About this project
What is Ultra-Tiny Epic Kingdoms?
A strategy game for 1 to 5 players in your shirt pocket!
Ultra-Tiny Epic Kingdoms (UTEK) is everything Tiny Epic Kingdoms (TEK) is (minus the exploration mini-expansion, but add SOLO play) but much smaller! The EPIC game play has remained the same!
Note: for solo play, you will need to supply a D12 (not needed for 2-5 player games). Alternately, you can use our random number generator found here: http://www.gamelyngames.com/games/ultra-tiny-epic-kingdoms/
Simply put, we're making this version to hopefully land Tiny Epic Kingdoms on a mass market shelf while offering some of our previous KS backers a chance at a neat utility. Either as a gift, or as a pocket game, we feel UTEK really delivers!
We believe it could be an effective gateway game at this size and price. We're trying to find a new market with this version of the game, but wanted to give our Kickstarter backers an early chance at it. Considering there will be some that really appreciate the opportunity, and we feel as they helped build this series, that we owe it to them.
If you already own Tiny Epic Kingdoms, this may not be for you, but it would make for a great stocking stuffer for a friend, and a lot our backers have expressed an interest in that.
This is NOT something we are doing to all the Tiny Epic games, and this is NOT the direction of the Tiny Epic series. This is essentially just an attempt at a mass-market calling card and we're using our first TE title because it lends itself very well to this Ultra-Tiny format.
So if you are a long-term Tiny Epic backer, don't feel bad if you pass on this, we understand.
We also appreciate your understanding of our dream to bring Tiny Epic games to more people and more markets.
All THIS for only $9! (+shipping)
A DELUXE copy of Ultra-Tiny Epic Kingdoms includes everything from the basic game, PLUS, a high-quality DRAW BAG and BOX SLEEVE! These are helpful in preserving and improving the product's longevity.
***Limited Exclusivity - Deluxe content will not enter regular distribution. However, it may be available in limited supply at conventions, through contests, online at the BGG promo store, and directly from Gamelyn Games.
LEARN TEK AND YOU'VE LEARNED UTEK!
Ultra-Tiny Epic Kingdoms and Tiny Epic Kingdoms are virtually the same game. The only rule difference between the two versions is how units react to the Ruins region and certain faction/territory restrictions exist due to having them back to back on the cards. Otherwise you can expect the same EPIC game experience from TEK to come from UTEK!
You've seen how great the game is, but now let us prove it to you!
Follow the links below to find a FREE Print & Play of Tiny Epic Kingdoms.
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
We have set out on a mission to bring this great game to mass-market, and UTEK is our vessel! With a card sized box, an MSRP of $10, and resonating game play, we feel UTEK will stand out, and even excel, among other games at this price point and size.
We've even designed an eye-catching point-of-purchase display box to help facilitate retail sales.
To learn more about the game play of Tiny Epic Kingdoms, check out this video:
Putting UTEK back into the box!
This project is short, sweet, and simple. It is an already complete game and will not feature more than a few planned stretch goals. Adding any unplanned stretch goals will cause a delay in delivery and may impede production. Thank you for your understanding and support.
For MAXIMUM EXPOSURE we running a simultaneous project on IndieGoGo for the same duration. The IndieGoGo project funding will be considered toward unlocking stretch goals, but Kickstarter is our main focus, so if you use both sites, please pledge here on Kickstarter. Backers pledged to the IndieGoGo campaign will be grandfathered all stretch goals unlocked here on Kickstarter. The game will be the exact same for backers regardless of the platform they pledge through.
You can visit our IndieGoGo page by clicking the image below.
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.
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 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 (bigger than this) to international backers without any occurrences.
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:
"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 learn more about our team here.
Game Design: Scott Almes
Illustration: Bill Bricker
Graphic Design: Benjamin Shulman
Thank you very much for your support.
Michael Coe, Founder & Publisher
©2016 Gamelyn Games, LLC all rights reserved
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 tabletop game is a complicated process but one we have a lot of experience in.
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. 100% of the game is complete. The files are complete and approved by our manufacturer. The production quote is in hand and ready to be initiated.
2. We are working with a reputable manufacturer. 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 for fulfillment. Having worked with them for almost 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, 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.
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