will be the end of you.

Why Back This Project? 

  • Great Gameplay! - Fast paced and easy gameplay gets you right into the action. Variable survivor and Zombie powers, and several objectives, keep you playing time and time again.
  • Generous Discount! Save almost 20% by pledging on Kickstarter.
  • 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 and equip them right to your Meeples!

 

 

This image has been updated to reflect unlocked stretch goals.
This image has been updated to reflect unlocked stretch goals.

 

 

This image has been updated to reflect unlocked stretch goals.
This image has been 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. 

 

GENERAL INFO: 1-5 players, 30 minutes, 5 play modes including competitive and cooperative play.

THEME: Modern day Zombie outbreak at the Echo Ridge Mall.

HOOK: Fast paced, portable, and tons of replayability. Play as the survivors or the Zombies. Plus ITEMeeples!

WIN: Survivors must complete 3 objectives - Zombies must kill all the Survivors or gain control of the Mall's Courtyard.

OVERVIEW: Simplicity shines in Tiny Epic Zombies

Based on the mode of play, you will either play as one of the Survivors or as the Zombies.

Example Survivor:

Note: If your ammo and wound tokens ever meet, you're dead meat! So, keep your wounds low and your ammo high.

If you die, that character will turn into a Zombie and you'll have to draw a new character to play. If that happens too many times, you lose the game.

As a Survivor, your turn will consist of moving 3 times. Then based on where you move, you'll be able to do additional things. For instance, if you move into a room with a Zombie, you'll have to fight it by rolling the Zombie die. Or if you move into a room adjacent to a Zombie, you can spend ammo to shoot it. Killing a Zombie is actually pretty easy... but they just keep coming. Keeping them from overrunning the entire mall, while trying to accomplish your objectives, that is hard!

After you've taken your 3 moves, you'll search the room. This is done by revealing the Search Card you are holding. Most of the time, you find something useful, like awesome items you can later pickup and equip to your ITEMeeples. Sometimes though, you may find a Zombie lurking in the corner. So be prepared.

After you search the room, more Zombies flood into the Mall. Then it's the next player's turn. Simple as that.

Example Objective:

This is one of many Scenarios in the game. Each Scenario presents an objective. You'll have 3 Scenario in each game. Complete all 3 and you win!

Example Zombie:

As a Zombie player, not only will you control unique Zombies with special abilities, you will control ALL the Zombies! With your help, the Zombies will have a brain in addition to eating brains. Your game will be to overwhelm the players with clever placement and movement of the Zombies. Smother them with your Zombie horde and prevent them from completing their objectives. If you kill enough players or overrun the mall courtyard, you win.

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!  

BGG Stretch Goals

 

 

 

This concludes the BGG Stretch Goals.
This concludes the BGG Stretch Goals.

    

Funding Stretch Goals 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

Thank you for all your support! 

In addition to the play through videos below, you can download the rulebook and free print 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 Zombies. 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.

Click to download the FREE PnP.
Click to download the FREE PnP.

 

 

Click to download the pre-production rulebook.
Click to download the pre-production rulebook.

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

Below are reviews of the game (in prototype form). Please follow the links and watch the videos to see what people are saying about the game.

 

 

"There is definitely a feeling of dread that rises when you see the growing number of zombies on the map, and I think the game does a good job with the theme." - Jonathan H. Liu
"There is definitely a feeling of dread that rises when you see the growing number of zombies on the map, and I think the game does a good job with the theme." - 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:

 

 

 

 

 

 

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.  

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 to visit our website.
click 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 Zombies 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 ZOMBIES - including all stretch goals and the ***Kickstarter Limited Exclusive Deluxe Content.

    This copy of TEZ 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 TEZ!

    With it you will receive an Honorary Producer Certificate autographed by Scott Almes, Miguel Coimbra 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 Zombies using the Premium Print 'N Play files in April 2017.

    You may add extra copies of TEZ to your order in PledgeManager that will be delivered with the rest of the project fulfillment in October 2018 (estimated ETA).

    Includes:
    • TINY EPIC ZOMBIES - DELUXE GAME
    • PREMIUM PRINT & PLAY
    • TEZ - PREMIUM PROTOTYPE
    • TEZ - AUTOGRAPHED CERTIFICATE
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