Poker meets worker placement in this artfully crafted 30 minute board game for 2 to 4 players. TINY box, EPIC gameplay, EVERY TIME!
Gamelyn Games is well known for their “Tiny Epic” series of games, including Tiny Epic Kingdoms, Tiny Epic Defenders, and most recently Tiny Epic Galaxies. As of Monday, January 11, 2016, the Kickstarter project for the latest addition to the series, Tiny Epic Western, has begun.
In the game, players each have a “Boss” card on which they keep track of their posse members and influence. As the Boss, each player will send his or her posse around the town, playing poker, gaining influence, and purchasing buildings. Utilizing a combination of poker and a worker-placement mechanism, players will place their posse members in different buildings to take a variety of actions to accomplish the above goals.
Each time a player sends a posse member to a location, a poker hand is played. Winning will award the player the “poker pot” and any extra influence from a “double down” spot. Players 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 activate players’ 3rd posse member. When another player’s posse member is in the way of another player’s, the other player may send in his or her posse member for a duel to try and take the spot. A “WANTED” card is dealt to the winner of the last duel.
After locations and placement of posse members have been resolved, players may spend their Influence to purchase one building occupied by one of their posse members. Buildings offer victory points, 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. The game ends after six rounds (bullets in a revolver) and the player with the most victory points is the winner.
One copy of Tiny Epic Western includes:
- 1 Box
- 1 Rulebook
- 12 Meeples
- 1 Poker Chip
- 2 Bullet Dice
- 3 Industry Tokens
- 12 Influence Tokens
- 1 Wanted Card
- 20-Card Poker Deck
- 24 Building Cards
- 4 Boss Cards (Player Cards)
- 6 Location Cards
The Deluxe version of the game includes Kickstarter exclusive material:
- 2 Unique Boss Cards
- 2 Additional Bullet Dice
Tiny Epic Western is a game for 2-4 players ages 14 and up and plays in 30-45 minutes. As of the fourth hour of the project, it has funded at 408% of it’s target pledge goal. The Kickstarter will fund on February 6, 2016. For more information on the project, visit the Kickstarter page here.